In the face of all the heat Achelle is taking for simply trying to alert both the Chinese members and especially the Western men about some of the inherent dangers that are hiding in what is generally, and mistakenly, believed to be “health food”, I feel obliged to relate to everyone here my experiences with Chinese food during my 10 years of living here.
I don’t want to engage in piling on here. Achelle has written a provocative article about Chinese food preparation methods, and I will let that stand and fall on its own merit. I am merely here to provide some perspective. And the perspective is this: Writing a column about the danger that food preparation in China poses to health is a bit like writing a column about the danger that lawnmowers pose for global warming. True, lawnmowers do emit carbon dioxide and so do contribute in fact to global warming, and the way food is prepared in China (especially here in Sichuan) does pose a threat to health (I guess I did wade into things). But in both cases there is a much bigger danger that is being overlooked. Lawnmowers are not the real problem and neither is food preparation. When it comes to life in China, the problem, unfortunately, is the food itself. If you don’t believe me, Google “Chinese food scandals” and see what comes up. It is literally something new every week. This week the news is all about rat meat being passed off as lamb. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 900 people were arrested in the crackdown and 20,000 tons of product was seized.
Point one: Food is supposed to be good for both the body and the soul.
Recently a good member (I consider all Canadians to be good members) posted a forum thread entitled "Travel for a Canadian to China". I wrote everything below as a comment, then thought "What the hey, I don't have much time to write my blogs anymore, so why not post this as a blog instead". I suggest you visit the thread and then come back for my response on China travel. I'm sure there'll also be a number of other comments of equal or greater value than mine from some of the other Expats in China who hang out on CLM, so you should check back on the thread and the comments here occasionally if you too intend to travel to China..
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Love with or without losing and winning?
Last September I decided to travel back home to visit my family in America. Home sickness was wearing on me and I knew it was time to get some air from life in China. I wasn’t tired of China nor had China lost its shine in my eyes, but if there is one thing I’ve learned about living here is that eventually you have to take a holiday from your day to day life, just like you would no matter where you live. I’d been here for two years and it was time to get back and see my friends and family who I knew missed me a lot.
Made the appointment with a good friend Juan to meet in Beijing, we would stay together in Beijing for two days besides my mission of the visa interview.
“I was ready to live the rest of my life alone. I was not planning on getting married because I did not want to settle.”
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