Chicken Feathers excerpt featured in French textbook!

[Encouragement for self-published authors] While I was in China, I was contacted by Editions Bordas, a French textbook publisher requesting the rights to publish an extract of Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan, a book I co-authored with former factory worker, Chun  Yu Wang, and that I […]
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“It’s not over!” said the Jamaican back on Saipan.

How dare you assume that the Jamaican in China adventure is over!?!! I’ve gotten emails that say, among other things, “I’ll miss your emails,” “When are you coming/going back?” etc. Does that mean you think I have nothing interesting to say or experience if I’m not Jamaican in China??? Shame on you! I’m offended! I’ll […]
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Ah, well…everything happens for a reason

So, if you read the previous installment, then I’m sure you’re wondering if my passport with my China visa came in sufficient time for me to leave for my trip….Well, first I’ll say that I’m a “go with the flow” type person, and when  things happen that would disappoint your average nomad, I look for the hidden benefit or guidance in the situation, and take it all in stride… With that said, to answer your question…
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You sent my passport where????

Subject: Jamaican in China–You sent my passport where???? American Samoa????! From: walt@saipanliving.com Date: August 26, 2010 3:00:55 PM GMT+10:00 So, it’s Thursday, August 26. I’m scheduled to leave for China on Sunday night…August the 29th. For some mysterious reason, my passport hasn’t arrived yet, so I decided to check the USPS site to see if […]
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