The Locals Have Gone Crazy…..

It has been a little bit since my last blog and I want to apologize to my readers that are regulars.   Soo Sorry.. but a lot of mess has been going on and I have not had time to get on here and share in detail.  Therefore, since so much has happened I have to kind of number them… I know, I know… but it is the only way I can remember to tell what has went on……


Toilet paper Español: Papel higiénico
Toilet paper Español: Papel higiénico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


1.    Well, Let’s starts with the basic stuff…. work… I have hired two new teachers from the states one from Chi-Town and another from the ATL …. so it proves to be an interesting school year.  They will be arriving next week and my hectic training and orientation schedule will start.   As always with Chinese languages school a new year comes with new rules.. and regulation….. I always dread what they come up with… and this year is more surprising than ever.   It seems that we have been notified that we are no longer allowed to use the toilet paper for personal use.   Now this is one of the craziest rules I have seen yet…. Has there been a shortage of toilet paper in China?   Are we protesting the use of toilet paper? … I am not sure .. but the whole office is in an uproar about it.    This rule also pertains to the use of pens, blackboard markers, and paper….. evidently we are not allowed to use school supplies in the school…. ?????  Yeah … I don’t get it either…. so… being the creative one in the bunch.. the rebel you can say…. I told my office mates that we can all put money together and buy our own toilet paper, pens and paper and better ones and the school can’t use them.    Pitiful…..




2.   The  next big news is ... family... Michael and have started the immigration paperwork process to move back to the states…. I know big surprise to all .. but I am getting a little tired and over these Chinese social norms here…. and it is causing too much stress on my marriage.   However, when the news was broken to my in-laws …. it seemed that satan appeared in the form of my father-in-law.    He went into some tirade about not being loved and neglected and decided to run away from home… no really… he ran away from home, literally.   Michael’s mother called us in the middle of the night crying that his father ran away and said he was never coming back, lord a mercy.    We had to leave at 2 am in the morning to pick up his mother and go search for the man.   By 3 am we found him sitting by the ocean…(which I personally thought was a red flag since his mother suggested we go there after driving around for an hour). and after loud protesting and whining that lasted until 4am he finally got in the damn car.   By the time we wasted all the gas and time searching for this man… who by the way turned off his phone and had been drinking… and Michael’s mother crying like she was being stabbed in the head the whole time…. we didn’t get to leave the village until 5:30 am.

In which Michael had to return the next evening to stay over night to make them happy.  I have never seen so much manipulation in all my life… as I watched the whole scene before me .. I wanted so badly to slap all of them and tell them to get it together and stop acting like the world is ending.   I could clearly see how they were trying to get Michael to feel he was a terrible son and just abandoning them …..I could smell the guilt trip…. The Shade of it all..


3. Now comes the really crazy part…. society.… It seems the Chinese people‘s hate for Japan is still so close to the surface that they have decided to fight them over a small island in the China sea.   The government has gotten the locals all fired up and they have all started protesting against Japan…. but what started out as a peaceful protests has now became rioting, looting and destroying everything Japanese.   They are trashing people’s cars, businesses and factories… and destroying all things Japanese.


This is just ridiculous since they are all owned by Chinese people they are only destroying their own country.   Now the government has released that we Americans support Japan.. and yep… now they are starting to protest America and all things American.    Even I encountered something for the first time… I bought some fruit from the little, old ,fruit man… and he asked me where I was from I said America.. and he went off in a loud tirade about how bad and horrible America is supporting Japan…. I told him .. oh.. Americans are bad?  Okay.. so here is your fruit back... he started singing another song after that.


Yes… the locals have all gone crazy..Is there a full moon??.. Personally and I might get backlash from this… but here it goes.

I feel the Chinese government is riling up the people on purpose.  There has been more and more talk from the locals on how they feel their government is not right and treats the unfairly… some negative government …lack of nationalism… SOOOOOO.…. what better way to get the people to believe in the government again.. and support the government again with the new Chairman coming into office????  Have them come together on a common enemy.. JAPAN…. and then they will be pro-China again…. ohhhh… how clever this government is.. they know exactly how to control their people.


You have to give it to them… it is an excellent plan and right before the Chinese National holiday weekend.  Beautifully played CCP…. Beautifully played.


So.. what about Michael and I .. well… we are still trucking along and trying to get things together for our immigration back to the states.   I will keep you abreast of the progress because it is a long process… and hopefully… these people will stop taking the crazy pills and get it back together.. or I might have to start showing them what … an intelligent, ghetto fabulous, diva looks like when she loses it….. don’t make me let the crazy out.


until next time….




19 thoughts on “The Locals Have Gone Crazy…..


    Good Evening Love!

    Could you be so kind to resend the tutoring info? I thought I flagged the email :(. I want to sign up. Had to wake a few weeks as I just completed my HR Certification that consumed all of my time but I am most definitely interested. I know how critical it is to find someone that speaks the language you are studying for.

    Thank you in advance,


    Please excuse the brevity, spelling and punctuation.

    Sent from iPhone


  2. Good Evening Love!

    Could you be so kind to resend the tutoring info? I thought I flagged the email :(. I want to sign up. Had to wake a few weeks as I just completed my HR Certification that consumed all of my time but I am most definitely interested. I know how critical it is to find someone that speaks the language you are studying for.

    Thank you in advance,


    Please excuse the brevity, spelling and punctuation.

    Sent from iPhone


  3. Good Evening Love,  Stay warm, make sure you take your vitamins and get a physical exam (both woman and regular) to make sure something else is not going on.  Woman (including myself) do a terrible job at taking care of our health.   In regards to the FreeBoa, not sure if it will work as I am on Eastern Standard Time but what are the details? Thank you,  “How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? … I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal.  And you have to be willing to work for it!”    Jim Valvano 

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  4. pearls

    Well, if they really hate America…then send our INDUSTRY BACK TO US! We’ll gladly take it back along with whatever other perks they received for the deal! ;D

    Since news travels fast in your locale, I don’t think that you’ll have to let loose on them! Believe me, the fruit man took care of that for you! Yet, for those that don’t know how dignified your indignation can get…I’ll stay tuned, ready to grab a beverage and pop some popcorn as you present your own version of show ‘n tell for the unfortunate souls who mess with you! I already know that they’ll need to pop firecrackers and select an auspicious day for their complete emotional recovery! hehehe

  5. I sympathise with you in all this. Having experienced a thing or two with China, what surprises me the most in all this is not your father-in-law’s fit nor the whole hate on Japan/America thing but the school supplies story (although the toilet paper part is pretty normal). As typical as these stories are in China and as much as they are to be expected they are SO frustrating to live with! I’m sure the hardest part in all this is dealing with your parents-in-law and the immigration process for Michael. I hope the running away/protesting/drinking episode was the first and last one and hope it all pans out with the move back to the US. Good luck with school, take care of yourself despite it all and do be careful with the riots. Wishing you the best in all this. Keep us posted.

  6. wooow i heard about this news and I am from philippines so I think you are familiar with china and philippine issue where in it is about the scarborough island i guess, i fell a bit bad coz me as a filipino having a hard time getting the visa for china.. awttttssss hope it will end soon even china japan issue i hope they settle it down am a teacher and I am losing my opportunity to teach in china for reasons like the school can’t release me a working visa because of our own country issue with theirs… government vs government with this people from each country got really affected.. even my chinese ex bf broke up with me coz of the issue lol

  7. blackandyellow

    I agree with you that there is a lot of drama going on! I’m agreeing with Sonya, “just let the crazy out, and shake up the locals a little!”

  8. OMG!   Please be careful!  I saw the news reports.  Please be careful, protest have a way of getting out of control and affecting everyone.   Also, God speed to you and your hubby returning to the United States, where do you think you are going to land?   Take Care.

    “How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? … I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal.  And you have to be willing to work for it!”    Jim Valvano

    1. Thanks to all of you for your comments and advice… Michael and I are okay.. the one good thing about living in a small city is the people are a little more worried about when they will eat dinner than … politics. So it has been semi peaceful. I have some students in my class that are government workers.. that try to get me riled up….I did have to say that one student that … NO.. America doesnt hate everyone… and doesnt hate china…. i dont know where they got this idea..

      1. Some parents are like that when it comes to their children, no matter how old they are. My grandmother got angry when I got married and left New York. She told me that my responsibility was to her. she really laid it on. I felt bad for about a hot second! lol She was close to family, and had three adult children that lived close by. When my marriage ended in divorce, she was actually happy.

        His parents are going to have to cut the cord. I know they will miss him, but the two of you have a life together now. Please keep us posted on all that’s going on!

  9. China is testing the US’s alliance with Japan and Japan is testing China’s restraint. That’s what it looks like anyway. But whenever Chinese folks go on about how bad America is you should bring up how China is complicit in the murder of millions of Koreans and Vietnamese.

  10. John Lee

    You for got one thing, China gov have been doing this for a long time, that how they control their people, get other to spy on their own people, i know it been like that for a long time. I would not want to vacation China because they hate American, come to think of it, there are lots of countries who hate American, we help them out on their war, help their people to rebuild then they turn around and kill American, I think we get too involve with what going in those countries. I think Michael’s parent want him to stay in China, they don’t want Michael to go to America, most parent are like that there

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