December 1st, 2004

happy

Thinking of moving to China..

I accepted that job. I can still back out with 2 weeks' notice and it doesn't start till Jan 10, so if something better comes along I can still go for it. Somehow I feel like I'm settling, but I am so tired of interviews. I'm tired of answering the same questions, filling out forms with information I've already provided, and sitting in stuffy rooms with people thinking they are original doing the 'nice cop, nasty cop' routine so blatantly that I feel like laughing at them. Mostly I'm tired of being pigeonholed. I am a walking transferable skill, yet apparently all I'm good for is teaching unemployed people. And my attitude to the job market right now is not conducive to being enthusiastic and encouraging. I can understand how people get down about it and end up being happy on a benefit, I really can.

Anyway, I thought this was really interesting (after about paragraph 6 anyway). It's no news that China is an emerging superpower, and that America is on the way out. I particularly like the style of the Chinese in managing it in such a way that there shouldn't be any real violence involved. Gotta love them Buddhists..

But, any ideas on how the world would actually -be- with China as the big dog? How would it affect our lives here in NZ? Would we notice it? Or would it just be more of the same? And would we suddenly be going to American takeaways on a Friday? Learning the language would be a wise move for people to make right now, I think. And would China, with its history of keeping to itself, find itself embroiled in all the crap that's going on everywhere else? I for one am looking forward to finding out.
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