Over the Pacific

As you read this, I am already onboard an airplane with my girlfriend bound for the USA. We left Pudong International Airport around 1pm today, flew to Seoul, and are currently bound for L.A.

Now, I’m not blogging from first class or anything so fancy-pants bourgeoise as all that. I’m using WordPress’s scheduled posting feature. It’s pretty cool! I decided I didn’t want to waste precious time at home blogging, so I put up some posts ahead of time so that my site doesn’t go un-updated for all that time.

In L.A. we have a five-hour layover before flying to Tampa, so I’m meeting up for dinner with two friends I know from China who live in L.A. One of them is none other than the infamous “Da Xiangchang.” He posts a lot of over-the-top comments here (and a lot of good ones as well), but before any of that we were friends in China. I haven’t seen him for a while.

While I’m in the States I won’t be working on my website much, but I hopefully will be doing some work on Adopt a Blog. My original page for it is being combined with the work that some other people have contributed this year and it will all soon be online at a new location. I finally found an overseas sponsor! I’ll have to save the official announcement for when it’s actually done, though.

I’ll be back in Shanghai July 18th.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Tricky Johnny!

  2. i hope you and SS have a great time back home!

    enjoy the blue skies and clear air! at least you’ll feel right ‘at home’ with the humid weather in florida!:)

  3. Da Xiangchang Says: July 6, 2005 at 12:08 pm


    Yeah, it was pretty cool and a bit funny to see you after all these years. Haha. Though I wished we’d chosen Santa Monica (rich, clean beach) instead of Venice (dirty, gang-banger beach) as your only view of California. 🙁 Like I’ve said to you then, seeing Venice Beach and concluding you’ve seen California is like seeing Wujiaochang and saying you’ve witnessed all of Shanghai!

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