What was Built in 19 Days?!

Totally forgot I had this seeing it was in “Pages” instead of “Posts” without a title that I had back in March.  This is old news, so you can skip it if you’ve seen it already or might want to see it again.  For those who haven’t, it’s a 57-story building in China that was built in 19 days.  I hope all the safety measures were taken to account for the people who worked on it, who will enter it and walk near it.

This quick building is quite a feat for sure, however, I remember the earthquake in 2008 (before the Olympics), where poorly built structures and schoolhouses collapsed and killed lots of school children.  As the article from the NY Times will tell you, most of those kids were their parents’ only children due to the One Child Policy (more on this policy for another post), so the Prime Minister at the time, Hu Jintao, issued those parents money to get fertility treatments for another child.  This is something that most people don’t know that the government did due to those red-paint of hatred or Communism – take your pick.


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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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