About Me

My name is James and I’m a young American guy who had been planning on starting an art career in the states until a certain Chinese girl changed everything. Now I’m living and working in China as an English teacher for the time being. Despite a few complaints here and there I really like my job but who knows what the future may hold for me? Blogging is like my cocaine so I update a few times a week. Culture, politics, whatever. I like it all. If you’ve got questions or would like to know something but are too shy to put it in the comments then you can reach me through the contact form. Keep it real.


  1. Hi, i have moved my blog ( Hassaanrabbani.wordpress.com ) to http://www.techenlife.com
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  2. Lucky man…I have had several great relationships with chinese woman…in my opinion…most intelligent an beautiful females on the planet…married a Lebonese woman…had a wonderful boy who is 8 now…no longer with her…looking for the next intelligent chinese woman…LOL

    • I guess I could put in a good word for you. We’ll see how that goes!

      • No…I prefer to go on my own hunting expeditions:) Perhaps I will stumble into Fortune…LOL

  3. ooops meant to leave comment 🙂 so good luck again to you in China and congrats on meeting ‘the one’ 🙂 I am a happy newlywed myself so many blessings to you both!

    • Thanks! Don’t be a stranger around here!

  4. JimmyJam – i know that is *exactly* how muscular you are. A groove buffy artist. I love you new site, I’m excited for you and your beautiful bride to be, and you are set for the adventure of a lifetime. I would tell you that you rock, but you know that. Always the best from your old friend Sumari Time

  5. Congratulations! Your blog has been chosen to receive The Versatile Blogger Award! Please check out my latest post for your blog review and acceptance steps. Thank you for your participation. It’s been a pleasure reading your blog!

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  6. Enjoyed the blog. I just returned from a 6 month stay in China and had very similar experiences. I think every American faces the same challenges, but I believe the benefits far outweigh the negatives, and it seems like you agree. China allows us a brief glimpse into what its like to be famous, so enjoy the time you spend in China. I’m sure you will and I wish you the best.

    • Thanks a bunch. Everyday is something new and interesting. While there are some bad times, the good far outweighs the bad. Thanks for the comment! I’ll be sure to check your site out as well.

  7. Mr. BeaufortNinja,
    Can you recommend a hotel to stay in that is medium in price, next to everything and has a quick and cheap route to the airport? Family of three (Me, Ma, 2 year old). We have to renew our visas… Appreciate any advice.

    • Well where are you coming from? If you’re relatively near HK then it would probably be cheaper and easier to take the train. How long will you stay in HK? The airport or train station has little shops where you can buy an Octopus card, which you put money on and can use for tons of stuff around the city like the metro and 7/11’s, or a 24 hour tourist pass for the metro which I believe is $55HKD.

      We stayed at the Ramada Hotel on Hong Kong Island. It’s about 15 minutes away from the nearest Sheung Wan metro entrance but it’s the cheapest decent hotel and is right in the middle of the traditional medicine district so there’s lots of wild stuff to see. The rooms are quite nice but the only thing that bugs me is that you have to pay for internet. 😡

      • This helps a lot. Thanks. We are coming in from Chengdu by way of airplane. Looks like the island is where all the excitement is at.

        Thanks Again-

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  9. That is awesome. I love stories like yours. My gf and I are living in Korea and soon to Thailand or maybe China if I can convince her.

    • Thanks! I’ve bookmarked your site. Really interesting stuff you’ve got there. I’m always looking for more teaching tips and ideas. Depending on how things go, I might be here for another 2 years or so. Let me know if you come around Guangzhou!

  10. Just stumbled upon your blog. i teach English in Nanchang. My blog in is http://www.chocolatechickinchina.wordpress.com. It is so romantic that love brought you to China. i have a Chinese boyfriend.

    • Thanks for reading. I’m following your blog now. I think it’s refreshing to find an expat whose still so fresh faced and excited. I hope it lasts! I’m reading your blog from the beginning to get the full experience.

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