Tonight I am feeling in tune with China/Dalian
It could be a personal illusion, but the real sense of making my way here is with me tonight and it feels euphoric.
I did a few real things today and got paid for it with a promise to pay more later. And I got a real prospect of marketing into a big market later this week.
How can I not think I am making some kind of headway? And I doing it with Chinese associates, even though I speak nominal Mandarin. The secret it finding the right associates and I seem to have found one rough jewel, Dean, and my own assistant, Scott, who feels more reliable and worthy of trust.
I have to say to the blogosphere that doing business in China boils down to finding the right Chinese associates. Although I will add this proviso! I am at the beginning of the commercial journey, the very edge of the beginning!
But if you think that my feelings of good existence comes down to marginal commercial success, let me set you right. I have a feeling of good life! I am usefully employed with prospects of better things, I have good Chinese and foreign friends and business associates. I have business connections with Chinese and Chinese organizations that I built myself. I am happy that is working, or seems to be.
I enjoy lots of good wine, spirits, cheese and crossover cuisine at home. I have good convivial friends for dinner and light partying thereafter. I have a warm and cooperative connection with one family that owns a respectable manufacturing company and I do more than English training for them.
- A Rather Disappointing City – Dalian, China (travelpod.com)
- RPT-Dalian Port to raise up to $904 mln in Shanghai offer (reuters.com)
- Dalian Take 2 – Dalian, China (travelpod.com)
- Intel Opens First Chip Manufacturing Plant in China (nytimes.com)