Welcome Aboard, Please Kill Me

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Chang Lili

by Chang Lili

Good morning, sir, and welcome aboard our Hainan Airlines flight from Bangkok to Beijing. I say “good morning,” even though it’s actually the middle of the bloody night and I’m steeling myself for five horrendous hours in one of the overcrowded pig trucks my bosses see fit to call an aircraft.

Please, just kill me now.

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Visiting Parents’ Relentless Enthusiasm Ruins Expat’s Week

Sunday, May 19, 2013

BEJIING — Local English teacher Brian Murphy described himself as “exhausted, deeply frustrated and utterly crushed” by the enthusiastic responses of parents Mark and Irene Murphy during a week-long visit to the Chinese capital, where Murphy has lived for the past eight years.

Murphy, 28, originally from Boulder, Colorado is described in his LinkedIn profile as “a battle-hardened old China hand with stories to tell.”

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