Good on ya'

I wear shorts to the gym and to work, and as of late, all Chinese dudes over age 30 look at me, smile, and give me a thumbs up when they see me. People are always asking me if I’m cold, to which I reply, “I’m not a little girl”. My Chinese isn’t great, but I can still convey sarcasm. The cultural behavior in China never ceases to amaze me. 

Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).