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Today is a busy Sunday, like always, there is no real holiday in project work except annual vacation. 

This morning, I get up at 9 am, even I slept at 3 am. After the breakfast, I checked the weather. It is cloudy, which brings few sunshine. It is precious for out door activities in Pakistan, because here has too much sunshine every year. So I went to the country club and shot two baskets golf balls. My hand got edema, because my body did not have a good rest last night, I swinged too frequently,  and my posture is not right. This is my forth time playing golf I guess and making a nice shot still has difficult to me.
After I backed to the camp, I went to the site for taking some video, which will be used for promotion. The fact prove that I made a right decision to take the video before lunch, because I felt so sleep in the afternoon and fall asleep in the whole afternoon. 

In the evening, one idea came into my mind suddenly, which is about China demographic dividend is going to disappear. Previously, my friend in LSE has discussed this issue with me. He turned to feeling disappoint to China’s future, like many of my friends. The thing which change his opinion is the issue of China demographic dividend. As most people knows, China’s huge working population brings 6-7% annual GDP growth, that population is 60s, 70s and 80s. When it comes to 90s, one-child-policy was enforced very well and population get lower increasing rate. This probably is a super bomb for China ‘s 90s generation even 00s. Few people to work and Hugh people need to be feed by working people. 

Mark:改天请教一下施工队的人,为什么海外项目,管理人员中有年轻人,而且大多数都是年轻人,但是施工队伍中全是中老年人,鲜有年轻人。why in overseas project, there is young people in management team, but no young people in construction team? I am holding several thoughts: 90s generation was spoiled by the old generation. In China, nearly half people go low entry work after their senior high. Most of them come from countryside, receiving poor education in their childhood.while these days, the young people working overseas have received good education, with university bachelor degree. Working overseas is a tough work, people have to leave far away from everything they were familiar with and to perceive loneliness. So first half young people, few motivation, leading to no willingness to touch the tough. They were spoiled by their parents, which are 60s basically. 

It is 2 am of 22 August, I should end today’s diary quickly. Jin Keyu, known as the daughter of AIIB’s chairman  Jin Liqun, is teaching at LSE in economic area. Like most people, she was holding a negative to China’s economy future, based on many results of analyse. But, one fact make Chinese is different from other country is that, Chinese has their dedication. Before the old Devils opened the gate of industrilazation in 1700s, China was the largest agriculture country in the world, owing large land and living diligent people. Our nation is good at making unbelievable miracle. The econmic analyse is severe, but there is still hope for Chinese making miracle, do not let country down. I believe the government is good at this, holding the press tightly and leading people rightly. It is true that most people do not need to know the truth. As macroeconomic and game theory demonstrate that if everyone purse its own interest rather than the whole sociery’s interest, the total society benefit would be less and everyone lose from it. Only people are confident to the country, the country will become better, because people are willing to dedicate for it. Now Chinese knows they are facing big issue, most importantly they know they have to face and solve this issue. 

While look back to Pakistan, which I am living currently. People are holding less hope to the future, because for the last thirty years, there is so few improvement for Pakistan, even regression I think. Climate plays vital role in this country’s development. I will try to demonstrate this in the future I hope.

More information: Previously, China was the strongest country for the all time, dynasty after dynasty, China always unite as a whole. Developing techniques in many areas except industrilazation. It is forbidden because the ruler of China believe it will disturb the died people who are resting in the land. So in 1800s and 1900s, China has no other way but developing industry. In my opinion, it is hard to say industrilazation is good or bad before eventually. People having longer and better life because of it, but we see people and nature such as those living in developing countries, are suffering with it. Developed countries outsource the production part to these countries, while forgetting to give other support, especially nature protection, and other social responsibility. 
Good night, I need to sleep!

My Chinese friends

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My college: UNNC, has nine students came here this semester, we do have a lot of fun here. Besides me and a boy, all others do accounting. Most time, they do their work at day time, and come back to their dorm seeing American TV shows in the evening, that is all of their life in America. Besides me, none of them came to Charleston’s beach in the whole semester. They are healthy in their lives, no alcohol, no party and very few activities which interact with other countries’ students. Anyway, that’s most Chinese do in America.

My lovely dorm :D

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I live in Buist River, which is a honor students’ building. I love the people here, because they all are positive and friendly. The first photo is shoot from Buist Welcome Party. Almost every freshman come to the downstairs and meet each other, write the name on the white shirts for the memory.  The second and third photo is my room. In the second picture, you can see my bed, my desk and my bureau. Beside my bed, you can see a board on the wall, which I love very much. I enjoy to post some memorable things on it, such as some photos, tickets and postcards. There is a refrigerator and a microwave in the room, which is very convenient for me to contain food and cook noodles. And there is a big mirror on the back of the door. So I do think this would helpful for the guys who want to choose dorm. The forth photo is me and Jill, who is a very nice Jewish lady. I knew Jew from movies, radio and books, and I love them because I think they are smart and strong. Jill is the first Jew I have ever met. Several mornings, I have tea with her and we do have a good time. Her office is on the first floor, and I felt very relax to talk to her. The next two photos is Joseph. He is a cougar ambassador when I came and he is a good instrument player. I took participate in their Christmas song singing ceremony. Bunch of people come together and singing some songs for the lord. The next photo is my roommate and RA (residence assistant). He is a very responsible man and we live well with him.

Yes, I am in Charleston!

After a long flight, we reach Charleston. Actually the airport is in the North Charleston.

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As we hoped, there were some guys picking us. They were Olivia and Alex. When we met them, we feel they just like our families. They gave us a bag of useful stuff, such as maps, the books including the Introduction of Charleston, candy and a bottle of water. That is very nice, because we are thirsty, we need the water a lot. Then the staff of CIE drove us to our houses. It is quite surprise for us to meet the guy outside the dorm waiting for us. That is Gina! She is a nice girl and this is her senior year. She is adorable. She help us to find our room, help us to make cougar card and have a lunch with our three boys, who is living in the Buist River, the honors building.

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In the afternoon, we went to CIE, the staff of CIE took us to the Target supermarket. That is quite helpful for us. We buy a lot of staff in the Target, see the picture! We buy pillows, hangers, sheet, blanket, cloths, napkin, food,  lamp, cups, laundry detergent and a lot of staff in target. Whatever we need, we could find it in the target. It is a very huge supermarket, I like it. Because it is in the suburb, the tax is not high.

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In the second day, Melissa prepared us a warm welcome meeting, gave us a lot information about the culture, the classes and living tips. During the meeting, they arranged us into different groups and each group was taken by a cougar ambassador to have a campus tour. After the meeting, we meet our own cougar ambassador, who will accompany us for the whole semester or the whole year. My ambassador’s name is Hannah, who is a very responsible girl!

My first page of C of C.

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Why I choose College of Charleston?

Before and after I came here, a lot of people ask me this question. And when I came here, everyone in this college told me I have made the right choice. But why? Why I choose this college? Because of the beach? Because Charleston is a historical city with good harbors and delicious seafood? Because College of Charleston’s Business School has AACSB identification? No. Before I came here, I don’t know these stuff. No one told me and I have not done any research. But I heard from others that this is a good college and would let me to have a good transfer experience. So I come here, no other reasons. hahaha

For those guys who want to transfer to this college from China and seeing my blog. My suggestion is you should come here, you do not need to read the following contents in my blog because English is not your first language and you could be suffer from reading.

sun riseBack to the topic! My first page started from receiving the letter from Melissa. I can still remember the excited mood when I picked up the letters from UNNC’s international office. I opened the letter carefully where there is a C of C’s logo on the surface. Within the letter, there is DS2019 and Melissa’s invitation letter.

About cost me a month, I prepared the docs for my visa and health certification. I did online application, paid the fee, according to the receipt, fulfilled the application, and paid again. Then came to Shanghai from Ningbo, to have an interview. At the same time I went to China customs, to put some vaccines into my body. A month later, I had to go customs again and put another vaccines into my body as well. This is the trouble in China which leads some guys even give up transferring to other countries.

We ordered the plane ticket which costs nearly 1100 dollars three months before we departed. I departed from Beijing Airport, traveled over 12 hours to come to US. As we planned, we arrived at San Francisco,  and have a ten days travel around west coast before we came to Charleston.

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Who the blogger is?

What’s up?😀

I am Frank, coming form the University of Nottingham China Campus. And now I am a junior student study in College of Charleston. Frank is my English name, there is two reasons for me to choose this name. For one reason, Frank is very easy for others to remember it, the other reason is I am really frankly. hahaha…

My major is business and economics. Before I choose the major, I don’t know to learn what, so my family let me to learn economics. Because everyone should have a economic mind. I love economics, after two years learning, I found the world is run by economics. I can see everything in economic way, it is very interesting!!!

My lifestyle is to be happy and enjoy everyday. I am not coming from a wealthy family. In my childhood, my family lived in a small steel house. My parents started to do business when I was young, so my family become better even though we suffered a lot. And my grandfather used to be persecuted by Chinese party even though he is innocent. All of these determine I would be a liberal guy and I am willing to accept any good and tough things in my life.

OK, no more wasteful words. Now, you know me, and I am willing to share everything happened in my C of C’s life.

I am enjoying my life AND hope you enjoy my blog!

Sincerely,

Frank😀