Off to China for My Assignment
I am still getting settled in, but off to a good start on my assignment to Shenzhen, China. Once things settle down I hope to resume postings in more regular fashion.
This assignment is something I have been working toward for a long time. Its an opportunity of a lifetime that helps move me towards several financial goals:
1) I Love to Travel - this assignment is a rare opportunity for me to explore Asia for significantly less than otherwise possible being based in the US.
2) Reduced Expenses -by having my employer cover my living expenses, I am able to reduce my daily expenses and save a greater portion of my income.
3) Its A Good Career Move - this assignment continues focus on building my career (and hence my income) which has been an objective of mine for the past couple of years.
I realized in 2003 on a business trip to this area that I needed to be here. The tremendous growth and energy from this area of the world is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I suppose it is a bit like the "Wild West". I felt compelled to come here and be a part of it.
A small part of the Shenzhen skyline with Hong Kong in the background:
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