So much has happened in the past few months. The super hot and humid days of Hong Kong has come and gone but not without first sinking deep beneath under my skin. I have been irritated and frustrated that what I thought was supposed to happen, did not pan out. First, I graduated from my Master of Arts in Chinese Studies. That was supposed to happen on schedule. Second, I was rejected by the Tikvah Jewish Fellowship in New York City. That was not in my plans, but I don’t decide the future (only G-d) does. Third, I am back in the corporate working world, surprisingly in financial services again. I won’t mention which bank here, as I had to take a lot of compliance training as a new joiner. I am still in Hong Kong, I thought I wouldn’t be here starting in late 2014. Well, life doesn’t always work out in ways you expect and think. I will change my approach and let G-d lead and not assume any event will happen until G-d gives a sign and/or direction.
I have finally come to the realization that my future is in Asia, specifically Hong Kong, for some reasons still unclear to me. I just can’t leave Asia — it is not in my cards. Going to New York City to study Jewish history now seems like a ridiculous idea. My immediate next steps are to 1) find a suitable Chinese name for allofasuddenpartJew 2) get Chinese people behind my idea.
Speaking to the first point, Mandarin will be spoken by over 1 billion people, that’s a very large audience. I need to be able to appeal to the Chinese masses. To the second point, I am thinking through ways in which what I am doing will benefit the Chinese people — from business people to government officials. My alter ego will need to solve one of Chinese people’s biggest problems, a problem that even the PRC government cannot solve. That’s where I come in….riding on a beautiful white Arabian horse to save the day. There is so much back end brainstorming, thinking, and planning involved. I want you all to know that I am working — though you may not see it daily — my journey continues….