Cliffs: Lost my job, applied to a ton, didn't get any luck, considered going to China to teach English, people were like "stop being lazy, tard". In the end, a few things lined up that made it official. Nanchang Institute of Technology in Jiangxi providence of China. They're gonna give me an apartment with furniture, utilities, internet and even let me use their gym, library and stuff. The deets: I relocated to Nashville for a post-graduation job, got a great offer, a month later I was canned. It sucks but I mean, they made a mistake hiring someone that needs training and realizing they couldn't afford to pay for training. I tried applying to a shit load of jobs in the area and got absolutely zilch. I really wanna do software engineering (I didn't ONLY apply to software jobs, I applied to anything I can do that pays enough to get me out of this hole, ended up getting a part time gig at a retail store) so I thought of doing a code camp like App Academy. Unfortunately they no longer provide live-work spaces so I would have to pay for housing if I did that. So I'm going to just take the China job offer. I got a lot of offers, but I told myself to work for a public school because the hours would be relaxed and I can do a code boot camp with my time off. Public schools tend to provide apartments in convenient locations, relieving me from the financial burdens of finding an apartment/paying for three months rent, commuting to work, etc. I am in the middle of an online code camp and have a start date for a physical one that would start when I come back. I'm going to try to pick up a second hand MacBook on Craigslist that I can use (Mac's are better for development due to easy Ruby access and a better terminal application) and that will be my "return home career preparation". I'm going to talk about my life in China here, what it's like, what the locals are like and hopefully get serious about my fitness regime. It's amazing how fucking lazy you get when you're unemployed. Also, any of you bro's live in China? I remember Hautamaki lived in China and someone here gave up on the US to go live with him but they both... Strangely disappeared. I set up a GoFundMe to cover some of the initial expenses but I think if I put it up here, I could get banned.