Birthday lunch was Pollo Broaster with salad, fries, and rice (of course)  
 It’s an odd thing celebrating your birthday in a foreign country, but it’s been a great day so far. My students bought me a cake this morning and then proceeded to shove my face in it. But boy oh boy was it scrumptious. Buddy at the gym bought me a pair of sunglasses and the lady who cuts my hair got me chocolates.  
 Fun facts for November 7th: It’s also Marie Curie’s birthday and  Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus and was retiring.

Birthday lunch was Pollo Broaster with salad, fries, and rice (of course) 

It’s an odd thing celebrating your birthday in a foreign country, but it’s been a great day so far. My students bought me a cake this morning and then proceeded to shove my face in it. But boy oh boy was it scrumptious. Buddy at the gym bought me a pair of sunglasses and the lady who cuts my hair got me chocolates. 

Fun facts for November 7th: It’s also Marie Curie’s birthday and Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus and was retiring.

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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).