Three Young Chinese's Ordinary Life

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First Assignment of the Course on Creativity at Stanford: To find as many things as you can that you ALL have in common.

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  • I like your presentation from the perspective of creativity although I am 29 and becoming the so-called 'left-over lady'. :)
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  • Great deck ... thanks for sharing! I don't feel the tone is negative. It's important to be frank about things, and it's a sign of strength to not be defensive about them.

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  • Three Young Chinese's Ordinary Life

    1. 1Three Three 0 63Young Young 2Chineses Chineses 5Ordinary Ordinary 10Life life      Andy, Peiyi, and Ying Andy, Peiyi, and Ying
    2. We all have 0 spouse.We are 24 and 25, In China most people gotand we havent married before 30. If agot married yet. woman is still single after 30, she would probably feel a lot of pressure by being labeled "Leftover-Lady"
    3. We all have 0Due to various tax duties,the prices of the cars canbe several times higherthan the "original price", somost young peoplecouldnt afford one.And in Beijing, you are notallowed to buy a car if youdont have the permanentresidence registration inBeijing or pay fiveyears  taxes...
    4. We Price of real estate has gone up like a rocket inall the past few years in China.possess 0 A 100-square-meter apartment (1076 square feet) in Beijingproperty. could be sold from 2 million yuan (313k dollars) to  6 million yuan (938k dollars).   Nonetheless most young Chinese are still keen to have one before getting married as an investment and also a social tradition.
    5. We all hug 0 person today.Chinese are not used toexpressing feelings byusing body language,evenwith the closest friends orfamily. 
    6. Most Chinesehave never tired We all used"using drugs" like heroin, drugs marijuana, 0 in their entire life.  time.
    7. We all have used acebook 0time last month. Yeah, Facebook is blocked by theChinese government.Oh, and Google,and Gmailand Twitter, Dont worry, we are not Amishand Youtube, people, we buy VPN toand Flickr, "cross the wall" orand Tumblr, we could use Chinese  counterpart websitesand Dropbox, that are mostly C2Cand Foursquare, (Copy to China). and …
    8. We all have spent 0 yuanto buy any Microsoftproduct.  Intellectual Property Right is still an unsolved problem. And Chinese are used to downloading software free from the internet. 
    9. We all have sex 0 time... in the past month... ... Well, in China, there is no such thing as "dating"You are either in a relationship or you are single.    Mao once stated that“Youare no more than a hooligan if your relationship is not But some people say marriage-oriented”, which young generation is less irresponsible inhas been cited as a funny joke relationship these among young people.  days. 
    10. Our wallets all have been stolen11 time.  In most places of China, its still quite safe. Robbery happens less. Guns are illegal, so we dont need to worry about somebody suddenly coming shooting us while we are enjoying a wonderful movie.
    11. We all had raised 1 pet. Andy had Peiyi 1 had dog 1 Ying dog  had 1 cat.
    12. 1We all drink cup of hotwater after getting up. 
    13. We have all been toDisney 1 time.Andy went to the one in Shanghai,Peiyi in HongKong,Ying in Orlando. 
    14. We all changed our hairstyle 1time this year.
    15. Andy knows one, Peiyiknows two, Ying knowsmore than ten (She has We allstayed around two years inBay Area near know atSan Francisco). least 1 more and more gay feel homosexual. comfortable to come out inbig cities in China thesedays. gay marriage is still notlegal in China. 
    16. We all just have 2 parents.  Divorce is nota common option in ourparents None of our parentsgeneration, for have divorced andthey might feel remarried.a lot ofpressure. 
    17. We all follow 2 American TV series.    American and English TV series are so popular among young people in China.Andy Nikita & Last ResortPeiyi Gossip Girl & Lie to MeYing Modern Family & How I Met Your Mother 
    18. We all know more than 3foreigners. A lot of foreigners are coming to China these days. But neither Beijing or Shanghai could be considered an international city as diverse as New York or San Francisco. 
    19. Mao encouraged the wholenation to give birth tomore children, which Our parentsresulted in large families inour parents generation all haveand caused plenty of socialproblems. more than 3 siblings. In our generation, mostpeople are single child dueto the One Child Policy. 
    20. 3 We all have had 3 computers.Andy Lenovo, HP, and SonyPeiyi Lenovo, Lenovo and LenovoYing ASUS, Macbook, and Macbook Air
    21. We all have had4 cellphones.
    22. We all have learnt 4 languages.Most young Chinese started to learn English frommiddle school, and most of Chinese could speak atleast one dialect.Andy learnt Mandarine, Cantonese, English, German;Peiyi learnt Mandarine, Cantonese, English, Japanese;Ying learnt Mandarine, English, French, Korean.
    23. We are all able to find a hotpotrestaurant within 5 - minutewalking distance. 
    24. We all have had more than 6 pairs of eye-glasses.Most youngChinese arenearsighted. Asianpeople are geneticallyeasier to get nearsighted, and wehad worked too hard on studying,because its really competitive to get admittedby colleges. The admission is done by just onerational paper test.There are no such things as personalstatement, recommendation letter or special performance. 
    25. We all could reach a Starbucksand a McDonald within10 -minute walking distance. We could see so many foreign logos everyday. McDonald is even more popular in China than in the US; you could see one or even two in every commercial street. 
    26. T ha k y o u nAndy, Peiyi, and YingAndy, Peiyi, and Ying

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