About Ben

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A Photolog of Ben in Asia

My name is Ben Piscopo and I *used to* live in China; Zhuhai, Guangdong to be exact. I *lived* in Asia from 2004 to 2013 and I loved almost every minute of it. Yes, there are always roadblocks and wrong turns in every adventure, but they have all been worth it. In fact, I’ve experienced enough in those 9 or so years to truly last me a lifetime and that is why I created AsianLiving.Me.

Ever since I became blocked from my Chinese Learning Curves blog (on Blogspot), I had been thinking of a way to get my lessons to the outside world. I decided that weird or funny news stories had already been blogged 1000x over; and only a few volunteer-related blogs really make a difference;  and Chinese learning blogs…. forget about it! So what interesting or noteworthy stories are out there to cover?

When I thought more about my life out there, I realized that my daily routines had drastically changed since I was at Southern NH University in Manchester, NH. I eat, sleep, cook, exercise, communicate, and enjoy life differently than before. A lot of these changes were for the better, because I can see the traditional reasoning behind the way people live in Asian cultures. But, should I be the only beneficiary of these tradition-based, non-scientific lifestyle changes?

Of course NOT! My family, friends, relatives, co-workers, and guests are welcome to share in this personal growth. Let’s consider questions like: Why do we do eat how scientists tell us to eat? How much meat is too much? Why don’t we get more rest in the middle of the day? Why do we drink most of our liquids cold?

There is a better way to live than our “scientific and well-researched” ways suggest. I know it comes from tradition and I think we all need to remember that.

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