About Me

Name: Jenny

Nationality: The Earth

Languages: Chinese and English with near-native fluency, overwhelmingly unimpressive French and Spanish – or just impressive enough to wow the non-speakers.

Made In: Huanggang, Hubei, China, a small town just outside of Wuhan, known for its horribly difficult, soul-crashing exams that would just baffle even the hardest-core Chinese students.

Countries Lived In Before: China, the UK, the US

Why Did You Move Back to China: I figured if I knew Argentina better than where I was born, it’s time to learn about my root.  China has a booming economy, it has unlimited potentials (which is pretty fun for a young person to explore) and it’s also fun to travel in China.

What are you doing now:  I’m a Chinese-English translator and interpreter for quite a few years now.  It was my first job in China.  Before the translation saga, I was an actuarial analyst for insurance companies for some odd 4 years.  Eventually I found my passion in language and culture while traveling around the world. Since I speak two languages pretty well, the translation industry naturally saw my potential and gave me a chance, and the rest was history.

Hobbies:  Swing dance – east coast, lindyhop, west coast, a little bit of blue and balboa.

Travel –  into the woods, backpack & hitchhike adventure, get lost in middle of nowhere, learning about unique, non-western cultures (I get western culture the minute I lift my head up, boring.)

Running – prepares for my next trekking trip, losing a bit of body fat while getting an endorphin injection for the day

Doing fun stuff – festivals, parties, social events that pass out free stuff, wine tasting (and get drunk from it), arcades (because I could win free stuff while having fun)

Procrastinating

Weird Food You’ve Tried: dragonfly – and it’s delicious, poky but delicious!

Most Unique Place You’ve Been: Antarctica, it was a huge hit to my limited travel fund, but I never regretted it.

Next Destination:  India or Brazil, or.. Central Asia?

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Today I took some time and went through this site, wow, your experience really impressed me.

  2. Hey Jenny,

    I enjoyed meeting and dancing with you at DFW ProAm Jam. We had so much fun there that I’ve already reserved the same table for next year. I hope you’ll be able to swing through Dallas again then.

    p.s. Great blog, by the way.

    • Hey Rick! I will have a few photos from DFW Proam Jam up soon too. Thanks for stopping by, I hope I will be there next year too.

    • ..and just so if you end up in somewhere wacky in my blog… I was just testing my blog during the last few hours, everything back to running just now. 🙂