I am feeling so guilty for not keeping up on this website. I have been focusing on the weibo site since it is a daily connection to people in China, mostly. Since a lot of it is in Chinese, it’s difficult for some of you to join. I guess it’s a matter of adapting to the modern internet world! On weibo, I have been discussing the Chinese book, and connecting with Joy FM listeners from the past. I’ll try to inform you of some things here, and you can always reach me through this website. Hope you all are doing well as we move forward!
I have a weibo account now…
It’s on a Chinese site…
The best way to view if you don’t read Chinese is get Chrome browser (free ) and it translate the pages automatically…
That’s how I do it myself!
Give it a try: http://weibo.com/likerick
See what you think…Rick
I was skating for the first time of 2012 last weekend. I went to Hou Hai and started to skate over the bridge I have crossed hundreds of times over the years. A simple up and down over the small bridge. But as I started to skate up the incline, I found myself on a large patch of red cooking chili oil that had spilled on the bridge. It was so slippery that I could not stand. My skates were useless, as the wheels could not hold on to the ground. I was quite a sight as I could not stand at all! People watched me struggle and then one guy came over, took my arm and carried me away from the danger to the side of the bridge. I gave him a “thanks” as he smiled and walked away before I could say more. I skated easily after that down the other side as the oil dried off of the wheels.
I thought about it after as I skated around the lake. Ever have points in your life when you are totally helpless? When you have no footing in a situation? It may be the break up of a relationship, the loss of a job or the loss of something by theft…I was reminded of those times. And how in each situation, it took the help of others to enable me to stand again and move forward. It may be people you know, or even a stranger who appears and helps. It makes you really appreciate those who help you when you need it most. And don’t hesitate to help others when they need it. Try never to forget this…
I did a radio interview recently on Autoradio, a program hosted by Tomy. It was mostly done in Chinese but felt like the old days of when I was on China Radio International. The program went to about 20 cities and Tomy was cool; made it easy to chillax and talk about my Chinese autobiography, “三毛的回声——一个美国 DJ 在中国.”(on dangdang , amazon.cn and more. But not yet in stores)
Thanks to Autoradio and Tomy for the interview… You can hear the 2 part interview on Http://ireading.itings.com
And thanks to those of you who have read my book. It seems as though more and more people are reading it. Send me an email, and let me know what you think about it, ok?.
A common practice regarding this day is that a girl can ask a guy to marry…
I wonder how many actually do this?
Still, it’s cool to have this Feb 29th…Something magical about it!
Well, it’s hard to find my book in stores because it seems that distribution will be a bit slow. But, it is available online and they often deliver the same day! In China, in Chinese, online on dangdang.com or Amazon:” 三毛的回声——一个美国 DJ 在中国 by
李柯” and online ebook, outside China, in English: “Radio ChopstiX from an American DJ in China by Rick O’Shea” (Amazon, iTunes, Google etc)
Oh… I made a video about the book. Thanks to my friends Wiseguy and Sugar for their help:
Love to hear some of your comments. You can email me through this website~~
I am informed that the book can now be purchased on dangdang.com Perhaps you can’t see the cover on the site, but they will sell the book…This is good news for those who live anywhere in China! And there will be more places coming up…hope to do a book tour and go to many places… Any offers? haha
So many people have asked where they can buy my book…Well, it seems that the book is getting out slowly…but it is becoming available more and more now..on online sites like dangdang.com, Amazon.cn and others…that’s good for people anywhere in China or the world!
You may have to try a little…the cover is not visible on some sites…
Still, it is getting out…give it a try…
For sure, it is available in Beijing at Page One Bookstore, China World Mall zone 3, under the movie theater..
Guess with the New Year coming, things have slowed down early…
Please be patient…
Thanks for the interest in the book…
Hope you like it,
三毛的回声——一个美国 DJ 在中国
Echoes of Sanmao from an American DJ in China
January 13, 2012- Thanks to all who were at Page One bookstore in China World for the book signing of my autobiography in Chinese, “三毛的回声——一个美国 DJ 在中国 Echoes of Sanmao from an American DJ in China”
Special thanks to Yuan Yuan, my last co-host on Joy FM who was there to do the interview; my publishers, China Radio TV University Press; Wen Wei who translated the book; and all who stopped by. Some old friends and new friends!
(The book is available at Page One and online on Amazon, China and soon on Dangdang.com and other outlets in China.)
I am glad that the Chinese book is out now. So many people have asked me about it. Hope you enjoy the read.
Chinese New Year will be here soon. I will probably stay in Beijing and do some more writing. And hang out with friends who will stay in Beijing. Hope it’s a good holiday for you!
And you can always write to me here. I’ve heard from some people I haven’t seen for a long time, from the Hong Kong days. Thanks for remembering and staying in touch.
Well, Welcome to 2012! Jan 13th, 7-9 pm, at Page One in China World Mall 3 (just below the movie theater,) I will do a book signing for my new book, 三毛的回声——一个美国 DJ 在中国, Echoes of Sanmao from an American DJ in China. My memoir contains a chapter about my relationship with San Mao. Hope you’ll stop by and say hello. It’s a beautiful bookstore in Guo Mao!
Jan 4th passed, the day that San Mao, “Echo,” passed 21 years ago. I didn’t want to post anything on that day. The reason is that my autobiography, in Chinese, will come out next week. It will be on www.dangdang.com in China and in bookstores. 20 years ago, Echo urged me to write my autobiography. She said she’d help me with the book. Actually, like an echo through 20 years of time, she is helping me get it known. I kept my promise to her to write it, and to write a chapter about her; she kept her promise to help me get it known. I know that San Mao was a top ten topic on sina.weibo on the 4th. It was not a day to mention my book. That was a day to remember her.