I am originally from Boston, USA but now live in China. I am retired but not from life by any means. I was a manufacturing manager for 20 years before becoming a store manager for a well known electronics firm. I was a professional musician for 40 years and most interested in jazz and classical music. I consider integrity a high priority from both myself and guests. Now, here in China, I do volunteer work as well as teach English and music. While in China, I consider Mandarin language learning a high priority not only for communication but also for cultural exchange. I think the world needs to be more forgiving of cultures different than our own.