I began traveling to Beijing in early 2006, and moved here in 2007. Although I’m second-generation Silicon Valley, my dad’s father immigrated from Asia (Armenia) to the US as a young child.
My wife (Shanshan) and I have a dog (Leo) and two cats (Xiao Mao and Xiao Jian).
We have an apartment within the Fourth Ring Road. Which, since she is of Old Beijing Stock, is important to her.
My Chinese name is Su Jin Yan. “Xiao Su” is a joke, since I’m neither young or little.