So I went to the Canon distributor yesterday to get my camera fixed and ended up chatting with the salespeople in broken English/Chinese for an hour while I waited. I had a great time and Shane, the only fellow there with English skill, taught me about Jinan and Zhong, one of the sales guys, asked three times to arm-wrestle. And he lost three times ^^
So one of them asks me if I have a Chinese name. I said no. So they got to work on brainstorming one for me and they started thinking of my qualities. Tall comes first says Jo, a woman, also salesperson. Zhong chimed in with strong. And Shane, the English-speaking one, said "lucky." So they came up with "Tian Shan." Which send shivers down my spine. Tian Shan is the name of a mountain sacred to Taoism only an hour south of Jinan and something I’d made a point to see during my time here.
Now I definitely have to climb it.