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Cutest Chinese Baby EVER!

On January 13, 2012 By

This is my friend’s five-month-old baby boy.  In the background you can hear his father saying “prepare for takeoff, one, two, three, FLY!”  This baby has an older brother and an older sister, who can easily be heard laughing in the background.  I HAD to share this, easily the most adorable thing I have seen […]

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In this post, I discussed what you can expect to happen at the end of a meal in China.  Before that bill ever arrives there is an entire adventure of actually eating the food you are (sometimes forcefully) served.  If you don’t understand some of the basic table manners in China, the dinner experience will […]

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If you arrive in China during warm weather, it will likely only take a day or two before you encounter your first bare bum in public.  While it is becoming less and less common in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai, the 开裆裤 (pronounced kai dang ku), or split pants are still alive and well […]

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Many of the biggest surprises you’ll encounter in China will occur at the dinner table.  Because meals and food are so important to business or social connections in China, I’ll write several articles based around food etiquette, and I want to start with the biggest shocker of all, the fight for the bill. Particularly if […]

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    When I was 17 years old I put something on my bucket list that I honestly thought was impossible: walk on the Great Wall of China.  I have since walked, run, camped, danced, played guitar and much more on my many trips to the Great Wall. The Great Wall is certainly a fantastic […]

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In an earlier post I discussed some common mistakes people make when they learn a foreign language.  I received several emails from people who were not able to comment because they didn’t have accounts with blogspot, and so I am working on setting up a different platform that will be more user friendly.  In part […]

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To me, language is really beautiful.  I think language is what makes us human.  Without language, we would not be able to share our thoughts with others.  Without language we could have no thoughts, only instincts.  Learning a second, third, fourth, or 25th language not only enriches you through exposure to different ways of thinking, […]

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