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  • Shopping like locals in China

    2014-03-13 10:00

    When visiting a foreign country, some people like to visit the monuments, others the restaurants while some want to seek out the natural wonders.

  • A hop, skip and a jump to nowhere

    2014-03-06 07:19

    An old proverb says: "Pride goeth before a fall." However, I never really knew what it meant until my trip to the museum.

  • Not quite a royal flush

    2014-02-27 07:31

    We entered the courtyard, with its tiny garden area and quaint decorations, and we instantly fell in love with the place.

  • Beer festival has fun times in the bag

    2013-08-20 07:50

    It was an odd sight - a half-dressed man scurrying round a corner carrying a clear polythene bag of amber liquid.

  • Pleasing your loved ones is embedded in Chinese culture

    2013-08-13 11:16

    Such is the dilemma in modern China, where young adults must balance cultural and family expectations with the overpowering desire to blaze their own path.

  • I conquer the tallest building in Beijing, panting

    2013-08-06 09:11

    If elevators work, will you consider climbing to the top of a 330-meter-high skyscraper by leg power?

  • Lost in translation an everyday occurrence

    2013-07-30 08:11

    When my mother visited China at the age of 73, she said it was the first and would be the last time. Being an independent woman, she liked to go out by herself, without a guide or an interpreter. To her complaint, I replied: "But there is pinyin everywhere!" "Yes, but," she objected, "What is the use reading 'Youyi Binguan' if I don't know the meaning?" Good point.

  • Too much hospitality creates hostility

    2013-07-09 11:20

    I want to tell autonomous travelers, who are heading to a place as tourists, not to announce their visit to their friends.

  • School brings joy back into education

    2013-06-18 15:00

    It was Children's Day, and my son's school was having a big carnival with performances, classroom tours and cuisine prepared by parents.

  • Unwilling to be a silent victim of waste

    2013-05-28 13:50

    Some may think I'm a thrift maniac, as I can't stand any kind of waste and always try to give trash a second chance.

  • Waste not, want not

    2013-05-21 14:47

    The best news I heard since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November is that the nation is being encouraged to avoid wasting food.

  • A man's best friend teaches writer about China

    2013-05-07 13:27

    As an adult, my reasons for wanting to adopt a dog were purely selfish. I wanted a companion.

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