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Liebster Award Round 2!

The Liebster Award is a pay it forward blogger nomination given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Last summer I was nominated by R, the author of China Elevator Stories. Recently, I was nominated again by Xiananigans (thanks!!). … Continue reading

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My Not-So-Merry Christmas

For some reason Chinese people believe that Christmas Eve is a big deal. Maybe they think it’s like New Years Eve or something, I’m not quite sure. Regardless, all of the English teachers wanted to celebrate with me on Christmas … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in China

While I’m used to not going home for Thanksgiving (DC to Seattle is a long and expensive plane ride for just a few days), there’s something about being in China for Thanksgiving that makes you miss home. Almost everyone in … Continue reading

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#ChinaFacts

Here’s a list of random things I’ve learned about China and Chinese people since moving to Ningbo: 1. Chinese people peel the skin off grapes- not for health reasons, just because they don’t like it. 2. When Chinese children say … Continue reading

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Black Market Cooking Oil in China

One of my friends from Singapore recently sent me this article from the Washington Post titled: You may never eat street food in China again after watching this video. The article is about black market “recycled” cooking oil fished from … Continue reading

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Black Market Train Tickets

This post is a continuation of A Chianese Engalish is a best Engalish, where I detail my month-long trip this summer to Qinghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The next morning I woke up sunburnt and exhausted. My stomach … Continue reading

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A Chianese Engalish is a Best Engalish

Sorry for the small hiatus, I just spent the last week in Guilin and Yangshuo for the National Holiday, the Chinese equivalent of the Fourth of July.. but they get a whole week off. It was absolutely beautiful, and I … Continue reading

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Master Chef: China Edition

The last few weeks of my time in Xi’an was a blur. There was so much to do! I had to write my capstone and study for my Chinese final, all while attempting to pack seven months of my life into … Continue reading

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