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(3) Incredible India - Departure With native lang

I originally planned to travel alone, but Wang, a colleague of mine, saw me preparing for my trip, became very interested and persuaded m...
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Jan 31, 2017 02:41
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(2) Incredible India - Preparation With native lang

I started to plan my itinerary. I first booked a round-trip plane ticket to New Delhi, and then began learning how to book Indian train t...
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Jan 30, 2017 00:16
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(1) Incredible India - Why Go With native lang

Some people who come back from India will joke, “India: I’ll Never Do It Again!.” Every time I see that, I can’t help but laugh because I...
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Jan 29, 2017 02:07
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Embers of War - Pulitzer Prize With native lang

It seems like most people in my city have gone back to their hometowns. When I went out, I saw very few cars running on the roads. Most s...
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Jan 26, 2017 01:56
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Chinese New Year, E-payment, Blessing, and Pokemon Go With native lang

The Chinese New Year is around the corner. Nearly every Chinese person is on his/her way home to unite with his/her family members. In Ch...
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Jan 25, 2017 00:54
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Everything I Never Told You With native lang

Last week, when I was browsing Amazon, the website recommended a book called “Everything I Never Told You” to me, lauding the books as a ...
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Jan 21, 2017 23:59
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Endless Year-end Meetings With native lang

According to the Chinese calendar, this year will end in ten days. There’s always endless meetings at the end of every year. To summarize...
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Jan 18, 2017 21:45
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(4) My Life: First Half NYC, Latter Half Paris With native lang

Previously on this translation work: A young Taiwanese man had gone to work in NYC, thinking it was the best city in the world. However, ...
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Jan 15, 2017 23:31
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(2-2) An ABC Mocked for Being Unable to Speak Chinese With native lang

Several days ago, an article in the Chinese national media mocked an ABC (American Born Chinese) woman for being unable to speak Chinese....
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Jan 15, 2017 01:09
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(2-1) An ABC Mocked for Being Unable to Speak Chinese With native lang

Elaine Chao isn’t an ABC (American Born Chinese), but I want to start with the story of her. The other day, I learned from the America...
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Jan 13, 2017 23:07
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Exotic American News Programs With native lang

In order to improve my English, I started watching American TV news programs two months ago. I really enjoy them. Even though I had a bas...
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Jan 12, 2017 01:41
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Rogue One – May the Force Be with You With native lang

I went to watch the Star Wars movie “Rogue One” last night. I enjoyed the movie, but I saw quite a few members of the audience trickling ...
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Jan 11, 2017 02:30
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#3 Mysterious Amulets: Pixiu / Global Warming = Smog? With native lang

Previously: A friend treated me to dinner at a downtown restaurant. The place was already packed when we arrived. We took a number and we...
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Jan 8, 2017 23:13
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#2 Mysterious Amulet - Yin and Yang With native lang

My friend didn’t go to Thailand, but when my friend heard that lady was going to the nation to buy Buddha amulets, she asked the lady to ...
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Jan 7, 2017 20:34
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#1 Mysterious Amulet - A Small Buddha With native lang

Tonight, a former classmate, treated me to dinner at a downtown restaurant. When we got there, the place was already packed. Lines of peo...
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Jan 7, 2017 00:53
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(3) My Life: First Half NYC, Second Half Paris With native lang

Previously on this translation work: A young Taiwanese man had gone to work in NYC, thinking it the world's best city. However, a ser...
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Jan 4, 2017 23:29
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A Kid on the Block

(1) a kid on the block Today, when I read the Washington Post, I came across an expression “a kid on the block,” as in the sentence: “...
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Jan 4, 2017 01:57
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(2) My Life: First Half NYC, Latter Half Paris With native lang

Previously: a young Taiwanese person went to work in NYC. Before he knew it, he'd worked five years there, happy as a clam, thinking ...
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Jan 3, 2017 01:25
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Small World: the Café on the Road With native lang

Happy New Year! Best wishes to you all! The other day, I learned from the media that a young Chinese lady had just finished her six-mo...
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Jan 2, 2017 01:47
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(1) My Life: First Half NYC, Latter Half Paris With native lang

NYC and Paris, respectively, represent two different facets of my life. NYC is the daytime, Paris is the night. The former represents the...
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Jan 1, 2017 02:26