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(2-1) Gerneral Tso's Chicken, Nuggets, and American History With native lang

Two years ago, I ordered some Chinese food at a Panda Express while waiting for my plane at LAX. I ordered a dish of Orange Chicken, whic...
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Feb 28, 2017 12:05
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Hunanese Food With native lang

Yesterday, I went to a restaurant a colleague of mine strongly recommended to me. The place was hidden in an old block, but I assumed tha...
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Feb 26, 2017 01:03
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I Was Shanghaied! With native lang

The other day, when I watched the movie “La La Land,” I heard the leading male role yell to the leading female role, “I was shanghaied!” ...
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Feb 24, 2017 00:42
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(1) Why Are Chinese Patients Killing Their Doctors? With native lang

Every few weeks, my former high school classmates who work and live here have a get-together to catch up. Several of them are “doctors.” ...
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Feb 19, 2017 02:41
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Murdering Doctors With native lang

Today, I read a piece of news that a man broke in, stabbed and tried to kill a physician. Fortunately, the physician was saved. Actually,...
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Feb 17, 2017 01:12
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An Interesting Church With native lang

Last Sunday night, I took a walk after eating in a downtown restaurant and saw a newly built road. This road extended through a few old c...
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Feb 16, 2017 01:06
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A Senile Charcoal Seller With native lang

by Bai Juyi, Tang Dynasty, China, (772-846) There is an old man who sells charcoal. All year round, he cuts firewood and makes charc...
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Feb 13, 2017 02:33
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(6.1) Incredible India - The Rip-off With native lang

The fortyish tuk-tuk driver wore a voluminous white robe and a Sikh turban around his head. Wrapped around his neck was a towel, which he...
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Feb 5, 2017 03:01
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(6.2) Incredible India - The Rip-off With native lang

“Wait a sec. Only ten grand? I should’ve seen this coming!” I was pissed. I twisted my head sideways, wanting to check Wang’s reaction. I...
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Feb 5, 2017 02:59
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(5) Incredible India - The First Impression With native lang

A heat wave wahsed over me. (It was over 50 Celsius degrees outside.) Right in front of us was a dirt road. The sidewalks were bustling w...
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Feb 3, 2017 02:07
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(4) Incredible India – The Arrival With native lang

After a couple of hours, the plane began to slow and tilt downward – we were about to arrive. I inclined my head toward the tiny oval win...
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Feb 1, 2017 01:29