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(4/5) The Seen and The Unseen With native lang

“I’m so sorry but I gotta go…” With that, I pushed the paper across the table and stood up, ready to leave. The lady said, “I’ll pra...
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Jul 27, 2017 01:04
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(3/5) The Seen and The Unseen With native lang

The entire conversation, literally her monologue, had lasted over an hour before I knew it. I took a cursory look at my phone out of the ...
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Jul 24, 2017 00:46
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(2/5) The Seen and The Unseen With native lang

She lowered her voice: “I’m gonna audition for a show in Shanghai. Could you listen and give me some advice?” “Sure.” The old lady ...
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Jul 24, 2017 00:41
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(1/5) The Seen and The Unseen With native lang

Today a friend of mine called me to invite me to drink at a pub downtown. I decided to go to the library first, because it was on the way...
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Jul 23, 2017 12:26
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(3/3) My Second American Teacher With native lang

When she returned to the US, we kept in touch via email. But after Yahoo stopped its email service in China, we lost contact because I co...
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Jul 18, 2017 23:29
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(2/3) My Second American Teacher With native lang

When her boyfriend came to China from the US, I breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that K finally had someone intimate to accompany her ...
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Jul 18, 2017 23:15
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(1/3) My Second American Teacher With native lang

My second American teacher, K, taught me English in university. Though being my teacher, she was only a couple of years older than me. Sh...
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Jul 17, 2017 23:57
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(2/2) Sleeping Beauty -- Lady Dai With native lang

The coffin was the last thing to be dealt with. A silk T-shaped funeral banner draped over the casket. The banner had colorful embroidery...
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Jul 16, 2017 03:02
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(1/2) Sleeping Beauty -- Lady Dai With native lang

Egyptian mummies are well-known throughout the world. In China, there is a body that has been kept well for more than 2,000 years. It isn...
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Jul 14, 2017 00:53
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Museum Volunteer With native lang

Today I saw a notice from the Internet that the provincial museum is going to reopen this October after a five-year renovation. And, the ...
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Jul 13, 2017 01:56
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(2/2) Death Penalty With native lang

In China, a case of a Chinese student missing in the US has inspired a vigorous public debate over the death penalty. While browsing Zhih...
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Jul 12, 2017 00:58
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(1/2) Death Penalty, A Grad School Student Missing With native lang

A case of a Chinese student missing in the US has sent shockwaves through China. There have been on-going reports about this student, Zha...
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Jul 10, 2017 00:41
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How Has Studying English Helped My Native Language Writing With native lang

Some people say that studying foreign languages can be detrimental to one’s native language proficiency. In my view, it really depends an...
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Jul 1, 2017 03:45
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I’m a “Tour Guide” (1/3) - Privileges With native lang

I’ve been a registered national tour guide for several years. When I was in college, I took a national tour guide certification exam. I c...
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Jun 29, 2017 01:11
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Texas With native lang

I went to a movie this weekend. I live near a university, where the movie ticket prices are very low, less than $2. (The average price in...
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Jun 26, 2017 00:49
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Meemeng’s Transition -- From Intellectual to Troll -- Paper Media v. Online Media (3/4) With native lang

Meemeng, a Chinese “feminist,” has become an iconic WeChat blogger, with over 7M followers. However, from many people’s perspective (thou...
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Jun 24, 2017 01:23
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Meemeng: Why Would I Want to Help You Bitches? -- Paper Media V. Online Media (2/4) With native lang

The reader base of paper media is shrinking and online media has become ever more influential. Recent years have seen a surging share of ...
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Jun 23, 2017 01:59
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中国版「深夜食堂」 With native lang

日本のテレビドラマ「深夜食堂」は中国でとても人気があります。 30分ほどの短いドラマですので、気軽に観ることができます。 マスターと客たちの交流を描いて、人情味あふれる人間模様が見られます。 また小林薫さんの演技が素晴らしいと思いました。 友人は「深夜食堂」を見た後...
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Jun 16, 2017 01:41
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思い出の花火

一昨年、僕が住んでいる町では毎週土曜日に花火大会が開催されていました。 花火大会の場所は、実は都心に面した、川の中にある中洲です。 半時間で約数千発が次々と打ち上がり、川を舞台に数々の大輪が都市の景観を彩り、本当に美しかったですね。 土手が広いので、都心側で花火を観賞...
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Jun 14, 2017 01:44
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Passing as an Intellectual With native lang

I received my books from Amazon China last week. One is an ancient Chinese dictionary, a collection of over 20,000 ancient Chinese words,...
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Jun 10, 2017 01:59