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1.1 Montana on my mind: It’s not just about the fish, really With native lang

Today, I stumbled onto this article on The Washington Post. The writing style feels flamboyant to me. There are some parts that I don'...
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May 17, 2017 02:09
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1-1 Scotland With native lang

This morning I went to the city library to attend a lecture about Scotland. The lecturer was a young British guy who graduated from Cambr...
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May 7, 2017 01:41
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Dangal (Wrestling Competition) & Feminism With native lang

Dangal (Wrestling Competition) is an Indian biopic which tells a story of an Indian wrestler who taught wrestling to his two daughters. T...
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May 6, 2017 01:48
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Emotional Pitch and Heart Defect With native lang

Today, I read a news article about Jimmy Kimmel, whose newborn son had been diagnosed with a heart defect. The infant's pulmonary val...
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May 4, 2017 00:33
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Sushi and Sashimi With native lang

The Japanese are renowned for being perfectionists. They take meticulous pride in everything they do. When it comes to cuisine, they neve...
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May 3, 2017 01:03
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[13] My 2017 Trip to the US – The Epilogue With native lang

I arrived at LAX around 9:30 PM and took almost an hour to check in and pass the security. (There was no CBP check. I guess airline compa...
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May 1, 2017 01:44
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[11.2] My 2017 Travel to the US – Wild Oregon and Déjà Vu [Stand By Me] With native lang

“Too bad your stay here is so short that I can’t take you to Crater Lake,” my cousin said. Seeing a railroad in the distance evoked ch...
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Apr 24, 2017 12:21
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[11.1] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Wild Oregon and Déjà Vu [Recording] With native lang

My second day in Portland was also sunny. I was so lucky because it’d been raining nonstop for a few months before I got there. After lun...
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Apr 22, 2017 01:25
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[8] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Goodbye Buddy! With native lang

After lunch, I took a stroll on the road outside the hotel. It was sunny, making Portland look beautiful. I looked beyond the forest and ...
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Apr 18, 2017 23:44
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[7] My 2017 Travel to the US -- The Strange Tipping Culture With native lang

Though my Amtrak experience wasn’t quite what I’d expected, I enjoyed it. The staff members were friendly and explained things patiently ...
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Apr 17, 2017 22:45
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Fast & Furious -- The Most Popular Hollywood Movie Franchise in China With native lang

Last Friday, the Hollywood Movie “Fast & Furious 8” hit the theaters in China. It was extremely well-received. Nearly all the cinemas...
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Apr 17, 2017 00:15
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[6.2] My 2017 Travel to the US – Little Chaos and a “Hollywood Movie Star” With native lang

Neither of the sides convinced each other. More people left. I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking to myself, “Americans are so ‘lame’…” In...
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Apr 14, 2017 00:47
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[6.1] My 2017 Travel to the US – Little Chaos and a “Hollywood Movie Star” With native lang

In Seattle, I boarded a southbound train to Portland. After an hour or so, a train broadcast informed us that there was a landslide ahead...
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Apr 14, 2017 00:46
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[5] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Cute Amtrak and …!!! With native lang

The Seattle King Street Train Station was an L-shaped church-like building with a clock tower. Perhaps America’s road and aviation system...
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Apr 9, 2017 23:31
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[4] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Hello Seattle With native lang

On the way back to the light rail station, I enjoyed the beautiful campus scenery. It was lunchtime, but in order to save time, I just gr...
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Apr 9, 2017 23:09
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[3] My 2017 Travel to the US -- A Story of an iPhone With native lang

I got up after an hour’s sleep and headed to the airport. LA was indeed a melting pot -- while waiting in the security line, I found myse...
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Apr 9, 2017 00:33
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[2] My 2017 Travel to the US -- the Arrival With native lang

I boarded the night flight to LAX. There were many Indian and Thai people on the plane, the reason being that India and Thailand were too...
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Apr 8, 2017 01:11
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[1] My 2017 Travel to the US -- the Departure With native lang

I’ve just come back to China from the US. I spent a week there. It was definitely an amazing travel experience. I’d like to share with yo...
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Apr 6, 2017 20:51
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(2-2) Imagination, Deduction and Summary -- My Mnemonic Device for Studying English Words With native lang

In her article, my lang-8 friend listed 7 usages of the word "screw." [1] Dictionary definition: short for screwdriver. [2...
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Mar 23, 2017 01:05
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Spring is the Best Season? With native lang

“Spring has come. It’s becoming warm and flowers have started blooming.” I grew up hearing this at school, especially in Chinese reading ...
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Mar 21, 2017 02:14