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(3) Up to Mountains, Down to Villages – Third Parties Profit

Several weeks ago, I went to a small town that had a food company called Mr. Man’s, whose main product is tofu-based snacks. I knew this ...
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Jul 25, 2019 01:42
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Iran vs Israel

Today I read the news that Israel has recently stopped its visa service to Chinese nationals, except for the student-visa holders who wou...
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Jul 3, 2019 23:43
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Greek Mythology

Today I read a sentence: “got to the edge of the River Styx, but luckily Charon's boat was all full.” I could easily guess the meanin...
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Jun 23, 2019 17:26
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Serial - A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center With native lang

Recently I have been listening to “Serial” and I really enjoy it. “Serial” is an investigative journalism podcast narrating real-life law...
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Jun 19, 2019 01:21
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English: 3 Different Languages?

To me, it looks like the English language consists of three layers. To be specific, on a vocab scale, it can even be three different lang...
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Jun 9, 2019 21:21
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English Prefers Passive Voice!

Back in middle school, my Chinese English teachers taught us that “the English language prefers the passive voice to the active voice.” T...
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Jun 7, 2019 13:53
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(2) Miscellaneous Aspects of Chinese Culture With native lang

As for question 3: American would-be college students don’t need to pay for their four-year education in one lump sum. However, it isn...
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Jun 4, 2019 02:08
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(1) Miscellaneous Aspects of Chinese Culture With native lang

In one of my previous entries, I explained why Wu’s relatives (extended family) lending him around $200,000 is not difficult for us Chine...
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Jun 3, 2019 00:26
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(1) Tacos! Tacos!

A long time ago, I heard a few American friends of mine complaining about the absence of Mexican-American in China. They, especially the ...
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May 19, 2019 01:30
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(2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy Floundering

I usually don’t practice English with Chinese people, because I think in doing so, we are in effect teaching each other mistakes. But ove...
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May 16, 2019 01:33
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(1) Making Mistakes – Some Anecdotes

A few days ago I read an entry by a Lang-8 friend saying that when a group of people practice speaking a certain foreign language to each...
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May 12, 2019 01:32
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(2/2) Fresh Off the Boat

Over the past few decades, in Fujian there has been a huge trend of human smuggling to “first-world” countries, especially the US. Don’t ...
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May 9, 2019 01:18
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(1/2) Fresh Off the Boat

In my last entry I described one of a few conjectures people came up with about Wu’s motive for matricide. Even if it’s a completely wild...
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May 6, 2019 01:47
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Sexy Tea

The other day at the airport I came across a group of foreigners (they were clearly non-Chinese). Based on the language they spoke and th...
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Apr 23, 2019 10:33
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Yahoo - The Front Page of the Internet

I was assigned to another department in my company four months ago. The location is an hour’s drive away from the city center, and every ...
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Oct 28, 2018 03:29
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Vocabulario Español Difícil

One of my biggest headaches when studying English is that I usually mispronounce some foreign words. Vocabulary from French is difficult ...
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Sep 25, 2018 00:07
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M's English Salon – Fraternities and Sororities

I’ve been attending an English salon every weekend for the past two months.The host is my English teacher, M. I intended to write a few e...
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Sep 6, 2018 03:01
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(4/4) A Weird Hike - Floridian Gossip/Chismeando con Floridanos

One of the organizers was American. I asked him which part of the US he was from and he replied, “Do you know Miami?” What a small wo...
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Aug 24, 2018 03:32
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(3/4) A Weird Hike – Motley Crew

In addition to the bizarre tradition, a menagerie of Hashers made that hike look weird to me. It felt as if I was thrown into a circle of...
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Aug 18, 2018 04:36
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(2/4) A Weird Hike – A Strange Tradition

After the hike, we took a bus to a restaurant on the outskirts of town. I thought I could finally re-energize myself after enduring such ...
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Aug 14, 2018 02:12