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Nostalgic Yet?

What we WILL NOT miss about China:

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Planes, Trains, & Tuk Tuk Rides

WE’RE BACK on the same soil! After little over three months of long-distance communication and separate living spaces I’m more than happy to report that Ian & I are together in Nanjing, finally under one roof. The 32 game CBA … Continue reading

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Chalk Dust

It’s a quarter past eight in the morning. I’m on a mission to savor a cup of coffee at the only place around here that serves a strong java without all the sugar and cream, Starbucks. The haze is thick … Continue reading

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The Art of Peace

The trumpeting of car horns, the chirping of motor bike alarms, the pop and sizzle of firecrackers, the hollering of nasally Chinese women, the click-clacking of Eurasian Magpies, the swooshing of grass brooms across the pavement, the yipping of mutts in sweaters…these are … Continue reading

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Chinouflage

In China, if you can’t speak Chinese, and even more important, if you can’t read Chinese, you are fundamentally helpless. Dictionaries are written in pinyin, the transcription of Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, which is helpful when you are … Continue reading

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