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Living in China. September 6, 2012.

It’s been very quiet since we returned from Xinjiang Province. Friday night we got together with a few friends at an outdoor barbecue place. Saturday I played chess. Monday I began looking for a new apartment. Sea went with me … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 13-15, 2012. Xinjing to Xinyuan.

Monday. August 13, 2012. This morning Sea went out to take care of her business. Because all of China is on the same time, there are no zones, it gets light later in the day, and stays light later. Consequently … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 12, 2012. Packing for Xinjiang

Tomorrow we’re going to Xinjiang. The plane leaves at 8:00, so we’re getting up at 5:00. Sea has a car lined up to takes to the airport at 5:15. I’m kind of excited since this is a part of China … Continue reading

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English Wins in China

There have been stories in the news lately about a new edition of a Chinese language dictionary including a few English abbreviations. Purist Chinese language scholars have lodged a protest against the inclusion of these abbreviation, such as WTO (World … Continue reading

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Living in China. The Chinese Brain.

I have a theory. It is based on my observations only. There is nothing scientific behind it. The human brain is like a sponge. A sponge can absorb water many times its weight. But eventually the sponge gets full and can … Continue reading

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