Monthly Archives: February 2014

Translating Chinglish and Engrish to English

As I’ve mentioned before, all of my classmates in Shanghai were from Korea. And, naturally, all of my teachers were Chinese. None of the teachers spoke Korean and this was a beginning-mid level class for Chinese, so communication was difficult … Continue reading

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The Time I Scared the Bejeezus out of My Chinese Friend

While I was in Shanghai I became friends with one of the Chinese students at the university. For the purposes of this blog, he will be referred to as the Badger Lord. The Badger Lord had been studying English for … Continue reading

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The Sexy Magnetic Lions

I was a strange child (I still am, but people keep reminding me that I’m supposed to be an adult now). I don’t know why I’m thinking of this story now, but it’s in my head and I can either … Continue reading

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Losing Your Humanity (And The Joy Of Getting It Back)

A note: studying abroad is an incredibly rewarding experience. From what I hear, most countries offer classes in English, so you donĀ“t have to learn a new language if you don’t want to. If you’ve got the money, DO IT. … Continue reading

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Peeing in China, Part 2: The Squat Toilet

For those of you who don’t know, the toilets are different in Asia. In the more touristy parts they do have the Western type toilets that we all know and love, but for the most part, the things that people … Continue reading

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Story Time! (Part One)

Here is a bit about a big change I went through during college, if y’all care to read about it: Before I realized my love of languages, I thought I was going to be a doctor. When I first started … Continue reading

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Making People Uncomfortable By Staring At Them: Germany vs China

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I lived in Berlin for a month this past summer. Sorry for the inconsistency, but being organized is for squares. Just ask any square-shaped object whose intended purpose is to help humans … Continue reading

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