Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

Originally from China and currently living and working in the UK, Junying has worked as an academic, international partnerships manager, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter, translator and cultural consultant. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing, and reflecting upon what's important in life. She is a seasoned blogger, topics ranging from serious stuff such as art, books, cross-cultural communications, education and politics, to more leisure pursuits including cuisine, keeping-fit, music, photography and world travels. Her "Journey To The West" Trilogy - The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land of Hope, are available on Amazon stores Worldwide, iBook and Smashwords, both in electronic and printed forms. She is currently writing a new book, the first of her "Journey to the East" trilogy. The revival of this blog is the author’s renewed efforts to engage with her readers near and far. Welcome, friends and fans!

How Much #Choice Do We Have? #HigherEducation and Subject/University Picks for #ChineseStudents

It seems such a long time ago when I was faced with the choice of going to University and picking a subject. Four decades later, I am looking back, with a view to share with and hopefully to inspire a … Continue reading

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Traditional and Modern #ChineseNewYear Treats #年夜饭

A quick exchange with my friend Anna on Twitter reminded me that a food blog was due, especially when everyone of Chinese/East Asian origin, as well as many other nationalities are consuming loads and loads of good food in the … Continue reading

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#2018: Chinese Earth #Dog Sends Away Fire Rooster #春节快乐 #狗年幸运

Many of you are familiar with the twelve zodiac signs in a yearly cycle and there are a number of animals in the Western horoscope, beginning with the Ram, a.k.a Aries. In Chinese astrology, there are twelve animal signs, beginning … Continue reading

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#GuestBlog: MIND Poetry Anthology ‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’

Author Bio: Isabelle Kenyon is a Surrey based poet and a graduate in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance from the University of York. She is the author of poetry anthology, This is not a Spectacle and micro chapbook, The Trees Whispered, … Continue reading

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My Top Ten #Holiday Highlights of #NewZealand’s #NorthIsland (2)

Welcome back, everyone! Today I continue showing you discoveries of New Zealand, through my words and pictures. Most of the photos I have selected are from my own collection. I also ‘borrowed’ a few from my fellow fine photographers John … Continue reading

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