Category Archives: Culture

#EnglishTranslation of Signs Around the World: Hilarious, Rude and Stupid.

During your travels in different countries, you may have come across some interesting signs, or funny translations, in English or another language, possibly translated by unqualified local people, or a machine these days. Do you remember the famous BBC mis-translation … Continue reading

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Revisiting #Madeira, a Tropical Garden Paradise

Madeira is not for a standard beach holiday, yet this Portuguese ‘Floating Garden in the Atlantic’ has plenty of attractions to offer: natural beauty with volcanic mountains and tropical flora and fauna, sunshine all year round – eternal spring, and … Continue reading

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Symphony of Four #Seasons: Ode to #Spring from the East to West

2018 has been good to me, so far anyway. When I was a school girl in China, we had no computers, iPhones and whatever gadgets children these days are bombarded with. I don’t even remember having any Barbie dolls or … Continue reading

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China’s Southern Gem in Full Spring Splendour #Nanjing #南京之春

‘Which is your favourite Chinese city?’  It’s a question I have asked people, friends, family and travel buddies. It’s also a question directed at me once in a while. I may pause for a moment, just to go through in … Continue reading

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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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