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(Letter) Chinese people like it when you "lie" to them

September 6th, 2008 89 comments

“C’mon baby, go ahead ‘n’ liiiie to me!
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(Letter) One of the things we love about living in China: our neighbours

August 29th, 2008 5 comments

This is a happy China story that also happens to have some fun cultural elements in it.

When we moved into this neighbourhood a year and a half ago, we’d just begun language school and could hardly communicate at all (now we’re fluent in Chinglish). We picked this neighbourhood because it has a great outdoor community atmosphere and it seemed to be average (economically) for Tianjin: not the poorest hutong (some of which recently got bulldozed) but also not a newer development. It’s mostly danwei apartments. Read more…