Double Holiday!

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This past week was a “Double Holiday Week.”  October 1 is China’s National Day, commemorating the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.  It is usually a 5 day holiday, also... READ MORE

You Want A Divorce? Take An Exam!

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Last week in my Chinese class, we read a recent news article.  I don’t actually know the source, because my teacher didn’t include it on her handout, although searching “divorce exam” on www.baidu.com... READ MORE

Current China Curiosities 

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This weekend marks three years since I arrived in Beijing.  You might think that after three years, I have a pretty good understanding of China.  But this week at Velvet Ashes, the theme is... READ MORE

Unexpected T-Shirts: Take 3

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Two years ago, I shared the top 10 unexpected t-shirts I’d seen and then more I’d collected.  Since then, I’ve continued to collect some of the designs that have caught me off guard.  It... READ MORE