Stumped On What To Ask?

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I’m heading to the U.S. soon.  I’ll be seeing and talking to lots of people.  I think sometimes it feels intimidating to talk to someone like me, who seems to have such a... READ MORE

The Green Beans Recipe

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Every time I post about my attempts to cook Chinese food, American friends who have lived in China ask about The Green Beans.  This dish is a favorite among foreigners in China, but... READ MORE

Lotus Festival

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Shortly after I arrived in China, I visited Yuanmingyuan (The Old Summer Palace) for the first time.  That was in October, and I could see some of the remaining leaves and seed pods... READ MORE

Every Lament Is a Love-Song

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“Every lament is a love-song.”  –Nick Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son, pg. 6 I’ve been crying a lot in the last few days.  Its a little awkward sometime, because Chinese people don’t express... READ MORE