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Long Time No See

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The phrase ‘long time no see’ is one of the rare exceptions where it seems that English has absorbed a little piece of Chinese. In this case, the grammar. The sentence structure of 好久不見 (hao 3 jiu4 bu4 jian4) is quite unlike anything else in […]

Taipei Times – Dictionaries for Learning Chinese

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This month, I review two electronic learning aids developed for people learning Chinese. This time, however, they are produced by Asian companies. Read the reviews here: XCome Dictionary for Asus EeePC & Dr Eye Han Easy (html page) (pdf) Enjoy! The story of a British […]

Boring Pie

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It has been a little while I posted anything outside of the Taipei Times, so that must mean that it must be time for … Gratuitous funny packaging shot! This is for Taiwanese brand ‘Boring Pie’ spicy rice crackers, which was hilariously funny, right up […]

Taipei Times – Chinese Learning Technology 2

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Taipei Times – Chinese Learning Technology It’s two in two weeks, as I am introducing the mobile section of my Chinese language review series. I do aim to catch up with developments in my new job but I have barely had a moment to think […]

Taipei Times – Chinese Learning Technology

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Taipei Times – Chinese Learning Technology It’s been a wee while, but I am back on the writing bandwagon after a ‘sabbatical’ – or rather, a break while I got my head around changing jobs and going on holiday. But here it is – and […]

Taipei Institute of History and Philology

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Our teacher, Austin, arranged a school trip for us today to visit the catchily-titled Taiwan Museum of the Institute of History and Philology. The name might not be world-class, but the exhibits certainly are, and they have a very nicely designed exhibition space. I was […]

Happy Lunar New Year

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Happy Lunar New Year everyone! 新年快樂! The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry

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Here’s the latest literature that is gracing my bed side table – a hard-hitting commentary on children in the modern educational environment. Written by the controversial and outspoken British author, Michael Rosen, it plots the fate of a small child who decides, one fateful day, […]

Chinese Burn

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After many months of almost getting my backside in gear, I have finally got round to creating a blog in Chinese. Finally, I hope that this provides me with an easy way to enjoyably prepare written work for my Chinese teacher! I want it to […]

Jonny the Voodoo Doll

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I have never had migraine in my life before very recently, but in the last month and a half I have been having about one per week. I think this might be related to sleep and being anxious about one or two rather big things, […]