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The Journey to China: Chasing the Sunset

As Dalton and I settled in to our plane seats in Seattle, preparing for a 16-hour flight, the sounds of Mandarin floated over to us. We looked up and noticed, quite suddenly, that out of every single person on the plane,  524 more words


Changing the conversation..,

You have cancer, in others words you’re dead!

That’s the thought behind this deadly disease, the meaning behind those dreaded words. Why? Why because our society lives everyday trying to catch up to the western world, but can hardly ignore the ingrained traditional perceptions of ‘saving face’, of what is considered taboo and what is not. 362 more words


Past week in pictures.

After getting a phone with a good camera,  i lost the habit of taking my camera around, taking pictures, editing them and then blogging with pictures. 118 more words

Just The Usual


I am feeling sad tonight having read someone ended a beloved pet’s suffering.  I have also learned today that an old friend has passed away.  His suffering has also ended.   449 more words

Cultural Face: Providing Grace or Cultivating Shame?

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

When I started managing Chinese National employees while living in the industrial city of Shenzhen, China, the biggest challenge to my cross-cultural relationships was not language, as I expected it to be. 934 more words


A Hundred Summers

In A Hundred Summers, Beatriz Williams tells the tale about two friends who spent their childhood summering off the coast of Rhode Island, whose lives took a turn seven years ago. 185 more words