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LL end-of-summer plan

I think I may have finally figured a simple and actionable plan to follow in order not to stop studying languages while I’m at home. 353 more words

Self Learning


I’m a huge fan of spicy food so I’m always down to try restaurants that can pack some heavy heat into their dishes.  MIAN is a Chinese restaurant located in San Gabriel that specializes in Sichuan cuisine, particularly Chongqing noodles.  223 more words


AROSA – JEWISH GUESTS: Swiss tourist industry challenged by cultural differences



Simon Bradley

AUGUST 16, 2017 4:56 PMAUG 16, 2017 – 16:56

A Chinese tourist walks through the Swiss mountain resort of Lauterbrunnen


The recent incident at an Arosa hotel, which had put up a sign instructing Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool, has raised the question of how well Swiss hotel and tourism staff are geared up to cater for visitors from other cultures. 691 more words


Lions and Tigers and Bears

A basic overview of rank and insignia in Ming China.

    Originally introduced by Khubilai Khan and the Mongol Dynasty (1280-1368CE), the use of embroidered or woven squares that denoted rank would continue to be used in the Ming (1368-1644CE) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties (Mandarin Squares, 2016). 828 more words



My eyes shot to sta- no glare at the woman in front of me. I could sense her stiffening under my gaze, her eyes shooting around the room as her tongue darts out to wet her lower lip. 1,222 more words

Trickles Of Stories

Jicama: a stir-fry addition

Jicama is a tubular, crunchy, starchy vegetable that I have been hearing a lot about in the food world. So naturally, I just had to try it. 638 more words


Interview: Women Biblical Scholars

Dr. Lydia Lee is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Focus Area: Ancient Texts: Text, Context and Reception, North-West University in South Africa. She earned her B.A.

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