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Quick note and 2 euro 70 cents

This is just a quick update and an apology for being off the schedule. Things are pretty hectic at the moment, but I will try to be back to my normal schedule with new writing material soon. 367 more words

Germany

When you read feeling odd...

…and then, there she was, standing next to me with a face full of disappointment and a glimpse of embarrassment from not finding what she though she was looking for. 531 more words

Unlocking the Cultural Shock

8 ways to surviving the cultural shock in Montreal:

We all know that immigration is a true separation: we leave our parents, our brothers, our sisters, our relatives and friends; however, it’s an integration in a very new world that has nothing to do with our beloved or disliked nations of origin. 1,371 more words

English

Shenyang: who let the dogs eat?

“No dog, please!” – I asked my waiter in the restaurant. I showed her hieroglyph to make sure they will not cook a dog for me. 375 more words

Travel

去北大讀書,是我心願之一,中國最高學府,深厚的人文情懷,至少在蔡元培、季羨林的時代是這樣的,在動盪的時代,這裡有太多人敢於堅持那份「揾不到食」的價值而犧牲。當然這裡都有孔慶東學棍之流,無恥之徒哪裡都有。

【我的大媽室友】

第一個星期,一向審慎理財,量入為出的我,選擇了入住一間距離學校半小時腳程的青年旅舍,六人女生宿舍,房內鼓油醬醋茶、面盆衣物晾乾架、學霸級厚度的教科書一堆堆,打開屬於我的儲物架,都被佔用了。我的室友有來自各省各地來京實習的大學生,一住已經數月了。

其中一對母女,媽媽退休了,陪女兒來京工作,她儼如旅舍的廚娘,「女兒年紀少(其實一看三十歲都有啦),一個人在外工作多可憐,我又沒事幹,就過來陪她,給她煮飯,這樣健康又省錢。她月經來的時候會痛,我煮當歸給她吃,她就不痛啦。對啦,在香港有沒有好的男生?(後來大媽說她女兒是90後。」這個大媽對我沒有那麼有戒心。「你隔壁的是賣化妝品的,要當心點。」她看見我跟賣Mary Kay 女生那麼聊得來,提醒我一下。

這裡有個大廚房和公共空間,一到晚餐時間,那些北漂的男男女女,等出國的、等考研的、等機會的,都會出來吃當歸大媽煮的菜。第二天,她就一個人包了一大盆餃子。「一兩個小時就包好,大伙兒吃,好吃又便宜,附近的超市我都做了會員,可以買到便宜不

I got an Aim today!!

Hi everyone!

As long as I can remember, my fondness for animation dates back to being a child. I have always loved the cartoons on TV and try to watch them whenever I get a chance. 333 more words

Blogs

Smile, you're in America!

So picture this.

I, a born-and-bred Parisian, am walking along the brisk streets of Paris with a fellow Frog, a Northern one.

A man in a white van pulls up, shouts: “Eh, Mesdemoiselles. 568 more words

Cultural Shock