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JET Blog #1: I've been here for 4 months and...

I’ve been here for 4 months and this is the first written documentation I have attempted to make about my life here. (bar poetry scribbles, instagram posts, facebook statuses) 1,192 more words


Written in the Stars: A Book Review

“A life of loneliness is an awful punishment for one bad decision. We don’t want that for you. Trust us. Promise you won’t disappoint us.”

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Book Reviews

Picking from the Fig Tree: A Look at Choosing Majors in 3 Countries

In Aziz  Ansari’s new TV series, Master of None, the comedian’s father dishes some hard-hitting advice to his indecisive son. He imparts a cautionary quote from Sylvia Plath: 1,509 more words

French Culture

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom

These days you will find me on my terrace soaking in the last rays of sunshine before the grey of Mersin’s winter takes over.  I will no doubt have a cup of… 413 more words


Culture Shock: Bulk Food vs. Fresh Food

Even though we are in the middle of November right now this is still an important topic. Bulk food vs. Fresh food. It seems to me that Colorado has better access to fresher and healthier food opposed to Alaska where most things come in bulk and almost seem never to go to waste. 292 more words

Culture Shock

Dance For Me

The documentary synopsis is as follows:

“Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. 137 more words



Just to clarify: I made up the word in the title. That is not an official Chinese word, though the etymology of the word means “Changsha” (my city) and country. 364 more words

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