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House of Steamed Buns & the best Guard Ever

This past January I decided to rent a room with one of my students’ families. I approached an agent, said, ‘I want the cheapest, smallest flat,’ they could offer. We strode through a village, a bridge away from my school. … Continue reading

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Twelve Hours on a Farm

We ascended the bus and I was awestruck. Faces stared in bewilderment both ours and theirs/sized each other up/sized each other down. Faces were: leathery weathered wrinkled tanned all smiles twinkling eyes gorgeous teeth bearded At first sitting, a little … Continue reading

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Downhome Dinner: Chinese Family Style

It’s your first dinner at a Chinese family’s home, be prepared for the following: Gift for your host: Bring fruit. Preferably, apples or oranges. 5-12 of them. Never bring four of anything. Chinese associate four with death. It is most … Continue reading

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The Internet: The World’s Democracy

I have decided: as a ‘world citizen’ the purest democracy is the Internet. “The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of … Continue reading

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Globe Squatters

Sticky Squatters– Slick slopped defecation-lined squatter Crevices caked with ammonia splatter the stench Mosquitoes’ hums near the dripping urine –as prayers are sent, So’s not to slip into an unfortunate Squatter Death

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