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We put the TESL in…erm… (有人需要一些英语培训)

October 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

TESL stands for, amongst other things, Teaching English as a Second Language. TESL表示教授母语非英语者英语. Maybe there is some subliminal messaging in this sign? 也许这里面还有某些引申义?

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Tragic love story in 6 words (六个字的作文)chinese

Tragic love story in 6 words (六个字的作文)

October 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I usually try not to reprint things here (or take things from other places), but I absolutely love this picture which was taken from a […]

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The luckiest man in China (me!) (中国最幸运的人)chinese

The luckiest man in China (me!) (中国最幸运的人)

October 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

After watching Derren Brown’s prediction of the Lotto numbers back home in England (our household still can’t work out how he did it!), lottery-fever has […]

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Burger King 1 – 0 Oli (汉堡王 1-0 Oli)chinese

Burger King 1 – 0 Oli (汉堡王 1-0 Oli)

October 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

I like to think of myself as an expert on Fast Food. A connoisseur, if you will. My love for cheap, delicious, (generally) “beef” based […]

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For some reason, I wouldn’t like to take this bus (由于某些原因,我不要上他的车子)chinese

For some reason, I wouldn’t like to take this bus (由于某些原因,我不要上他的车子)

September 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I rewatched Speed the other day with a group of students. What a classic film! Keanu Reeves…about to break onto the world stage…Sandra Bullock…well…she was […]

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I hate my new colleague – 我恨我的新同事chinese

I hate my new colleague – 我恨我的新同事

September 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

When a new colleague joins a company, either you love them or hate them. If you watch ‘Lie to Me’ (and you should), you will […]

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Chris Cafe, Shanghai (上海基斯餐厅)chinese

Chris Cafe, Shanghai (上海基斯餐厅)

September 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Today we went for lunch at Chris Cafe, on Shanghai’s Nan Hui Lu near Beijing Xi Lu (behind Plaza 66). It looks pretty crappy from […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ secret ingredient! (唐恩都乐的神秘配方)chinese

Dunkin’ Donuts’ secret ingredient! (唐恩都乐的神秘配方)

September 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

With the scandal of the tainted milk powder still fresh in the minds of many Chinese people, I was shocked to see this sign in […]

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If you are reading this I need your help and support RIGHT NOW! (如果你正在看这个,那我需要你的帮助和支持!现在!马上!)chinese

If you are reading this I need your help and support RIGHT NOW! (如果你正在看这个,那我需要你的帮助和支持!现在!马上!)

September 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm

This is a photo of me having a beer. 这是我在喝啤酒的一张照片。 I don’t usually drink, so it’s a rare one! I think this is one of […]

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Fried dork (炸笨蛋)chinese

Fried dork (炸笨蛋)

August 27, 2009 at 1:46 am

I was so excited to see this menu because I thought it was a typo of ‘duck’…on second glance, it has much more to do […]

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The best hotel in South Korea (南韩最棒的酒店)chinese

The best hotel in South Korea (南韩最棒的酒店)

August 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

A friend of mine was looking online for a hotel in Seoul, South Korea a few weeks ago. 几个礼拜前,我的一个朋友在网上找韩国南部,汉城的酒店. I’m not sure what her search […]

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Who’s taller, Oliver Denton or Chairman Mao? (谁更高?Oli还是毛主席?)chinese

Who’s taller, Oliver Denton or Chairman Mao? (谁更高?Oli还是毛主席?)

August 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I used to think I was pretty tall…but recently I’ve been feeling a bit self-conscience about my height, especially after visiting this statue of Chairman […]

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Illegal alien in China (中国的非法入侵者)chinese

Illegal alien in China (中国的非法入侵者)

August 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm

No, I don’t mean my visa expired…I found this crazy beast while walking through a park the other day. 不,我不是在说我的签证到期了…有一天在我穿过公园的路上,我发现了这个疯狂的怪兽! Look out Predator, there’s a […]

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Cool t-shirt YO! (酷体恤!)chinese

Cool t-shirt YO! (酷体恤!)

August 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

When my sister and I used to go on holiday in France, we’d sometimes pass the time by finding funny ‘Frenglish’ t-shirts. They’re the ones […]

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Bear on a chain in a zoo in China! (中国动物园里戴着锁链的熊!)chinese

Bear on a chain in a zoo in China! (中国动物园里戴着锁链的熊!)

August 11, 2009 at 1:43 am

I went to Shanghai Wild Animal safari park a while ago, and I can’t believe I forgot to post this…it’s a bear on a chain! […]

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Calligraphy in Shanghai (书法在上海)chinese

Calligraphy in Shanghai (书法在上海)

August 6, 2009 at 9:04 am

While waiting for a pair of VERY SLOW friends to get ready for a badminton game, I found myself in the ‘reception area’ of a […]

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