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Monthly Archives / September 2007

I’ve been in China too long when…

September 23, 2007 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

I start worrying more about losing face than feeling guilty afterwards… I start having faith in the Chinese system. For 1 time out of every 1000 something actually works the Chinese way, it amazingly increases my confidence in the Chinese system…. …but I did feel guilty afterward. …But since they still get it wrong 999 […]

How to stop the Chinese staring (and photo taking)

September 18, 2007 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

When in a situation where you’re being stared at constantly or being photographed simply because your hair is a different color and you have a ‘da bizi’ (big nose), try this perfect antidote: pull out your camera and seek revenge through the lens.  The Chinese don’t like having their picture taken by people they don’t […]

My roommate got her visa

September 18, 2007 | Learning through Foreign Cultures, Tourism, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Watch out, Italy, here she comes!  But at least I know my roommate is smart enough to avoid this situation: Ms. Liu, who taught in Bulgaria, says she had no idea that the Chinese were considered loud until she and her colleagues drew disapproving looks at restaurants in Sofia. “Many of the shortcomings of our […]

Rock Climbing in Yangshuo!

September 2, 2007 | Tourism, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Rock climbing in Yangshuo was awesome! We used a company called Karst Climb and though I’d frequently eaten at the associated restaurant, Karst Cafe and Pizzeria, I had never seriously considered going rock climbing. Then some of my group got excited about going and compared the prices and reputation of the three main rock climbing […]