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Trading diary – 19th April

GBP/USD Sell 07:50 After previous days strengthening of pound, felt that the dollar was oversold. Entered a position based on historical highs of the pound, the resistance it met was when the UK voted to Brexit and the pound dropped sharply on June 29th. The problem being it hit the stop loss which was at…

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Guest Post: Learning Chinese in China

Hello everyone and I have to excuse myself for missing several blog articles this month. My next full blog post will be coming this weekend and in order to shorten the wait for you I present a very interesting infographic by LearnMandarinNow. This infographic gives anyone who is interested in studying Chinese in China a…

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Beta read, anyone?

Hello friends, Would you like a preview of my latest short story? It’s a science fiction tragedy, a love story, with time travel, about how we are all helpless to the unfair whims of destiny… and also includes some of my theories on how the human brain might be able to one day perceive time. Intrigued?…

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Praise the Motherland! Or don’t…

Part of my regular commute is literally lined down both sides with Chinese Communist Party propaganda. Recently, it was lined on both sides with vandalized Party propaganda. Someone took out all propaganda posters within a couple blocks’ radius, tagging or slashing dozens of posters.“Praise the Motherland!” 歌唱祖国 About two weeks later, the slashed ones have…

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Do You Have What it Takes to Drive in China?

  So, you think just because you have a driver’s license from your home country, it should be a piece of dangao to get your license in China? Think again. To get a driver’s license in China, foreigners must pass a written exam. Although it’s available in English, it’s notoriously tough. Most laowai study using…

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A Love Story of Butterflies

A love story about a pair of white butterflies is one of the most enduring Chinese legends that has been told for hundreds, probably thousands, of years in China. As the legend goes, the butterflies were initially humans, one is named Zhu Yingtai and another is called Liang Shanbo. Zhu Yingtai was an academically talented…

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Body hair removal in China

Summer will be here soon! These days the daytime temperatures are above 25ºC in Suzhou. How can that be? Just last week I was still wearing my long johns! But that’s the Yangtze delta area for you: we basically don’t have spring and autumn; the change from winter to summer and viceversa is pretty sudden….

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Making Sure Your VAT Ducks Are In a Row on Amazon FBA with Claire Taylor – GFAB171

Are you selling in Europe? I don’t want to ask if you’re selling in UK or Europe – as that is still the same place right? Sorry, I won’t push any more buttons. Welcome everyone to episode 171 of Global From Asia, we have with us today the CEO and founder of SImplyVAT – Claire…

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25 Stunning Photos of Western Women & Asian Men Who Got Married – Pub’d on WWAM Bam

The group blog WWAM Bam just published my blog post titled 25 Stunning Photos of Western Women & Asian Men Who Got Married. Here’s an excerpt from that: When it comes to interracial couplings, Western women and Asian men are a much rarer sight. But our numbers are on the rise. And if these photos are any…

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Easter weekend hike on Qingdao’s Fushan 青岛浮山

We’d rather have clear skies, of course, but the smog/fog can make for almost fantastical looking views from the slopes of Qingdao’s Fushan 青岛浮山。 Air pollution has been in the mid-100s for much of March and April, but that’s not enough to keep us indoors. (At 200, we turn on extra D.I.Y. air purifiers.) There…

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