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Why I Cant Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Amish Friendship Bread – Sally

Why I Cant Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Amish Friendship Bread – Sally

I have a new mouth to feed in my house. Don’t worry. It’s not a baby. That would be bad. It’s also not a new cat. That would be AMAZING. Until my current cat strangles me in my sleep because she’s not about to share my attention with anyone or anything else. Including my dinner. This…

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Han & Leias nerf herder and scoundrel dialogue in Chinese – Joel 大江

Han & Leias nerf herder and scoundrel dialogue in Chinese – Joel 大江

First let’s set the relational context by recalling Han (汉 hàn) and Leia’s (莱娅 láiyà) recent romantic history… …in which Leia calls Han a: …and then looks at him like this: Leia (莱娅 láiyà): 真不知道这些幻想哪里来的 zhēn bùzhīdào zhèxiē huànxiǎng nǎlǐ láide “Really don’t know where these illusions come from” Han (汉 hàn): 但你没在南侧通道看到我们 dàn nǐ…

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西方女孩谈很难在亚洲找到另一半的五个原因 – Jocelyn Eikenburg

西方女孩谈很难在亚洲找到另一半的五个原因 – Jocelyn Eikenburg

作者:Guest Post  译者:BandanaBrian 翻译自 Guest Post: 5 Reasons You Might Not Find Your Mr. Right in Asia 我在亚洲找到了另一半并最终留在了这儿。 Anne Moss也和我一样,之前她就已经在我的Guest Post栏目中发表了名为美国女孩与台湾丈夫的相爱之旅(How an American Woman Exchanged Rings, Bows and Hearts with Her Amazing Taiwanese Husband.)的文章,分享了与她的亚洲男友相遇的精彩故事。 但众所周知,即使是在亚洲,AMWF(亚洲男+西方女)情侣也相当罕见。 最近,她为本栏目写了一篇新文,Anne给出了西方女孩很难在亚洲找到心仪对象的几个影响因素。 想在《谈中国》分中分享你的故事?点击提交页面来了解如何将你的文字发表在这儿。 —— 虽然我有幸在中国找到了另一半并嫁到了这儿,但是我发现我的情况在当地相当罕见。为什么西方女孩很难在亚洲找到自己的白马王子呢?除了老生常谈的文化阻碍因素,在此我列举了5个典型的拦路石: (Photo by Mario Izquierdo via Flickr.com) #1:好莱坞造就的轻浮西方女孩印象 西方媒体就没替我们做过什么好事——在宣扬我们对待性和两性关系的态度方面尤其如此。我发现很多亚洲男生认为只需朝我们笑一笑就能把我们弄上床。好莱坞常常将我们刻画为那种随意,没有家庭观念且来者不拒的形象。大多数情况下,男方也只会抱着玩玩的心态,他们会觉得西方女不是做老婆的料。我就亲身经历过这种事情,而且我的丈夫和一些朋友也都认为这对在亚洲的西方女孩来说确实是一个问题。 (Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões via Flickr.com) #2:迥异的交流方式(间接VS直接)…

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Death by a thousand cuts – Marta

Death by a thousand cuts – Marta

I’m reading a book about Chinese history called The Search for Modern China. It starts at the end of the Ming dynasty (17th century) and it ends in 1990, more or less. I am not sure yet because I didn’t finish it, I’m still in the second Sino-Japanese war. It is very interesting, and while…

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Post Cross Border Summit Cross Culture Reflections w/ Mea Boykins GFA122 – Michael Michelini

Post Cross Border Summit Cross Culture Reflections w/ Mea Boykins GFA122 – Michael Michelini

Cross Border Summit – massive success! Going to Hong Kong now, will be meeting clients for HK banking and company setup as well as speaking at the Global Sources Smart China Sourcing Summit on the benefits of using a HK company for your Amazon business. So today’s show we have our Cross Border Summit co-organizer…

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The Compact Xi’an Itinerary – Linda

The Compact Xi’an Itinerary – Linda

Hands down, Xi’an is one of my favorite places I’ve traveled to in China. The city has something so unique and special about it that you simply cannot find anywhere else! Due to its boom in the Tang Dynasty, when Arabian and Persian traders carried on business and settled in the city, the Muslim influence is…

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How Much Does It Cost to Travel in Bulgaria on a Budget? [Infographic] – Charlie on Travel

Looking for cheap travel destinations in Europe for a winter break? Let me tell you how much it costs to travel in Bulgaria. We booked our flights and set off on our winter adventure to Bulgaria after learning that there’s good skiing for bargain prices and that the cost to travel in Bulgaria is low. We weren’t disappointed by Bulgaria…

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Big Congratulations To Everyone Who Attended the Cross Border Summit – Michael Michelini

The first annual Cross Border Summit was an action packed day of learning and networking with other e-commerce and international business traders. Taking place on Saturday April 16 for a full day event from 9am to 6pm the conference had over 100 business owners from around the world. The morning kicked off with an opening…

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3 Fun Things About Learning Your Partner’s Obscure Language or Dialect – Jocelyn Eikenburg

3 Fun Things About Learning Your Partner’s Obscure Language or Dialect – Jocelyn Eikenburg

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about deciding whether or not to learn the dialect when your family doesn’t speak Mandarin Chinese. Well, I chose to learn my husband’s local dialect, and now I can proudly say I’m proficient in many of the common conversational phrases. It’s amazing to finally connect with…

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Financial Times: The End of the Chinese Miracle? – Ray

This is a sponsored post. I was recently contacted by the Financial Times concerning “The End of the Chinese Miracle”, and have been invited to share the following video and give some of my commentary. Definitely a must-watch for all China observers:   China is certainly changing. And according to the Financial Times, the economic growth will not last forever. Specifically,…

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