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Share My Study Abroad in the UK
2016-1-29 05:02
I wrote an article for a contest on youthreporter.eu. They're looking for entries about youth mobility in Europe, so I had to go back to the year 2010, when I did Erasmus Exchange in the UK. The topic is "My Special Person, our Story". My article is below, if you like it you can vote for it here:https://www.youthreporter.eu/de/beitrag/this-is-how-i-became-a-special-person.11629/#.Vqp4X_mLTIU I'd really appreciate your votes, because I see very poorly written articles getting votes from p ...
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Share Feminism in China
2015-6-14 07:20
"A women’s rights organization linked to two of the five Chinese feminists whose detention in March set off an international outcry ceased operations after pressure from the authorities led most of its staff members to quit and funding dried up. Wu Rongrong , one of the five detained women and the founder of the Weizhiming Women’s Center in Hangzhou, China, said she had no choice but to shut down the organization on May 29 after four of her six full-time employees and ...
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Share No, not a Comparison-but Elections!
2015-6-10 02:05
No, not a Comparison-but Elections!
When I criticized things in Japan, people smiled and got away from me, and very soon I started speaking about strawberry cakes and hiking. In China it was different. Whenever I said I criticize things even more in my own country and that it is normal, people giggled. They thought I was a mad woman. They thought everybody would complain about me. (And I'm sure they thought nobody would like me and that I will have to die alone!!) They maybe didn't even believe that people talk about politics, cri ...
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Share 有趣的人 needs to hold her tongue?
2015-6-5 11:33
Life is life. And something happened today. In fact, there are ridiculous things happening my life recently. I started to work and was fired in a week because I don't smoke. And they knew that the smoke disturbs me as early as the interview day. On the first day, we agreed to move my table to another room, and the following day I got fired. So, instead of changing the table's location, they decided to change the person who sits there! Now you see there's no smoke free work environment, and th ...
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Share Not an "expat" in East Asia anymore (at least for the near future)
2015-4-29 10:50
Not an "expat" in East Asia anymore (at least for the near future)
I’ve been writing about China and have been criticizing things that bother me, not to insult or humiliate anyone but just to point out some facts. (That’s my personality, you can check “ENTP type” and go here to find about yours) Now, before I tell about my nationality as I promised to, I want to criticize the “expat” community in East Asia and explain my reasons. Yes, not only the expats in China. I only spent 3 months in Korea but lived longer in Japan, and stud ...
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Share Crime, murder, suicide and media literacy
2015-3-28 19:56
We are used to thinking what we are supposed to think. The way news are reported can tell us so much about a society's sensitive points. Sometimes even tragic news such as murder, rape, theft, suicide, kidnapping etc. are reported in such a tone that it almost wants to make the reader laugh. Why do reporters, news writers do this? They want to be popular, they want to be famous, they want the news they write to be seen by thousands or millions of times. They unabashedly use ...
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Share Party boys and girls!
2015-2-13 02:55
Party boys and girls!
anastasiasuli's blog Party boys and girls points out an unusual "career" option for foreigners in China, and I want to write about a similar option: Being a promoter. Many of my friends, guys and gals did this job which earned them money and interesting stories. Chinese friends told me they don't see that many foreigners in China during their daily lives, but when they go out everywhere is full of them. There is also this idea that in China bars and clubs are supposed to be for "bad ...
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Share "Lei Feng spirit"
2015-1-11 15:58
Cultural difference is often an excuse for personal problems, however it is sometimes the culture that plays the trick. April Fools' Day is an unofficial "holiday" for pulling pranks on others in many countries. Back home news channels report funny or overly optimistic news to celebrate April 1. I remember once we drew fish on our exam papers at school on the first of April. Someone left a plastic insect on the teacher's desk, which she surprisingly found very cute. (That's how we learnt ou ...
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Share Why China is hopeless
2015-1-6 00:02
As a rational human being, I want to use my energy economically and write a blog about this, instead of writing about it separately to many people and waste energy. There are ways to be successful, and ways to be unsuccessful. To be a "loser", you need to have a psychological mechanism that hinders your own improvement (such as making excuses, laziness, conformism, hesitance etc). To be a winner, you need to analyze things rationally, clearly and act accordingly. My 3 years and 4 months in Ch ...
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Share China and Food 2: Celtuce!
2014-12-17 01:40
China and Food 2: Celtuce!
Today I'd like to introduce you the vegetable that nature has roasted for us: Celtuce! (That's what the internet tells me it's called). In Chinese it's莴笋 (wo1 sun3), and it's quite cheap recently. It's not that easy to prepare though. It has a very thick skin you need to peel, but you can't do it with a regular potato peeler. I peeled it with a knife. There is only one in the photo, I cut it in half. It's quite long, and enough for one person if you cook other veget ...
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Maierwei

Whenever I get lost I look super-confident. Whenever I feel so scary, boring and ordinary people tell me I\'m so nice, interesting and friendly.

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  • My Study Abroad in the UK 2017-1-6 22:17

    Hi, Maierwai. Admittedly, it is fun to read your blogs, as some of your stories about your life on exotic lands are intriguing and hilarious. However, I would also like to read about things you have experienced that would be billed as positive. Is there anything that your really appreciated when living abroad, e.g. in China, Japan, the UK and etc. I don't think that you are an overly cynical person, and you simply can't be critical of everything, right?

  • 有趣的人 needs to hold her tongue? 2016-12-22 09:30

    Maierwei: That question is common worldwide. They want to see if you have vision, if you plan to stay long in the company and take more responsibilities. They w ...
    Sorry for the late reply. Interesting. I will remember it in my next interview. Im working as a foreign teacher in China now, teaching my mother language in university. At the interview, they asked me a question like this
    "How long do you plan to teach in our university?"

    And I answered
    "At least for two years"

    And they accepted me. I don't know if my answer have nothing to do with it or not, but Im just trying to be honest with them hahaha.

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