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Share China and food
2014-12-15 21:17
China and food
It's been on my mind to write about it a long time, and I always kept delaying... But food still is one of the things I enjoy most here. NO, I'm not talking about the oily dishes sold at restaurants, or the street vendors whose hyginese practices and work ethic is a never ending topic for debates. NO I'm not going to write about "Eww they eat this and that animal I can't believe ohmygod ohmygod" stuff either. I will write about something very rarely written about, vegetables! Coo ...
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Share Winter is here!
2014-12-14 18:56
There are some people who have Sibirian huskies here as pets. I nominate those little friends as the happiest residents of the month.... after myself! Hehe. Finally we enjoy winter and become ourselves. I came back to my room a while ago, closed the window, took off my coat, and wore my thick socks. It's been several weeks I'm in "winter mode" like this, and I enjoy it a lot! I have always liked winter. And YES, there is winter in my country. My city never goes below minus 15 celcius, bu ...
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Share Graduation! Life still busy
2014-12-10 19:47
It may not look like the graduation season in summer, but yes you can graduate in winter. Most foreign students with CSC scholarship stay until it ends, but I was panning to graduate 2014 June if I had not found any internship. When I applied, only current students could intern at the UN, so I thought it was a chance (but now recent graduates can apply too...) Anyways! There has been a lot in my life recently. Chinese blind thesis review and defense jury are only two. I have been hunting oppo ...
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Share 在中国第一次遇到了骗子!
2014-11-24 14:30
我在网上常常买东西,特别在淘宝上,用支付宝付钱。这样感觉很安全,一次也没遇到什么问题。它们的付款退款系统非常好。卖家也一般很礼貌,很诚实。这三年内除了两次以外买东西都很满意。虽然做生意当然不容易,但是我感觉卖家都很耐心,还有一些很幽默。平时我购物经历很愉快 (不太清楚这句话写得对不对)。我的意思就是跟一些卖家联系很好玩,很有意思。买的东西也很不错,超值。 但是这次呢,前天,有人来打电话。她问我记不记得在她们家店买的一条裙子。然后说支付宝出了问题,我付款她们没收到。我感觉很奇怪,因为支付宝买家确 ...
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Share China and privacy
2014-10-5 17:40
October 5th, a pleasant Sunday morning... At 10.00 AM, I was still sleeping happily in my bed, after all the bureaucratic adventures of handing my thesis. It is still national holiday, and noone had classes today in the morning, so I can't understand why some people were so sure that I must've been out. I heard a sturdy knock on my door, then several more. Opened my eyes, and sat up on my bed. Just as I was going to say "等一下" (hold on a second) and reach for my glasses, my door opened. T ...
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Share Advice for newcomers
2014-9-29 21:08
Autumn is the season when many come to China, either for studying or working. Having been here 3 years (and longer in East Asia) I would like to say "Welcome!" first, and then give some advice to newcomers. Also, experienced laowais are welcome to add more in the comments section. 1. Never hesitate I wish someone had told this to me several hundred times before I came here. This is very, very important. It applies not only to speaking, but also to your actions. When you're somewhere ...
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Share How to be a man/How to be a woman
2014-9-21 16:05
How to be a man/How to be a woman
Sweet child in time You'll see the line The line that's drawn between ...good and bad. (Deep Purple) How are the lyrics of the song, "Sweet Child in Time" related to... buying underwear? Well, you'll see below. A very small sample of underwear ads I saw on Taobao. And I hope you'll see what I see. ... that there is something wrong with this: And there is something wrong with this as well: What is even this? Does anyone still need an explanation? ...
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Share Peculiar issue of Chinese man (HINT: RJ!)
2014-9-16 03:58
Those of you who read through a large section of my love life here in China will remember that there is an RJ I broke up with like... at least 3 months ago. The reason that I make RJ into a curious case of Chinese man is that I feel he represents the traditional perception of relationship and loyalty in Chinese men's minds very well. Maybe he's more of an ostrich than an average guy but, still. In short, RJ makes a sudden comeback. And? Expects everything to be the same!! Let me ex ...
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Share Crazy West vs. Virtuous East
2014-9-14 01:36
Crazy West vs. Virtuous East
I guess this post in a way connects to my previous post, asking why China feels it doesn't getthe respect it deserves . Teamkrejados reminded us the Opium Wars and Boxer Revolution and the occupation of Western forces of China, and we all know that these are the basics in any Chinese history books, which do not explain the ongoing obsession with these parts of history. Why an Opium war in 2014? Why does the humiliation from a hundred years ago still linger? Is China st ...
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Share 乔纳森的冒险
2014-9-11 00:57
我来介绍你们很勇敢的,很有名的一位朋友:他姓‘轻信’, 名子叫 乔纳森, 所以我们叫他‘ 轻信乔纳森’。 我最近写完一篇读书报告,关于‘ 轻信乔纳森的冒险:自由市场的漫长行程’这本书。要跟你们分享一下,希望你们喜欢他的冒险故事。(很好玩的一本书哦,著者用的英语也非常简单。中文版也有的。 你们感兴趣的话建议你们看一下! ) 关于著者 Ken Schoolland 是一位经济学教授( 夏威夷太平洋大 学), 自由意志论 者 。他从 80 年代开始准备关于经济方面的收音 ...
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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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