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Share U Don't Know Chinese Temperament
2016-11-28 09:50
U Don't Know Chinese Temperament
The average Chinese person has a very different temperament than Western People (especially Americans). The fine art of ‘letting things go’ has nearly been mastered by nearly all Chinese people. When they’ve been wronged by a stranger (perhaps cheated out of money by someone) or especially a family member, they can ‘let it go’ better than I ever imagined any human being doing. I guess the most apparent place that you’ll witness this in China is in traffic. Chinese traffic habits are ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Food - Part 4
2016-11-28 09:43
As I stated in another blog, the Chinese have to serve more than 4 billion meals a day to feed its 1.34 billion people. That’s a lot of food. There is one thing that is quite surprising in this place were there is such a high demand for food. Food is cheap. I could literally eat for about $1.50 a day. You’ll find noodle shops and baozi shops in abundance. Most Chinese eat either noodles or rice every day. I’ve talked with old Chinese and they have told me that they can’t imagine not eatin ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Food - Part 3
2016-11-28 09:39
This is always a big criticism when discussing China and what they eat. I certainly won’t avoid the subject. That is, what animals they eat. The first question that comes to most people’s minds about animals that are eaten in China is the one about dogs. Do they ‘really’ eat dogs? The answer is simple, but not so easy as most would like it to be. In fact, in discussing anything about ‘they’ do, no matter the country, it must be clarified by saying ‘some’ do certain things while mos ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Food - Part 2
2016-11-28 09:33
In addition to discovering the delicious and very spicy taste that Chinese have in preparing and eating their food, there are other very interesting culinary facts that you likely don’t know about Chinese food. I’ve always found it interesting that no matter where I travel around the world, people generally eat three meals a day. They eat breakfast between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. They eat lunch at noon. Then, they have dinner or supper in the evening. Chinese are no different. However, how they ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Food - Part 1
2016-11-28 08:44
After about 8 months of living in China, people asked me what I liked most about China. I always replied, “That’s easy. I love the people and, I luvvv the food.” If all you know about Chinese food is what you get at Panda Express or at your local Chinese restaurant, then, when you visit China, you’re going to be in for a huge shock. Chinese people love, love, love hot peppers and spicy food. Being from Texas, I’m a near expert (at least on eating; ha!) spicy food. We blended the more bla ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Taxis
2016-11-28 08:41
In addition to e-bikes, bicycles and cars, China provides very good public transportation. My favorite way to use public transportation used to be taxis. Taxis are cheap, available and of course, will take you wherever you want to go. I grew up and lived in a small town in Texas. My family still lives there. I wasn't used to taking the bus or taxi when I came to China. I knew nearly nothing about them. The little that I did know from traveling in other countries, I guess I had forgotten. Most ...
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Share U Don't Know Chinese Hot Pot
2016-11-28 08:40
Another phenomenon that I’ve not seen in the USA, yet, does exists in many of the Chinatowns of our larger metropolitan cities, is ‘hot pot.’ It is a simple concept. Special tables are built for the hot pot restaurant. They simply have one or more electric or gas stove top burners near the center of them. You order from a menu and the server will bring you several dishes of raw food. All of the veggies that I’ve mentioned in my other posts about Chinese food are quite common. Also, meat ...
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Share U Don’t Know How To Drive In China
2016-11-28 02:32
You would think that with the long, arduous and very difficult process of getting a driver’s license in China that the driving habits would be better. Trust me. They aren’t. Like I said before, there is little to no enforcement of traffic laws by actual physically present police. You do want to be careful in the presence of traffic cameras. They are watching you and if you break the law, you'll get a ticket. Drivers will often by-pass a long line of cars that are backed up and go dire ...
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Share U Don’t Know Chinese Travel
2016-11-27 22:38
Another surprise that I got after coming to China was the e-bike. This is a scooter that runs entirely on electricity. In fact, the name ‘e-bike’ means ‘electric bike’. Most of them resemble a Vespa scooter. Some of them are more like what I’ve always known as a moped. They actually have the option of peddling them if you run the batteries dry. I got my first e-bike from one of my assistants at the university where I was teaching. She had bought one and it was a bit too big for her so s ...
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Share U Don’t Know Chinese Transportation & Travel
2016-11-27 22:36
U Don’t Know Chinese Transportation & Travel
U Don’t Know Chinese Transportation Travel As I’ve shared in the beginning of this blog, my experience has just been ‘my experience.’ Let me explain. I have lived in East Central China for 5 years. I’ve lived in the city of Zhengzhou in the province of Henan. I’ve also traveled extensively throughout China when I was giving lectures and making presentations at several dozen universities and private high schools. Other foreigners who have lived in China for many years may have had d ...
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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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