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Originally from China and currently living and working in the UK, I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter, translator and cultural consultant. I enjoy reading and writing, and reflecting upon what's important in life. I blog at www.junyingkirk.com, topics ranging from books, cross-cultural communications, interviews, music and photography to leisure pursuits including food, keeping-fit and world travels. Come along for an amazing ride and enjoy the journey! My "Journey To The West" Trilogy - The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land of Hope, are available on Amazon Worldwide, iBook and Smashwords.
Top Posts & Pages
- #BirminghamCityUniversity Celebrates #ChineseNewYear 伯明翰城市大学师生欢聚一堂庆新春
- Should #Europe Close Its Doors to #Migrants?
- Memories of Celebrating #ChineseNewYear Through Time 辞旧迎新喜迎猴年
- #Beach Fun with Friends under African Sun in Winter
- #GranCanaria: Sheer Indulgence of Senses and Stunning Sunsets
- Fond Farewell to 2015 with Family, Friends, Fabulous Foods and Fireworks
- Time to Say Thank-You’s and Goodbyes on New Year’s Eve
- #SMIDSY – Are UK Roads Safe for #Cyclists?
- Becoming an #Interpreter in the UK, Land of Hope
- Eating In and Out in Taiwan (3): A Foodie’s Paradise (台灣美食)
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Author Archives: Junying007
About Junying007We welcome guest posts from authors and bloggers no matter where you are in the world. Our motto is to inform and to inspire, to entertain and to enchant our readers. Thank you for being a part of our amazing journey!
As promised, I am back with more pictures of our recent visit to Gran Canaria. One of the most enjoyable things that happened was our surprising get-together with a BCU colleague and friend Leo Wang and his family (He found out … Continue reading →
It has been a while since I shared music on my site, and to celebrate the last Bank Holiday in the British summer, I have a treat for you today. Jasmine Flower is arguably the most popular Chinese folk song. … Continue reading →
#Age and #Beauty: Do Western Men Perceive Chinese Women Differently from their Chinese Counterparts?
Love is in the eyes of the beholder – do you believe this? A while ago, I shared a post on WeChat titled “Why the Majority of Chinese Wives Married to Foreigners Are Not Pretty?” If you read Chinese, read … Continue reading →
There are a number of coincidences between Eastern and Western festivals and holidays over the years, and 2015 sees the the arrival of Qingming and Easter at the same time. I’m in China right now, but I would like to … Continue reading →