Category Archives: China & East Asia

#Chinese #Dance: A Charming Combination of Beauty, Colour, Culture, Grace and Incredible Skills

Last Saturday evening, just as I was finishing off a simple Sichuan Style dinner, with the usual rice, sweet potatoes and spicy chicken, I received a surprise phone call from Monita Hung, a friend and colleague whom I met during … Continue reading

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My British and Chinese Mothers: Two Different Lives

            While browsing through posts by friends on social media, i.e. Facebook and Chinese equivalent WeChat, as I usually do first thing in the morning, one post caught my eye: 中国老人抱怨儿子儿媳不孝顺,英国老人说的一段话让所有人沉默了…. To roughly translate into … Continue reading

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#Chinese Year of #Sheep, #Ram or #Goat: What Will 2015 Bring?

Many of you educated readers know that in the West you have twelve zodiac signs in a yearly cycle. Yes, there are a number of animals in the Western horoscope, and it begins with a Ram, myself a proud, fiery … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Freelance #Interpreting, Goodbye, Xuanwei Zhang!

Dear Dr Kirk, Hope this email finds you well. I have a request to supply a Mandarin interpreter for Warwick Crown Court, to assist witness to give evidence on the 8th of January 2015. Can you please let me know … Continue reading

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