Category Archives: Reading & Writing

From Freelance to 9 to 5

It’s Monday again and time to commute to work, by train. It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to full time work, following a long stint of freelance work, as a professional interpreter, translator, cultural consultant and author … Continue reading

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Why Do You Write in #English?

Once upon a time, I learnt to write in my first language, Chinese. I was a quick learner and was able to write at a young age, partly due to the fact that my PoPo, aka, my grandma in my … Continue reading

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“Laughter therapy: a laugh a day will increase your life span” – A Story of Indian “WC”

In a not too distant past, in India, no public places like railway stations, bus stands, religious and tourist places had the facilities of public toilet complexes. Foreigners used to get discouraged from visiting India. A letter written by a British … Continue reading

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My First Visit to #Scotland

On New Year’s Eve, we made our way to George Square in Glasgow’s City Centre.“You’ll get free kisses from handsome young men, I’m sure,” Hongmei did not look serious, but neither was she joking. “What do you mean?” I responded … Continue reading

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