Category Archives: True Life Story

Watching a Solar #Eclipse in England’s #Birmingham

At 9.20 am on Friday, 20th of March 2015, armed with a boxful of biscuits, chocolates and sweets, I made my way from University House to Parkside, a couple of blocks away within Birmingham City University’s city centre campus. I … 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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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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#Party Time at #Christmas – Celebrating 2014 in Style

When did you start partying for Christmas each year? Last week in December or are you like me, getting your party frocks on as early as November and getting together with friends and colleagues for nights out on the town? … Continue reading

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