Category Archives: True Life Story

Discovering #Birmingham: Travelling Back In Time via Tolkien Trail

“It’s a beautiful day outside. Let’s go somewhere,” I said to my better half. “Is there anywhere in Birmingham we have not been yet?” “Of course, there is,” John replied, “south of Birmingham.” Of course. We live in the north … Continue reading

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From Land of Hope to the Land of #Tea and #Immigration: My #Quanzhou Experience 泉州记事

In the spring of 2011, during my trip to Chengdu to see my family and celebrate my birthday with my mum, I called up my brother Brad who was working in Xi’an. “I’m going to Fujian Province to do some … Continue reading

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Back on #SichuanUniversity campus: Memories of the Past, the Present and the Future

Once upon a time when I was in China, under The Same Moon, I was a conscientious student. It seemed another time, another life. As fate would have it, I studied English Literature and English Language for my first degree, … Continue reading

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#Picnic in the Park: #Spring Excursion in Sutton Park 春游伯明翰

Last Monday, during the first of the two Bank Holidays in May, I organised a picnic in the park, inviting all the visiting academics from Birmingham City University. It so happens that part of my job is to look after … Continue reading

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