Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

Cultural Clashes in the Classroom: #Chinese Teachers vs #British Pupils

How many of you watched the BBC three part documentary “Are Our Kids Tough Enough”? How did you find it? The first two parts were shown in the previous two weeks and the final part will be shown this week. … Continue reading

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Cultural #Etiquette for the Chinese: Tipping in the #UK

During a recent cultural awareness training workshop for a group of Chinese engineers and managers, I was asked a great number of interesting questions, one of which was how and where to tip in the UK. One participant was particularly … Continue reading

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#Food Porn: Do You #Photograph Your Food?

About six years ago, I invited a few BCU students to our home and I made a number of mouth-watering dishes, as usual with a strong Sichuan flavour, hot and spicy. I remember a Malaysian Chinese student Susana who took … Continue reading

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#Anniversaries and #Gifts

What do you buy for a man who has everything? It’s July and another anniversary is here. Every year I have some trouble deciding what to buy for the man I married some years ago. Normally buying gifts is never … Continue reading

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