Category Archives: Politics & History

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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Modern British Art: Bashir Makhoul and his “House of Cards” Exhibition

Last Friday, John and I returned to Manchester for a very special occasion – we attended the successful launch of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, and more specifically, we were there to witness the highly regarded artist Bashir Makhoul’s exhibition in … 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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