Category Archives: Politics & History

#Travelling in #Taiwan (6): Reunion and Sightseeing in #Jiufen

“Where do you want to go when you come to Taipei?” My friend Gary asked me, via Wechat. “Everywhere,” I replied, typical, curious me. “What did you see when you were in Taipei last October? I’ll take you somewhere different … Continue reading

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Should #Europe Close Its Doors to #Migrants?

Take a look at this week’s headlines and hot topics on Social Media, you will not fail to see migrants and immigration policies making huge waves across Europe. First, there was the Danish new law which will allow authorities to seize … Continue reading

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#SMIDSY – Are UK Roads Safe for #Cyclists?

Knocked off bike by a car last Friday evening. Bruised ribs due to hitting handlebars. Listening to BBC Radio 4 this morning I hear some bullshit from an Imperial College Professor about the UK Government “moving in the right direction” … Continue reading

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Becoming an #Interpreter in the UK, Land of Hope

It was a long story: how Dr Pearl Church, formerly known as Zhenzhu Zhang – her proper Chinese name prior to her marriage to Andrew Church – became a professional interpreter. How did it all begin? If her career could … Continue reading

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