Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Modern Cinderella – a Story of Our Times

Cindy has always been a dreamer, and she harboured grand ambitions. As a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a world-renowned singer and being swept off her feet by a Sean Connery look-alike, or George Clooney, or someone equally handsome, … Continue reading

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The Melon Man – The Story Continues (Part 2)

by Chris Goddard  My melon problem was growing. The fruit now seemed rather political and represented, from the Chinese point of view, an example of the ‘benevolence and glorious, patriotic spirit’ of the Chinese government. And it was extremely important … Continue reading

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The Melon Man – A True Story Set in Jingzhou, China (Part 1)

by Chris Goddard I yanked open the flimsy wooden door that led out to my balcony, hoping that they had disappeared. But, of course, they hadn’t. From the corner of the balcony, the six of them stared back at me … Continue reading

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Picture Slideshow: #InterpreterDemo in #London & #Birmingham

Professional Interpreters held a number of demonstrations in the British capital as well as other cities. Below are pictures from London and Birmingham demo in the spring of 2012.   If you have not watched our video on London Demo … Continue reading

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