Tag Archives: Chinese

#Chinese #Dance: A Charming Combination of Beauty, Colour, Culture, Grace and Incredible Skills

Last Saturday evening, just as I was finishing off a simple Sichuan Style dinner, with the usual rice, sweet potatoes and spicy chicken, I received a surprise phone call from Monita Hung, a friend and colleague whom I met during … Continue reading

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My British and Chinese Mothers: Two Different Lives

            While browsing through posts by friends on social media, i.e. Facebook and Chinese equivalent WeChat, as I usually do first thing in the morning, one post caught my eye: 中国老人抱怨儿子儿媳不孝顺,英国老人说的一段话让所有人沉默了…. To roughly translate into … Continue reading

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#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker: “My Life is Shit” (Part Two)

One of my earliest memories was my parents’ arguing about whether or not I should be sent to school. My father, the eldest of 10 children, never had a chance for literacy. He had to help out in the family … 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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