Tag Archives: Junying Kirk

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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Contemplating the Meaning of Life

Have you ever thought of the meaning of your life? I have, quite often actually. Maybe I have come to the age when each day moves faster towards that destination, therefore time has become even more precious as each moment … 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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