Tag Archives: Land of Hope

Back to #Writing: Time for a New #Book

What makes a writer pick up a pen and start writing? Or in today’s world, instead of doing whatever we are supposed to be doing at work or at leisure, we choose to sit in front of our computer and … Continue reading

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Thank You, #University of #Helsinki #ChineseStudies

Five weeks from now, I will be travelling to Finland for the first time. Why? You will find out exactly why from Professor Julie Yu-wen Chen‘s recent post which I am reblogging below. I can’t wait to visit University of Helsinki, … 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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#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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