Tag Archives: The Same Moon

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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Memories of My First Trip to #Taiwan (1)

It’s been a dream come true for me to visit Taiwan. When I was a little girl, I often heard about Taiwan, from the radio and from newspapers. Taiwan, back then, was just a very vague idea, a little island … Continue reading

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#Life Is Temporary, So Get On With It

Time and again, I am reminded how temporary and fragile life is. One moment, you are full of vitality with a whole life ahead of you, the next moment, you are gone, for good. I am not talking about Hollywood … Continue reading

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Cultural Clashes in the Classroom: #Chinese Teachers vs #British Pupils

How many of you watched the BBC three part documentary “Are Our Kids Tough Enough”? How did you find it? The first two parts were shown in the previous two weeks and the final part will be shown this week. … Continue reading

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