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Lost in Translation – Why I’m Not an Interpreter

Originally posted on lostnchina:
My Mother often asks me why I don’t step up and help foreigners translate, as they stammer and gulp their way through the simplest things, like…

September 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Overly Self-Indulgent, Absolutely Optional Non-Anniversary Anniversary Search Term Post

As my blog painfully drags its increasingly bulky ass into its third year – September 2013 – I’m humbled by the number of kind people who faithfully read my posts, … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 23 Comments

Of Banks & Sex – Banking in 21st Century China

Written in April 2006, before the happy advent of internet banking After two years of living in China, I’ve finally made my first wire transfer at a bank without help from … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 12 Comments

Dentally Yours: An Adventure in Chinese Medical Misadventure

Ask anyone who’s traveling to a developing country her number one fear and it’s usually either: a) getting robbed, maimed or killed (after which she would most likely end up … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 33 Comments

The Trainer.

Based on events which occurred in a small town in China in 2005 I first saw the Trainer – and I believe that was his name,  as that’s what everyone … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 15 Comments

So You Wanna Own a Piece of China, eh?

I sometimes tell people that, if I hadn’t gotten an MBA, I would’ve gone into home construction and repair instead.  A PhD in Plumbing, an Associates Certificate in Dry-Wallcology, or … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 11 Comments

Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: A Foreigner’s Guide on What NOT TO DO While Living in China

This a revised post first written in 2006 It always amazes me how foreigners who have no ties with China, know nothing about China’s people, culture, or language, suddenly uproot … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 12 Comments