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Lessons from Chinese TV

As you also know, we don't speak Mandarin. If you are a regular reader, you also know, we have cable television (when we decide to pay our bills). Why does a family, who doesn't speak Chinese, need cable television while living in China? Well, for a number of reasons. 1. There are 3 English speaking… Continue reading Lessons from Chinese TV

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Shanghai is not loving us back.

I've tried writing this post almost 5 times now. At first, it was just boring. Then I got preachy, then I just got stuck - I think the professionals call it "writer's block." But I think what has really been stifling me here is Shanghai. Literally. The smog is choking our lungs and clogging our… Continue reading Shanghai is not loving us back.