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Frustrations Embodied in Chinese Communication Skills

I just spent the last four months of my life in Shanghai, China. As I write from the comfort of my plane headed for the states, I’ve been faced with the recollections that accompany an experience like mine coming to an end. [...]

December 18, 2013 Opinion, Those Who Wander

How to Lose Your Mind One Dumpling at a Time

I’ve arrived in the beautiful city of Shanghai and am approaching the third week of my adventure! I’ll try to avoid the cliché of using the word “surreal” but few other words can describe the experience thus far. The mix [...]

August 28, 2013 Opinion, Those Who Wander

How to Pack for Four Months in China

Four months. Despite the fact that I board a plane for the other side of the world in two days time, I find myself thinking more about the outcome of The Bachelorette finale. Multiple times a day, I hear “Are [...]

August 5, 2013 Opinion, Those Who Wander