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Next Stop: Taipei

I’m leaving Vietnam for a stay in Taipei, where I can re-immerse myself in Mandarin and force myself to study the language more.

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New Year, New Plans

Happy 2013! Now that we’ve all recovered from our New Year’s hangovers, we can plan for the year and make those resolutions. Of course, I’ve never been much for resolutions–every year is more or less the same: travel more, read more, stay healthy, find new experiences… Reading is high up on that list because I …

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Useful Language

Learning some basics in any language can be useful. In Chinese, it’s important to also learn some hand signals.

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