September 2015

10 Chinese movies that are worth watching.

Watching and re-watching Chinese films has been a great way to practice listening and raise vocabulary on my quest to learn the language. But you don’t have to be a language learning enthusiast to enjoy foreign…






Ode to Baijiu: Drinking Culture in the Middle Kingdom.

While living in He Nan province [ 河南省 ] I noticed a trend in men aged 14 to ‘maybe-grew-up-in-feudal-China.’ Many of them drink. Heavily. People in China can be quite boisterous when they drink, which makes for lively dinners of red-faced…