10 February 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Conversations 2013 #5: The Chinese are Disagreeable, In General

Conversations 2013 #5: The Chinese are Disagreeable, <em>In General</em>

The following conversation took place between myself and a student at a cafe in Yokohama. Student: I still haven’t heard back for that (big) Chinese company I interviewed with two weeks ago…I don’t think I passed the interview. Me: Sorry to hear that. Student: It’s OK. I spoke with my brother in law. He lives […]

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30 September 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Conversations 2012 #4: Japanese Need To Hear This!

Conversations 2012 #4: Japanese Need To Hear This!

The following conversation took place between myself and a private student in a café in Yokohama. She’d just come back from a holiday in Shanghai Me: You’re glowing! (Student turns beet red) Student: Really?? Two of my co-workers said the same… Me: It’s true! It’s very becoming… Student: Well, I kinda did eat a lot […]

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12 October 2011 ~ 32 Comments

How Life in Japan Almost Ruined My Trip To China!

How Life in Japan <em>Almost</em> Ruined My Trip To China!

I wish I had gone to China without having lived in Japan first. Living here almost ruined my trip to China. Almost. Have you ever spoken to a Japanese person about China or Chinese? Have they ever uttered a single positive thing about either, or something that didn’t have a big ass BUT attached to it? […]

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