Category: Life

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My fun memories about Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve.  Tis the season to be jolly.  Merry Christmas to everyone! Today I’m not going to ramble about saving money or retiring early.  I’d like to share some of my fun memories about Christmas. First taste of Christmas: When I was in the college in Beijing in mid 1980s, that was the first time I heard about Christmas.  As part of the English course materials,...

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Village life in pictures

This is my hometown.  I lived here for close to 16 years before heading to the college in Beijing in 1981.  My mom and many of my childhood friends love this place, as they have been living here all their lives.  To them, this is the best place in the world.  Some of them even tried to convince me to move back to here permanently.  It sounds like...

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Gifting, gifting

I don’t know starting when, holiday becomes a gifting season.  People scratch their heads, and try to figure out what gifts they should buy.  It could be very stressful. I’m not good at gifting.  I don’t like buying gifts, and don’t like receiving gifts either.  To me, a simple life is a good life.  But, sometimes, I do have to go through the gift selecting process. I have...

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My biggest dream when I was young

Dream, what a beautiful word.  It gives me hope, purpose, and pushes me into actions. Dream is changing over time, as I enter into the different stages of my life.  Today, I’d like to share my dreams when I was young. My first dream – Going to college: When I was in the middle school and high school, my dream was crystal clear: going to college. Why college?...

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Children and parents relationships in China – “Xiao”

This subject has been in my mind for a long time.  It’s such a big and thorny topic.  I’m not a psychologist or sociologist, and really not qualified to broach it.  But it’s so intriguing that I couldn’t keep my mouth shut either.  Here we are. Children and parents relationships exist everywhere.  Starting the days we were born, the relationships with our parents began.  It’s not a choice. ...

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Hello from China

I have been in China for 3+ weeks.  My mom is doing well.  I may live here for another 3 months.  That gives my mom time to get adjusted to the new life.  I’d like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers after my father’s death.  Thank you, and that means a lot to me and my family. Today I like to share what this Chinese village...