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Ya-Li and Me

My cousin, Ya-Li, and Aunt Kathryn are visiting from Kunming for the Chinese New Year
The Great Porcelain Battle

February 7th 2010
Chinese toilets. So many things come to mind when those words are uttered. So. Many. Things. After the epic apartment search, the last thing I expected and, indeed, wanted, was to do battle with the toilet in my apartment. After signing my lease on a Sunday afternoon, I planned to move in the following day, Monday. After work, I made a beeline for the bus stop, determined to buy some home essen ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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