“吃饭了吗?”/Have you eaten yet?

Originally posted on A Hungry African:
I once read somewhere that China’s biggest religion is food, and having lived here a year and a half I can safely say that is true. Food is a big part of life here. “吃饭了吗?”/”Have you eaten yet?” is actually a form of greeting in China. To outsiders it…

Drink more hot water! (多喝热水!)

I have decided to add a series of posts that will share my experiences with Chinese culture here in China. Of course this may not apply to all of China because there are subtle differences in culture depending on the location and ethnic group the Chinese people I interact with are from. These are just…

A day in Bazhou (霸州)

My scholarship is funded by a Chinese government organization known as Hanban (colloquial abbreviation for Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a foreign language). Basically they aim to promote the learning and experiencing of Chinese language and culture all over the world. Every year they require all Universities offering Hanban scholarships to organize an…

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Turning up the Baoding way

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Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

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On the 2nd of August, all roads in GC should lead to one place and one place only: Kosher Nightz’ I love Hip Hop Fest. Kosher nights and kosher sessions have become a regular part of the Gabs party scene, injecting some hip hop into the house dominated night life. Every hip hop head has…

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