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Cultural Differences: The Bride Price In East vs West Culture

In Australia, Sydney, I met an Indian national on a job site.  Amid our tedious work, discussion centred around the cultural differences between Australia, China,…

Cultural Differences: Cultural Dictators

In Australia, Sydney, today on the train, I saw two lost foreigners from China speaking in Chinese.  What I did not like about Australian people…

Cultural Differences: Overcoming A Language Barrier

In Australia, Sydney on one of the trains home I saw two Chinese girls.  They were very obviously from overseas, and had only been here…

Cultural Differences: East vs. West Dating Culture

In Australia, Sydney, I used the WeChat People Nearby function to promote the Mad Chaos business.  One Chinese woman who accepted the invitation came onto…

Cultural Differences: Yellow Fever In Australia

The Asian Girl On The Sydney Train Australians may not like to admit it, but deep down, we all have a case of yellow fever….

How To Be Fluent In Chinese Mandarin In Two Years

Advice On Learning Chinese Mandarin My Chinese Language Journey In China, Guangzhou, English students will often ask me in English class, “Can you speak Chinese?” …

Cultural Differences: Chinese and Australian Transit Systems

Cultural Differences: Chinese and Australian Metro System Differences In the past 24 hours I have used two transit systems from two countries, and one flight…

Cultural Differences: Dating In China

Chinese Conservatism In Dating From personal experience, as an approachable foreigner in mainland China over the years, who has talked to thousands of locals, and…

Cultural Differences: Dressing Like Stereotypical Westerners

Mixed Couples’ Fashion Stereotypes of Westerners Beijing road in Guangzhou is crowded with people today.  The scene is very People Mountain People Sea (人山人海). The…

Cultural Differences: The Term Laowai (老外)

Being Labeled A Laowai (老外) When I was at dinner last night, I heard two Chinese girls on the table across from me casually looking in…

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