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I've spent the majority of my Asia adventures in China, where I studied all four summers of high school and worked during the Shanghai World Expo. Now, I live in Hong Kong. I've traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan for business, and visited Thailand.

I Paid Someone to Bruise Me with a Metal Rod (in...

Last spring, my lower back was really hurting. It's a long story that started with, "ow, my back really hurts", and ended, many months later,...

Brutal Honesty at the Massage Parlor

I like to seek out massage parlors "one step above brothel". If the sign prominently displays a neon blinking foot and the menu uses...

I’m Moving to Hong Kong!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!! Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财! (And a very belated one) It's a few days past the end of Chinese New Year and officially...

One More Continent Checked Off the List

Every year, Harvard gives its students the full month of January off, so after all the hubbub of final exams, Christmas, and New Year’s...

Goodbye World Expo

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 is officially over. It lasted 184 days, from May 1 to October 31st, and received more than 73.08...

Bubble Tea- Delicious Despite the Choking Hazard

Oh, bubble tea. My favorite drink of all time. I was first introduced to bubble tea four years ago during my first trip to...

Exposed Bellies as a Means of Ventilation: The Best Quirk of...

Now that you've been introduced to some Chinese quirks- matching clothes, squatting, and tiny, tiny chairs- I think you are ready to learn about the...

Quirks of the Chinese People

It's always interesting when you go to a different country and see locals acting in a way that is shocking to you and completely natural to...

Seeing Double with Chinese Couples

It's a common phenomenon in China. You'll be walking down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you spot it....

Expired Visas and Overweight Luggage- a Fun Trip Home

My bags were packed and I was ready to go. I had been in China a total of 2 months now and I was...

The Ever Vigilant, Oh So Patient USA Ops Team

The Student Ambassadors who work on the ground floor of the USA National Pavilion are called the "Ops Team" (as in operations). We organize...

All That Effort and It’s Barely Worth a Penny

My roommate Jillian and I have developed a routine for our lazy off-days. We walk outside of the Expo Village to our cheap noodle...

A Day in the Life of a USA Student Ambassador

My last day of work as a 1st session Student Ambassador at the USA Pavilion was a few days ago. Now I'm finished and the 2nd...

Shanghai’s Barbie Super Store

While walking down a random street in Shanghai today with my roommate Jillian, I noticed something that isn't seen very often anywhere. A six-story...

China’s Not-So-Subtle Mimicry

Oh, Hai Bao. The cute blue World Expo 2010 mascot that ever so slightly resembles Gumby...perhaps a side-by-side comparison is needed to see the similarities. Some...
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