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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.

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...

The Poor Worms at the Silk Factory

I went to a silk factory about a week ago and do you know what I learned? They have to kill the silk worms...

Detachable Sleeves and Facial Visors

As the temperature rises here in Shanghai, the amount of clothing being worn by foreigners visiting the Expo dwindles. Long pants become shorts, t-shirts...

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...

Visiting the Kyrgyz Republic

Although most countries at the World Expo have their own pavilions, some of the smaller countries share a building. Both Africa and South &...

The Chinese Are Healthier?

I'd say Chinese people are much healthier than Americans in many ways...diet, for example. Obesity does not run rampant in China as it does...

A Lithuanian Drunk

Last night, the USA Pavilion hosted a 4th of July party for all the USA staff inside the pavilion. We closed down the pavilion to visitors...

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...

Pats of Butter for You and You

If you are ever planning on starting a business in China, I'd strongly suggest learning about the Chinese culture first. Some of the gimmicks that are...

The World on One Bus

Going to work every morning, I take the World Expo staff bus.  All the other pavilion workers do as well, so you get quite...

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...

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Leave: Two Very Different Educational Systems

If you are going to attend a college meeting in America during your junior or senior year, I can confidently predict some of the admission...

Neon Hospitals and Bowel-Burning Hot Pot

There are many different types of dangers lurking out there in the big city. Some types are easily identifiable. You see it and you...

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...
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