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China wants to rescue Europe and Chinese learners may profit

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Yesterday we heard it again in the news. China is ready to give cheap money to Europe. That's not new. Previously China has offered a helping hand to Euroland with its debt crisis and I think that's a ongoing topic whenever Chinese and European leaders meet. The money doesn't come for ...

The evil forces of the media

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

As my regular readers might know, this blog had some downtime during Spring 2011. In May I continued writing, but so far I'm still much below my old level of readers. I could blame my readers, but I have to blame myself. The last posts have been very thoughtful, and I ...

SOCIAL

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Occasionally I translate some text from English to German. This year I've been struggling with translating one certain word: SOCIAL Personally I don't believe in the social hype. What does social really mean? I'm talking about social in the context of the new Web 2.0 websites and certain products. Does it ...

Do people learn a language because of its economic value?

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

In a comment to my last article, my reader Justrecently asked a question: "Have you ever met someone who learned Chinese successfully simply because a boss told him or her so? I haven’t." While my answer is not exactly a yes, it's close. While at school I learned English and Latin as foreign ...

Can I google translate this and you just correct the mistakes?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

You may have missed this news and I missed it as well, until today: Wen Jiabao was visitng Malaysia in April and of course he got a red carpet and a nice banner welcoming him. But then something went terribly wrong. The text in Malaysian was all fine, but the ...

h1 and document title issues (update)

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A post about the h (h1, h2, h3, h3, h5, h6) heading tags of html and it's uses for document headings, especially within wordpress themes. This post is completely China unrelated, but at this moment I have no other place to put it and I really want to write this ...

Bored at work? Check out this!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

click nyan.cat You can adjust sound level in the top left corner. don't forget to come back and post your score MKL has lol cats, but Junjie is still Nyaning with the Nyan Cat :P

When reality strikes

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

My life has been pretty much upside down. I guess that's life. I'm currently sorting out things and I don't want to write to much about this here. Despite previously announcing otherwise, I'm still not in China and I do not know when I will have an opportunity to go ...