Poshing it up Chinese Style

Born and raised in Sichuan province, China, everyone I knew spoke in heavy Sichuan dialect. Yet somehow my grandparents managed to raise me speaking Putong accent. Maybe it was because I spent more time watching TV than interacting with human people… Early signs of my TV obsessions as an almost adult? Nah. So there I […]

Passive Aggressive Canadianism

I’ll admit it: I’m Canadian. Big surprise eh? I’m sure you’ll have noticed my “incorrect” spelling of certain words in previous posts. Hell with the lack of Canadian/UK English spellcheckers on some sites I’m not even sure if my incorrect spelling is right. But I’ve not always been Canadian you see. I was born in […]

On the origin of shorties

All stories begin at their beginnings but I’m going to start half an hour before the beginning. Now, I was there for this whole thing but I’m not exactly the most reliable source on this particular event. Instead, the scene of my birth will be told from the perspective of my mum. Now it’s a […]