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 […]

How to Beach (AKA How Not to Swim)

After a 3 hour bus ride to get to one of best beaches around, according to the lady at the hotel Tourist Services desk, you would expect to find more than a big, windy beach with hardly anyone on it. But what’s a bad situation if you don’t make a hilarious adventure out of it? […]

Mr. Muppet : The Teacher Who Could

Have you ever seen a Muppet that didn’t look 70% stoned? It would still be the happy little embodiment of childhood that ninjas a bit of learning into your regularly scheduled program of silliness and games but without looking like a creepy homeless hipster. [Sidenote: the homeless hipster is a rare creature. Also know as […]