Category Archive: Life

November 30th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I was pondering a lot about your recent post about how difference cultures can mix together.  United States actually presents a great example of how different cultures can blend together, as the country is known as the “melting pot” and most residents are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.  Food from different cultures are not only […]

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Because Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collided tonight, my family and friends lighted the candles on a very special menorah known as “Menurkey.”  The word “Menurkey” came from “menorah” and “turkey.”  Because turkey is the symbol of Thanksgiving and the main dish we eat at the feast, people created menorahs in a shape of a turkey to […]

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What is happening today in America is a prime example of how different cultures can indeed be meshed together.  Today it is not only Thanksgiving but also the first day of Hanukkah.  It is known as Thanksgivukkah.  This is a once in a lifetime celebration because the last time the first day of Hanukkah occurred […]

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When I came back from London, my Chinese friends always asked me, “What do the British eat everyday?” When I came back from America, I faced the same question. My mom asked me if Americans drink cold water and cold milk everyday because that was what she always saw through the mass media. I said […]

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I come from Inner Mongolia, a region China.  Mongolians, who are the ethnic minority in China, and Hans, who are the majority nationality in China, live together in Inner Mongolia. My nationality is Han but some of my and my families’ lifestyles are affected by Mongolians. For example, my family drink Mongolian milk tea for […]

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When I saw a sign by a cafe saying they have pumpkin shakes, it made my day! I immediately went inside the cafe and ordered it. The pumpkin shake was so good. It tasted like pumpkin cheesecake.

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I work for an American company, which provides daily program for both international and Chinese kids with special needs in Shanghai. My job is to help the company understand the needs of Chinese parents with special needs children and cater its service to the Chinese market. After communicating with a lot of Chinese parents, I […]

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Talking about fortune cookies was quite amusing.  Our conversation does teach us that every country in the world has stereotypes, and we have to be cautious about how we judge other cultures.  This experience confirms why traveling and talking to locals from other countries are so important. While I saw KFC on every block and […]

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Fortune cookie was a hot topic when Rachel and I had conversations in London. When she first mentioned the name and gave a description to me, she assumed that, as a Chinese, I must be very familiar with it. However, the fact is I have never heard of fortune cookies before and Rachel, the American […]