🏀 Win ¥333 for March Madness! Fill out your brackets now~

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To help bring the tradition of March Madness 疯狂三月 fēng kuáng sān yuè and the Final Four to China, we’ve started a little tournament bracket challenge of our own… free for everyone to join~ You cannot have US sports culture without the NCAA bracket tournament every year… If any of you have any interest in the […]

💉 The Foreigner’s Farce of a Physical Exam

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Ever since visiting Wuhan during university, all I wanted to do was move to China. But one of the lesser-known complications of getting a visa to work or study in China is that you need to have a physical examination done. Without a doctor’s approval of your “perfect” health, they wouldn’t send the official Letter of Invitation that […]

🎧 Music: Sturgill Simpson 《All Around You》 (中英字幕)

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Alternative country music is making a comeback! Nominated for two Grammy Awards, and actually winning Best Country Album at last week’s ceremony (and only just losing to Adele for Album of the Year), Sturgill Simpson is someone to pay attention to… Let’s just say he’s not your average country singer. His music is raw with […]

🇺🇸 Presidents Day in the USA (with Free PDF Lesson Plan)

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Presidents Day 总统日 zǒng tǒng rì is a US federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” 华盛顿生日 huá shèng dùn shēng rì by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the […]

🎶 Music History: Fleetwood Mac 《Rumours》 Turns 40

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Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone knows about Fleetwod Mac 佛利伍麦克 fó lì wǔ mài kè. And although this British-American rock band is currently known as “classic,” they were anything but that in the late 60s and 70s. They were front page headlines. Mostly for their various inter-bandmate romances and use of illegal substances. They’ve […]