What exactly is Lent, anyways?

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🍷 Holiday culture around the world~ Today marks the start to a widely celebrated event on the liturgical Christian calendar every year. It’s called Lent and is a solemn religious observance for some, but not all, Christians around the world. The more traditional denominations like Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Lutherans, Methodists, Anglicans, etc, will observe this Lenten […]

16 Foreign Movies to Mainland China in March 2019 Including Trailers with Chinese Subtitles

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🎥 Film culture around the world~ Now that the cinematic wasteland known as February is over, we finally get a list of movies worthy of any cross-cultural film critic. At least we had the Oscars to fall back on. And a couple good local choices, too. On to the juicy details… we get 16(!) this month, […]

4 Foreign Movies to Mainland China in February 2019 Including Trailers with Chinese Subtitles

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🎥 Film culture around the world~ As predicted, the month of the Lunar New Year is a sad time for foreign movies in China. We only get 3, possibly 4. In the culture bureau’s effort to support Chinese culture, we get a LOT of fun local films instead. Even a new Peppa Pig cartoon. Nothing compared […]

11 Foreign Movies Coming to Mainland China in January 2019 including Trailers with Chinese Subtitles

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🎥 Film culture from around the world~ New year, new movie list! And not too bad of a selection if we do say so ourselves… at least better than last month. A lot of you were askin’ about the new Transformers and the Creed sequel and we thankfully get both of them (on the same […]

Top Ten Christmas Movies to Curb Your Holiday Homesickness

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🎄Holiday culture from around the world~ Welllll… after decorations for our house, getting our gifts sent via SF, putting Santa hats on our profile pics, and getting creative with doors, what are we gonna watch during our stint abroad!? Being away from our families during the holidays is hard enough, maybe taking a nostalgia trip through classic films […]

How to use SF Express to Pickup, Send, and Receive Packages on Wechat

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~Tech culture around the world~ Ever needed to mail a package in a pinch and had no time to go to the post office? Ever have trouble dealing with 快递 kuài dì delivery drivers? Don’t fret, there’s hope for you yet! So helpful, random little UPS dude~ Thanks to the wonderful app we call Wechat, we can order […]

8 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in December 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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~Film culture from around the world~ It’s finally December, and we all know what that means! No, thankfully we don’t have to wait for another Star Wars movie to come to China this year. It means time to rewatch all our Christmas movies! And we even get one in the cinemas here… my, how the […]

The Cheapest Way to Move Money Online from China to the USA, UK & Canada

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~Moving money across cultures~ One of the most difficult parts of living and working abroad, not to mention living in China, is getting your hard-earned rambos back home to pay bills, loans, mortgages, whatever. And to be completely honest, my wife and I have literally tried every method out there. In 2006, I was primarily doing […]

What is Diwali, anyways?

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~Holidays from around the world~ Diwali 排灯节 pái dēng jié is one of the India’s biggest festivals. It basically means rows of lighted lamps and every Indian person will celebrate it with joy like a beginning of another new year! In 2018, Diwali will start on Tuesday, the 6th of November and will continue for 5 days until Saturday, the […]