Gender Neutral Toilet Experience

I was listening to a BBC radio 4 program talking about gender issue in the UK over the decades and some transgender people as guests sharing their experience and feelings. It was an eye-opening and horizon-broadening program. I am sure I still can not fully empathize with what they must feel in a world that is not very friendly to trans.

However, the program reminded me of  my experience using gender neutral toilet. Although I have used gender neutral toilet multiple times at many places, I have never thought about it seriously. Continue reading “Gender Neutral Toilet Experience”

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Cultural Adjustment Experiences

Sojourners, people who stay in a new country generally need to adjust and adapt into a new culture. I am experiencing it right now. Comforting from friends and trying to be open to new environment definitely helped. I want to share this video story to let more people know about this.  Continue reading “Cultural Adjustment Experiences”

China’s New Year Holiday Travel is not as horrible as bloomberg.com said

I recently read a news post on bloomberg.com. I was disappointed about their wording. The reporter was just exaggerating. It was not accurate judging from my experience.

“In China, getting a ticket home for the Lunar New Year can feel a bit like winning the lottery. ” This was the lead. It was never that difficult. Media coverage is all about those poor guys who didn’t get their tickets but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of people don’t get their tickets. The mean world syndrome is kicking in in this situation. A few extremes don’t give you the broad picture.  Continue reading “China’s New Year Holiday Travel is not as horrible as bloomberg.com said”

My opinion about Kung-fu Panda 3

I almost forgot to talk about Kung-fu Panda. My friends and I actually went to see it the first day it aired. The third one in this series was the first one I saw in English actually. I saw the first two in China and it was Chinese dubbing.

About Kung-fu Panda 3, I found it was pretty good. It surprised me. Continue reading “My opinion about Kung-fu Panda 3”

My first SuperBowl experience

I found something interesting and new to me from SuperBowl. I didn’t actually watched it because I know nothing about the rules, but I did search on YouTube for the Lady Gaga’s national anthem performance, commercials and halftime show. Continue reading “My first SuperBowl experience”

Monkey King came to New York, CCTV’s Spring Festival missed him

The performer of Monkey King 30 years ago became famous again recently. This year is the year of money in Chinese lunar calendar. People would love to see him perform again and repel all the evil aside for us. Just give us something positive for the new year.

There were heated discussions on Chinese social media calling for the performer Liu Xiao Ling Tong come to CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala. Rumor had it that he would come, and then rumor had it that we wouldn’t come. Finally, we know there is nothing to expect about him because he was invited to New York to celebrate the Chinese New Year with local Chinese people.

I felt very sad and disappointed about this.  Continue reading “Monkey King came to New York, CCTV’s Spring Festival missed him”

Booming Industry Chain: Birth Tourism

Chinese mothers-to-be would pay up to 50,000 dollar to a birth tourism agency to deliver their babies in the U.S. Agencies help their clients usher through visa process, and provide pre and post natal services, and relevant documents including birth certificate. Nowadays, their services even grow to kid’s school entrance and household immigration when the “anchor baby” finally turn 21.

Babies ever born in the U.S. will automatically have U.S. citizenship. Reasons for people choosing birth tourism vary, but this is the first step to start their huge, long-term and ambitious plan. This matter can be dark in the shadows for the Americans, but this is pretty out in the open in China. One can easily find advertisement information online in China.

One TV news piece I watched online can be misleading and I would love to point it out. Well, now I am almost accustomed to the misleadings**. Continue reading “Booming Industry Chain: Birth Tourism”