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Hey EC,I want to write some new blog posts for you guys in the near future. I've got some cool ideas, like 'How to write great emails in English' and more.However, I'm really open to your suggestions. What sort of things would you guys like me to…Continue
-Living la vida Laowai-
Wikipedia describes Laowai as a commonly used Mandarin Chinese word, and a shorter, informal version of wàiguórén 外国人 ("foreigner").
Laowai is not intended as a negative word. Of course you may hear expat stories where the word has been adapted to be used negatively by some. Sadly, this has become human nature. I am currently not an expat, and my story is not a story about international racism. However, my story is about being…
We can also use snooze, as a noun, to describe the button on our alarm clocks and phone alarms that enable us to do the verb from which it get its name. The snooze button! As a big fan of a nice long sleep, I am guilty of hitting…Continue