Category Archives: Blog

All the World’s a Stage

If we say someone is acting, we usually don’t mean that in a good way. We often think of acting as something deceptive, as though it’s a kind of trick, or that the person is being inauthentic. However this is not always the case, and the skills of acting and drama are very useful in […]

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I will, I will, I promise I will

It’s music to my ears when someone says, “It’s done.” It’s a relief to my stressed-out mind when I’ve accomplished a long-term goal, like clearing space in my overstuffed, underused bookshelves. I love it when my husband tells me that he’s arranged our entire travel plans, or when the accountant proposes a clever tax report […]

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Our Own Legends

Ancient peoples created legends around the geographical features of their lands. You can, too! Many ancient peoples have mythical stories about their homelands and how they were formed. Without scientific knowledge, the people looked at their land, its rivers, plants, and animals and used their imagination to create stories to explain how their land had developed […]

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Being a Country Girl

I am a English <> Chinese translator and interpreter, and I was born and raised in HK, one of the busiest cities in the world. It is a truly fascinating place that never sleeps, with the greatest food, most convenient transport and vibrant vibes. But the other side of the coin is that it could […]

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From City Slicker to Beach Bunny

I am a Dutch <> English translator. I was born in the Netherlands and mostly lived there for the first 28 years of my life. A travel bug, which still attacks me occasionally, took me to one of the most remote corners of the world, an island off New Zealand’s coast. When people meet me […]

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