“don’t let the ‘man’ get you down”

I hope you all recognise the quote I have put as the title for this blog. If you don't, get online and watch 'School of Rock' immediately. You won't regret it!   Dear friends (and anyone who reads this), This post isn't long nor about anything special or exciting. We're back to that time of … Continue reading “don’t let the ‘man’ get you down”

正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

For my final one, I thought I'd make a video. I tried to keep it short but it is just over six minutes! (I apologise for any babbling or for talking too much.) For those who are looking at this blog page for the first time, this ‘hóngbāo’ adventure is a series of posts starting … Continue reading 正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

初五: day five of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

If you want to start from the very beginning of the Chinese New Year... http://wp.me/p566Mh-C2   Today, the 12th February, is a cloudy and cold day in Nottingham so leaving the vicinity of my cost and warm bed to start the day at 7:30am felt like a challenge already. Nonetheless off to campus I went … Continue reading 初五: day five of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

Year Abroad: Relationships & Friendships on Exchange

I would say that one of the biggest worries about going abroad is that of our relationships. Even coming back with only one year to go it is a small weight on our shoulders. I refer to the friendships we have had for a long time, those made at university and any relationship we are … Continue reading Year Abroad: Relationships & Friendships on Exchange