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Lazy Girl's Guide to Mandarin Chinese - Survival Skills

Lazy Girl's Guide to Mandarin Chinese - free, easy quick-start guide for total beginners and newbies. learn survival language skills for a short trip or quick visit to China or Taiwan! This vital vocab is enough for you to get by in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei, Shenzhen, Chengdu, etc without spending money or too much time. Simple conversation, easy words, vocabulary blog blogger skills survive blog blogger vlog vlogger necessary vital imperative needed important phrases…


Old Singapore - the legendary Samsui women - young unmarried women from China who arrived in Singapore with the earliest of immigrants in the 1820s. Adorned with their trademark red "hat", they performed menial jobs in the early construction industry. The Samsui women saved money for retirement and for trips back to China to visit relatives. They communicated with their families through letter writers and faithfully sent money back. Although some finally retired in China, many became too old…

from MNN - Mother Nature Network

10 of the world's most eccentric lighthouses

from The Woks of Life

Roast Pork with Chinese Vegetables

Roast Pork with Chinese Vegetables Recipe by the Woks of Life

from The Travel Gear Reviews

What to Pack When Visiting China

Basic info about #China for travelers. China's voltage, outlets, the Chinese flag and more.