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adb2014

Mar 13, 2017 13:45

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Poll: Americans Like China More Than Russia

I don't think most Americans would have much love for China, either. Maybe a more accurate title would be 'Americans fear Russia a little bit less than China' Full Comment>>

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Mar 13, 2017 13:43

Blogs : adb2014 Posted a new blog A Guide to Common Phrases in the ESL Classroom

The first rule of English class is that students are forbidden from speaking Chinese. This is fair enough, but until they have the ability to confidently switch between both languages, they’ll rely on their mother tongue to get their point across in class. Teachers need to keep enforcing the ‘English only’ rule ...

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Mar 06, 2017 10:33

Blogs : adb2014 commented on adb2014 's blog Why I'm Trying to Lose Friends and Alienate my Co-workers

It's funny, you're right. Three weeks now and no one has said a thing. And I know for sure that I haven't missed any important announcements, either. Full Comment>>

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Mar 01, 2017 15:00

Blogs : adb2014 commented on SpongeBob 's blog Office Craziness Part II

God, it's ESL Game of Thrones. Looking forward to the next chapter. Full Comment>>

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Feb 28, 2017 14:59

Blogs : adb2014 Posted a new blog Why I'm Trying to Lose Friends and Alienate my Co-workers

I have a big confession to make. I did something recently that may well turn me into the office pariah – shunned, ignored, ostracized and more likely than ever to be passed over for promotion. In mere seconds, I broke the unspoken bond that held the team together. I quit the staff WeChat group. It's ironic because ...

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Oct 19, 2016 15:00

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Confucius in the West

What, no clever 'Confucius say...' comments? Full Comment>>

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Aug 12, 2016 11:08

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Hangzhou Mother and Daughter Arrive in Moscow for Dream Trip, Only to be Deported Back

So what's her logic here? RMB23000 in compensation, plus RMB69000 for hurt feelings and loss of face? Full Comment>>

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adb2014

Aug 05, 2016 22:53

Around China : adb2014 commented on news The Times: China’s Tourist Blacklist Already has 19 Names

Really? I was in Thailand just two months ago and the Westerners I saw there seemed very well behaved. Full Comment>>

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Jul 27, 2016 14:45

Blogs : adb2014 commented on thabet_sava 's blog Negative Portrayal of Chinese in Hollywood Movies

Bruce Lee is still hugely respected, even idolized in the west. I regularly see Jackie Chan, Lucy Lu, Steven Chow and Chow Yun Fat all playing respectable roles. When Chinese movies start portraying Westerners in a more positive light, then your argument will have some credibility. Full Comment>>

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adb2014

Jul 19, 2016 09:32

Blogs : adb2014 commented on thabet_sava 's blog Negative Portrayal of Chinese in Hollywood Movies

And have you ever watched Chinese and Korean dramas here? Europeans on these shows are always portrayed as evil and/or bumbling idiots. In my eight years in China, I've yet to see a single Westerner portrayed in a positive light. Full Comment>>

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Jul 08, 2016 11:11

Articles : adb2014 commented on news The Times They are A-Changin': Eight Years in China

Even so-called 'losers back home' have better and healthier lives than the average Chinese person. Full Comment>>

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Jul 06, 2016 22:42

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

Hello, it's nice to see you've calmed down a little. The point I'm trying to make is this: if you really want your newborn to be good at English, why wait 3-4 years until they go to school? If you can, take tbe initiative and give them a good foundation first. I've done that with my kids and I think they've really ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 06, 2016 20:02

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

Well spotted. It was grammayically correct when printed in the 'community articles' section but for some reason was changed ehen it was printed here. If you look at the earlier article, you'll see what I actually wrote. Cheers. Full Comment>>

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Jul 02, 2016 23:25

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

Wow, you seem like avery unhappy person - either that, or this is a pathetic attempt to sound gangsta which clearly isn't impressing anyone. Are you a teacher or a parent? Do you have any idea how much time is involved in helping a child learn anything? Do you think a responsible parent would simply do nothing for ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 02, 2016 08:28

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

That's great to hear. Good luck! Full Comment>>

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Jun 30, 2016 18:06

Articles : adb2014 commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

Whoa, why so much hatred? Bad day or what? There's really no need for name-calling or foul language. Listen, I'm a parent just like them and being a parent, it's my job to educate my kids not only to be good people, but to help them excel academically. I wrote this article because I have first-hand experience in ... Full Comment>>

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Jun 30, 2016 12:01

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Chongqing Man Orders 400 RMB Worth of Take Out and Disappears

only RMB400 for the entire menu? I suspect there must be a zero missing. Full Comment>>

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Jun 27, 2016 19:51

Blogs : adb2014 Posted a new blog Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Development

In my eight years as an ESL teacher, I’ve dealt with all types of parents – from the supportive to the apathetic and everyone in between. Being a parent myself and teaching both my sons English, I know first-hand the amount of time and effort needed to help them learn.Recently I started wondering: why do some kids ...

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Jun 27, 2016 15:04

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Kindergarten Teacher Fired for Having Students Hit Each Other as Punishment

Yep, relying on manipulation and violence to solve problems instead of peaceful dialogue. 5000 years of culture, my foot! Full Comment>>

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Jun 27, 2016 14:52

Articles : adb2014 commented on news 5 Things I’ve Learned About China That I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

You might be surprised at how many Chinese people only eat their own food when in western countries. The main reason is that their own diet is really just rice, green vegetables and bits of meat. They refuse to eat or drink anything that's cold and so, their stomachs are just to delicate to handle eating different ... Full Comment>>

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adb2014

Jun 27, 2016 12:12

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Kindergarten Teacher Fired for Having Students Hit Each Other as Punishment

I would bet anything that their parents were motivated by greed and didn't even punish their sons for what they did. What's to stop them from encouraging their sons to try the same thing in their next school in the hope of getting another cash payout? It makes one lose all hope for China's next generation. Full Comment>>

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Jun 27, 2016 12:08

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Kindergarten Teacher Fired for Having Students Hit Each Other as Punishment

So they think it's perfectly ok for young boys to sexually assault a girl in a bathroom? For the love of god, sterilize their parents to make sure they can never breed again. People like that make me sick. Full Comment>>

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Jun 02, 2016 14:38

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Was She Set Up? 16 Year Old Posts Naked Photos on Weibo

It was probably a reference to relentless pressure to do well at exams and persistent psychological abuse for years, being told she was trash and worthless - basically a normal childhood in China. Full Comment>>

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May 28, 2016 13:44

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Sex Tape Shot in Shanghai Lujiazui Four Seasons Goes Viral and is Subsequently Blocked

It's funny that in incidents involving sex, the police treat it almost as seriously as a murder investigation. I can bet though, that if the woman was assaulted instead, the police wouldn't even have bothered investigating. Am I the only one who thinks this? Full Comment>>

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May 20, 2016 12:25

Around China : adb2014 commented on news Students Post Pictures of Their Bruised Butts Online After Police Beating

Why are policemen and teachers only ever suspended for physical abuse? Is it impossible to fire them? Full Comment>>

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