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Self-motivation to study: the Butterfly effect

Sometimes I wonder what the hell I’m doing,  living in China and trying to learn Mandarin in my 60s.  The set task for the day may be a piece of comprehension that try as I might I just can’t comprehend.  … Continue reading

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Testing times

Today is the first day of  gaokou – the annual National College Entrance Examination which all high school students in China have to pass in order to get a place at any higher education institution.  Gaokao is a major rite-of-passage … Continue reading

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