April 2012 Blog Posts (5)

HBV immunization

HBV infection is very common here in China. it is associated with life long chronic liver damage and sinificant increase in the risk of getting liver cancer. so get your blood tested for HBV anti-bodies. if you have no immunity against it , get 3 shots of HBV vaccine.

Added by Dr Jerry Tim(GP) on April 26, 2012 at 9:17am — 5 Comments

FluentIn3Months learned Mandarin

Not meant to discourage you guys, just want to show you that it's possible.  In only 3 months, Benny the Irish Polygot learned passable Mandarin to have a decent conversation with John Pasden of Chinese-Pod.  Pretty impressive I think.

On a side note: Geezus that Chinese-Pod guy's pronunciation is even more accurate than a real Mandarin-speaker.  Craziness!…


Added by Huey Ly on April 20, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The dead flag blues

the car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel

and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides

and a dark wind blows

the government is corrupt

and we're on so many drugs

with the radio on and the curtains drawn

we're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine

and the machine is bleeding to death

the sun has fallen down

and the…


Added by Leo Silveira on April 5, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments


I received this in an email and thought it is fun to share with you...


We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men, Then shouldn't the…


Added by Amin on April 4, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

....study in Xian... some help needed... :)


I’m currently living in Wudang (Hubei) where I do little bit of this and that... :) the thing is that my Chinese speaking skill does not progress to much since last year of being here that’s why I like to move to Xian at the beginning of September 2012 to attend some language course/school for a 6 months... so the question is:

...what would be the best option for intense studying of mandarin in Xian (just to make it clear I’m not crazy enough to pay 5000 euro for International…


Added by Piotr Jan Nowak on April 1, 2012 at 7:21pm — 3 Comments

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