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Is there really Christmas in China?

By Becky: Everyone always asks me, do people really celebrate Christmas in China?   The answer is a bit of a gray area, but ultimately, based on my two years of Christmases in China, the better choice between “yes” and “no” would be: NO! The Chinese certainly enjoy decorating for Christmas.  There are enormous Christmas trees outside the…

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Thai World Music Championships

By Neal This past week I had the great opportunity to travel to Pattaya, Thailand to be an adjudicator for the Thai World Music Championships. It was an amazing opportunity both from a traveling and professional perspective. The trip began with a late night flight into Bangkok. After landing at the airport I needed to…

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Hong Kong Trip 2: Cheung Chau Island

By Becky: Finally we’ve reached the last installment of Hong Kong Trip 2, a very belated summary of our second trip to Hong Kong last June (don’t blame us for this delay, blame my accident.) On our last full day in Hong Kong after an amazing dim sum experience at City Hall Maxim’s Palace, we all made…

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Pizza! Bisa! 比萨!

By Becky: Last year a branch of Foshan’s “Little Italy” opened up very close to our Country Garden compound AND they delivered for only 8RMB (1USD) AND it was owned\managed by a real, 500 lb Italian. To our dismay, when we returned from summer holiday this year Little Italy was closed for “remodeling” but rumors…