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Miss Dumpling and speaking Mandarin

I don’t speak any Chinese. My vocabulary consists of 5 spoken words (hello, thank you, small, big and tea) and 4 written characters (person, big, middle and small). I get along fine. I gesture a lot, point to what I … Continue reading

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You can’t sweep the smell under the rug

In the States, we have a magic trick: I put my garbage in a garbage bag, nicely secured in a garbage pail.  When it gets full, when I live in a house, I take it to the outside bin that … Continue reading

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I am home

The feeling that you’re about to enter another world starts in Frankfurt.  You’re waiting to get on a plane for India, and you know which gate your flight leaves from by looking at the people waiting in the area.  You … Continue reading

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