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Bees in the Basement? How (not) to keep bees in college.

Bees in the Basement? How (not) to keep bees in college.

I confess. I know I shouldn’t have done it, and yet I did it. People have been telling me not to. They said: “Do you think the bees will resist the conditions?” or “It’s too big of an investment” or “You don’t have the proper training”. None of these minor...

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“Salt. Water. Butter. An essay on learning.”

“Salt. Water. Butter. An essay on learning.”

Back in high school, my dad used to cook for me a simple dish called "hrisca". There was nothing to it, it only required a few steps. It was almost robotic. But he always did it perfectly. I could never get enough of it. There were weeks when I was asking my dad to...

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My Beijing Journey

My Beijing Journey

Introduction:  Summer 2019 went by fast. Faster than the gaotie at full speed. That’s a little too fast. I’m hitting the brakes for a few moments to reflect on the journey that I had this Summer. Namely, traveling to China for the first time. This wasn’t a spontaneous...

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Why Pleco Is the Best Thing Ever

Why Pleco Is the Best Thing Ever

I’m not exaggerating. Ok, maybe a little bit. But seriously, the Pleco dictionary app has made my time learning Chinese way easier. That’s because it is: Comprehensive It literally has any word that you can think of. Even the more obscure slang/swear words. It’s as if...

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Chinese Classes

Chinese Classes

Here’s a snippet of my college Chinese class description: “This course is designed for truly interested and dedicated students only. You need patience, resilience, and discipline...”. Of all those traits, I only had one - being truly interested. Kind of… You see, back...

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Why Chinese

Why Chinese

I've said this to only one person up until now: "Not even in my senior year of high school would have crossed my mind that I'd be learning Chinese." Fast-forward to today, I'm a freshman in college, heading into the second semester of Beginner Chinese, being...

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