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The Reunion, The Farewell

Under the gentle moonlight, she tried her best to look up a bit to prevent the tears from falling. She had finally met him again after five years. She had

Can Non-Natives Teach English?

When it comes to English teachers, most of us know that being a native speaker is usually a requirement. Shouldn’t we make the exception for non-native speakers that are qualified

Hainan Hideaways

In conjunction with this month’s cover story we offer a more adventurous beach option, by way of China’s original “Hawaii.” It can only be the tropical island of Hainan. Literally

Parenthood Is A Privilege

Bringing a child into the world is a very special thing, yet also the most challenging. Adam reveals how to deal with cultural differences regarding such a life-changing milestone. Sometimes,

So How Long Does It Take?

You might be wondering, “how long does it take to master Mandarin?” Factor in your reason for learning, dedication and goal, and this will guide you. However, don’t underestimate the

Crafting A Smooth Operation

Hailing from Brazil, master brewer Luciano Carpes is now bringing what he does best to “Big River”—HERE! Square’s first tenant. From large-scale to local, we find out more about Luciano’s

The Guest

Collaborative piece by Michael Kelly and Chris King At first it seemed as though nothing was out of place. Stepping into the apartment, Anna moved delicately across the soft carpet,

You Cannot Be Tone-Deaf In China

Chinese poetry is a blur of semanticism, tone variation and complexities. This month, our resident linguist shares her favorite Chinese poem, while exploring the depths of such a thought-provoking piece.

Choosing The Right Training Center

Knowing what to look for in a training center can prove difficult, especially when you’re a busy parent. With so many choices in Dongguan, how do you make the right

A Lasting Birthday Gift

Birthday gifts can be tough. Do you go for a classic option? Should you surprise them with something adventurous? At the end of the day—or year—what really matters is time.