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Many students may have this question in their mind. Most young students are either asked by their parents to do so or required to study because that's on of the curriculum. But that may not be the case for adults. More and more adults are active in learning Mandarin and motived to learn themselves. But why's that? The study of the Chinese language not only helps bridge the cultural gap, but opens the way to different important fields except for culture. Besides, Mandarin is important your career as well. These days Mandarin is spoken by over 1 billion people around the world, about one fifth of the global population. International businesses tend to hire people who speak more than one language. Since China is a huge market, business leaders are looking for people who can speak Mandarin. Last, both China and Taiwan are great places for traveling. Getting around is also much easier if you can speak Mandarin. Why not master one more language since it... read more

From my sociological studies in University, I've learned how to multi-communicate orally and physically with an arrange of students coming from different cultural backgrounds. What this means is that there are different approaches in mannerisms for cultures. This blog features the very basics of it.   First, there is a personal space variation between cultures. In America, personal space isn't much of an issue. For example, in a typical meeting with a person, two people are typically 2-3 feet away and shake hands. For Asian or Middle-Eastern cultures, two people might typically be further away when greeting one another. This applies to tutoring students. Some may need more space away from the tutor. Some Americans may view this as disrespectful but for the student that is the norm. This is just one example of how to interact with a student.   Second, when teaching a student in which English is a second language, use good English to... read more

Okay, people, listen up.    "YOLO" is not just a pop culture fad.  "YOLO" defines how I live on a daily basis.     Of course, this is not by ANY means, meant to serve as a justification of irrational and immoral actions, as some people like to pretend.   "YOLO" or, "You Only Live Once", is rather a driving force for the way we approach and live out our lives, to make it the fullest it can be.   That being said, I have chosen this is as my mantra when determining my life path.  I have many goals and dreams in my life, but in my current journey through life, my "YOLO" motto has most applied to my travel experiences.   I am a firm believer in making it happen.  If you want to pursue anything in life, simply DO IT.  One of my favorite quotes, that I keep posted above my bed to remind myself of its truth every day is, "Live it if you love it."... read more

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