How Did I Stumble into the Universe of Swing Dance?

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE] I had been completely illiterate in literally any forms of dance in the world for so many year in my life, until one day I took a colleague from Beijing to a party organized by SwingWuhan, the first swing dance fans club in town. Words from my co-worker YMY had haunted me for months before that day: "if you can walk, you can swing dance". [点击图片阅读全文]

The Photo Project “As We Are” at NCF

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE] It is true, like what the propaganda outlets and textbooks of formal education system in mainland China keep on repeating all the time, that China is a multi-ethnic country with 56 different nationalities, living peacefully together like a big garden with 56 different kinds of flowers. However, it is interesting to learn further about the imbalanced distrubution that 92% are Han people and the rest of the 55 nationalities accounts for only 8%. [点击图片阅读全文]

Meeting Sir David Wallace at Cambridge University

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE] 第一次近距离接触以“Sir”开头的人物,深感荣幸。 在英国,荣誉爵士“Sir”这个非世袭头衔,通常授予为国家和社会做出重大杰出贡献的人物。以前做英语老师的时候,在阅读文章中遇到以“Sir”开头的人,总会借机向学生提起英国的爵士制度,除了世袭的公爵、侯爵、伯爵、子爵男爵之外,就是以“Sir”称呼的爵士的了。[点击图片查看全文]

年轻的中国通(A Young China Hand)

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE] 上次见到周华应该是八年前,当时他已经去了北京师范大学,攻读现代汉语文学专业的硕士研究生。好象是中间遇到个什么节日或是假期,他专门回了一趟曾经工作过的学校。“周华”其实只是他的中文名而已,这个美国人的本名叫Joel Martinsen,毕业于美国马里兰大学数学系,教过我一学期的高等数学和和一学期的英语语音课程。这张合影大约是十年前拍的。[点击图片阅读全文]

不小心登上了《講義》杂志

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE]今天收到一个从台湾寄来的包裹,仔细一看,竟然来自大名鼎鼎的《講義》杂志社。十二三年前收听“CBS台北国际之声”的时候,节目主持人就经常会分享这本杂志中的文章,每每听到那些温暖的故事,都感触良多。当时还特别想订阅这本杂志呢,不过很不现实,所以也只能透过广播感受这本杂志的温暖。十二三年后,我的那篇刊载于台湾《旺报》的小文章,被《講義》杂志的编辑看中,并被转载于此杂志今年的第十期中。[点击图片阅读全文]

书评「另一半的事情」

[CLICK PICTURE TO READ MORE] 此书评由本人撰写,刊发于2011年8月6日《辽宁日报》第T11版“阅读时间”。由于交稿仓促,一些语言未来及润色,一些感想也未来及全部写出,以后有机会再作补充吧。[点击图片阅读全文]

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