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My Favourite Mandarin Word: 自行车

I’m still reading “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I just completed chapter 24 (my objective is to read until chapter 30 before the end of the day).  It’s where the author mentions her favourite Italian word, “attraversiamo (meaning: let’s cross over)”.  Her Italian friends’ favourite English words are ‘half-assed’ and ‘surrender’.  Her experiences learning […]

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Hello Viewcard World!

I started pen-palling when I was around 11.  I had this one penpal who would travel the world, and she would send me postcards from the different countries she visited.  When I was around 15 years old, I noticed that I had a beautiful collection of postcards from different penpals.  So that’s when I decided […]

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Seychelles: Highest Percentage Internet Users to Population in Africa

According to Internet World Stats by June 2010, 38.4% of the Seychelles population have access to internet (this was before the 2010 census but they could have obtained their information elsewhere; e.g. directly from the providers). Now, I don’t know what constitutes “internet access”, but it probably means the percentage of the population with internet […]

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