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Archive for May, 2009

Teamwork Posted by on May 14, 2009

How do you feel about 团队精神 (team spirit)? Are you a team player, or are you a lone wolf?  Teamwork comes from several things, you need to have 互相信任 (mutual trust), strong 应变力 (ability to adapt to changes), and 灵活的思想 (flexible thought).  When your 队友 (teammates) can 执行 (execute) based on a couple of simple…

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Swine Flu! part 1 Posted by on May 11, 2009

Hello readers! I am not writing this entry from 隔离 (quarantine) but rather in a country that has had its first 案子 (case) of the notorious 猪流感 (swine flu).  I have seen jokes about the 猪仔流感 (“piglet” flu), and read up on the regular 流感 (flu) itself.  What’s interesting is that type A here is…

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International Labor Day Posted by on May 5, 2009

Hello readers! Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday marked the celebration of 国际劳动节 (International Labor Day).  In China, it’s a legally-mandated 节日 (holiday) where people in nearly all non-essential industries are permitted to 放假 (take vacation).  The general trend is that people go someplace outside of the city to 度假 (spend the holiday).  As for me…

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