• First, even BREATHING costs money....and if you don't have money? Well here it begins....
  • You have to piece together an existence, which may include sleeping on someone's couch, basement, living room or even on the floor just to have some place to call home
  • You work hard, two, three jobs just to pay rent and be able to say Yes. I live in NY.
  • If you don't have money to drive or own your own car then you have to take the trains everywhere. If you don't live close to a train station, then that means you have to walk in the heat/cold and sweat or freeze in order to get there where you will be met with filth along the way, dog shit, garbage and garbage juice puddles, people who don't like to share the sidewalk and other annoyances. And what do you g...
mar 23 2012 ∞
apr 8 2012 +
  • Taboo
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Candyland
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Pictionary
  • Scrabble
  • Monopoly
  • Connect Four
  • Jenga
  • Life (The Game of..)
  • Perfection
  • Scattergories
  • Grab the fish
  • Twister
  • Pac-man
  • Tetris
  • Super Mario Bros.
mar 22 2010 ∞
mar 23 2010 +
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  • Certain foods
    • Orange juice for breakfast
    • Pancakes
    • other comfort foods
  • Fast food
  • an oven or toaster
  • a car
  • a TV
  • a drying machine (clothes)
  • gossip magazines
  • A lot of clothes
  • Many pairs of shoes
  • extra plastic bags from supermarkets
  • extra space
  • movie theaters
  • frozen meals
  • A freezer
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
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  • SELF-EXPRESSION (dance, communication)
  • Cleanliness
  • Diversity
  • People with nice perfume/cologne
  • NON-SMOKING areas
  • Unlimited information (non-blocked websites)
  • Leniency
  • Understanding
  • Not having to wear a mask for pollution
  • The fact that you don't hear people hacking up their insides and spitting it on the streets (actually you do...in NYC)
  • How you can walk into a bathroom and most of the time you will find soap and tissue....and you will NEVER find a squatter. Ever.
  • How you actually have more chances of meeting people that you will become friends with...as opposed to an English study bud...
mar 17 2010 ∞
may 21 2011 +
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  • Communication-- they communicate every action
  • More tolerance of children
  • Give people lots of emotional space
  • Not to waste, get only what u need and eat/use it all
  • How to find free downloads online :-)
  • It's good to talk but better to listen, and only say what you need to say and nothing extra...sometimes.
  • Ignoring people who are saying/doing stupid things
  • Not always concerning myself with splitting the bill after a meal at restaurants...paying for my friends or allowing them to pay for me sometimes.
  • Continuously drink water
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
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  • I drink more water, tea
  • I exercise everyday (walking, gyming, running)
  • Picked up cycling (and I love it)
  • I recycle more
  • Use my own bags to buy food
  • I usually get a good night's sleep
  • I take a walk after every meal
  • Became stronger
  • More outspoken
  • I'm more tolerant of others
  • If I'm angry with someone, I let them know right away instead of holding it inside
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
  • Understanding a different language
  • Being exposed to a new culture
  • Taking group exercise classes
  • Discovering new music
  • Japanese dramas
  • Dreaming
nov 29 2011 ∞
nov 29 2011 +
mar 23 2010 ∞
may 22 2010 +
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  • Eating out
  • cycling
  • going to the gym (running, strength training)
  • reading (books, online articles)
  • making lists and getting organized on listography.com!
  • looking up new Chinese words in the dictionary
  • looking up new English words in the dictionary
  • going to Ancient culture street
  • playing cards
  • playing word games (Taboo, etc.)
  • downloading new music
  • coloring
  • having good conversations with friends in cozy cafes
  • playing squash
  • playing badminton
  • taking a walk
mar 17 2010 ∞
mar 17 2010 +
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  • FOOD!
    • 拉面(noodles)
    • rice
    • most vegetables, especially 油菜 (Chinese cabbage)
    • tea (ginger, 花茶 (flower), green)
    • fruits
    • desserts
    • did I mention rice?
    • ice cream
    • boiled eggs
    • peanut butter
    • lamb
    • 孜然羊肉 (spiced lamb)
    • 泡菜 (kimchee)
    • yogurt-flavored cookies
    • yogurt
    • tea-flavored plums
  • eating as a group (sharing dishes)
  • my bike
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
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  • People can change at a moment's notice, but mostly without any notice at all.
  • People respect others that know what they want and are not afraid to show it
  • Some people bullshit for a living
  • Many, many people are just afraid...
  • We NEED understanding
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
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  • I am a LOT stronger than a lot of people.
  • I like to feel important.
  • I am good at taking care of and supporting people
  • I really speak and understand Chinese (people and language) more than I let on
  • That I am fine (really) without a boyfriend
  • I like being alone (having my own time)
  • I really am open
  • I really like Indian and Arab music
  • I really enjoy being inside Buddhist temples
  • Sometimes I push myself a little too hard
  • I need encouragement sometimes
mar 17 2010 ∞
oct 19 2010 +
  • She's independent but still has good friends and a good family
  • She has things she enjoys and looks forward to
  • She works hard
  • She doesn't settle and if she finds herself settling, she slowly brings herself back
  • She's honest
  • She enjoys her food and knows how to live in the moment of whatever she enjoys
nov 29 2011 ∞
nov 29 2011 +
  • Why do you want to move there?
  • What can you get out of it?
  • How can you do it?
  • What's your timeline?
oct 22 2011 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • When we are on our death bed, no one will say "Gee, I wish I would have worked/been in the office more."
  • LEAP...and the net will appear.
  • All is fleeting. Nothing lasts forever.
  • "He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness."
  • "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power and you are free."
  • "Find out what makes you feel better on the inside, no matter what's going on outside.
  • "Nostalgia is a seductive liar."
  • "Pain is just weakness leaving the body."
  • Anyone is capable of anything.
  • The rules of magic/mystery are best not discussed. For once we understand the illusion, we no longer believe in it.
  • "The whole secret of existence is to have...
mar 29 2010 ∞
apr 14 2011 +
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  • Want to read
  • The Fat Studies Reader Esther Rothblum
  • How We Decide Jonah Lehrer
    • Not Nookbooks but still want to read
  • What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets Peter Menzel
  • Turquoise Greg and Lucy Malouf
  • Maryam's Maze Mansoura Ez-eldin
  • Women Who Eat Leslie Miller
  • At Home in Japan Rebecca Otowa
mar 17 2010 ∞
dec 5 2011 +
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  • my iPod
  • the internet
  • my laptop
  • DVDs
  • a cell phone
  • a microwave
  • my bike
  • the gym
  • a nice western toilet
  • tissue, napkins, serviettes, etc.
  • body lotion
  • body fragrances
  • water
  • books (in English)
mar 17 2010 ∞
sep 1 2010 +
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  • That I could never teach again
  • The boundaries that need to exist between coworkers (including bosses) and friends
  • What a boss should NOT be like
  • Waiting longer before divulging personal info to others until knowing them better
  • Doesn't matter that I am in another country offering services to a company that needs them...money is still #1...to them
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +
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  • What a friend really is (Anton, Antonia, Betty)
  • The human body is very flexible/strong (cold weather, exercise, illness, stress)
  • Always be clear (questions, on communication, etc.)
  • It's NEVER as bad as you think it is/will be
  • Exercise really is important for so many reasons
  • We don't need A LOT of things
  • It's important to pay attention to your body, take care of yourself
  • People aren't always as bad as you may think
  • People aren't always as good as you may think
  • Living here in Tianjin is very safe
mar 17 2010 ∞
apr 15 2010 +