Minnesota teacher encounters bad case of ‘hello-kittyness'

Dear MeiGui: That old movie “In Praise of Older Women” is forever a hit with me. Back in Minnesota, I had my fair share of fiercesome romps with the cougar-set; but after landing in Taiwan to teach English; and being besieged by so many local young hotties; I put the

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What's with the holiday hypocrisy?

Dear MeiGui, What’s with all this Christmas holiday hypocrisy? I’m really fed up! I work in a kindergarten in Tienmu, and we spent the six weeks leading up to Christmas endlessly rehearsing for our school’s giant Christmas Eve performance. The owner even pressured me to come into to work on

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MeiGui, what's a 'chicken man'?

Dear MeiGui; I want to sound a warning bell for all those mid-level students of Chinese: Be careful of what you don’t understand. I’ve been here studying Chinese for two years, and as most students know getting the language does not happen in a steady upward curve. But lately, I’ve

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Dear MeiGui: What's Up With Nudie Photo Albums?

Dear MeiGui; Not only are my local colleagues making my experience as an English school teacher a misery, but so are the other foreign teachers. I’ve only been here for three months, and already want to go back to Vancouver. It all started at a “getting-to-know-you” party in October. I

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