Monthly Archives: July 2005

Cultural friction

Cultural friction I played golf at my club Saturday morning. I was alone so I joined a threesome of members all of whom were originally from Hong Kong. Of the three, one was about fifty and had come to Canada when he was 15, the other two were aro… Continue reading

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Radio program

On Wednesday I will start a 13 week radio program in Mandarin on Fairchild Radio 96.1 FM in Vancouver. I will try to encourage the many Mandarin speakers in Vancouver who need to improve their English and in most cases do not work on it in a conce… Continue reading

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Radio program

On Wednesday I will start a 13 week radio program in Mandarin on Fairchild Radio 96.1 FM in Vancouver. I will try to encourage the many Mandarin speakers in Vancouver who need to improve their English and in most cases do not work on it in a conce… Continue reading

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Ebooks unlimited

There is a world of ebooks available free of charge at the gutenberg website. With etext you can use online dictionaries like Babylon. Better still you can import text into The Linguist to start systematically and efficiently learning key words an… Continue reading

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Barriers to learning

It is amazing how we humans manage to create structures and rules that acutally inhibit people from achieving the results intended. In Canada, you can get free English courses as well as free English testing, payed for by the tax-payer, as long as… Continue reading

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Travel to the interior

A person on the Chinese language Forum Westca http://www.westca.com asked about what to do around Salmon Arm and I gave the following answer which I though might be of wider interest. There are lots of places worth visiting. You may drive the Coquihalla … Continue reading

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Taoism and business

Cliff asks me about the influence of language learning on my business, as well as the influence of Taoism. I discovered the thought of Zhuangzi somewhat late in life. However, Toaism can help both. I believe it is important to follow your interest… Continue reading

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