囧 Chinese character or iPhone emoji? When I first came across this, I couldn’t tell if this was a real character since it looked so different, just like a smiley face (more like a crying face). For the non-Chinese language learner .. I guess this would be a great example of Chinese characters looking “just [...]
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Who doesn’t love a great superhero action movie these days?! The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Ironman blazed up the box office.. and it’s not just their super powers, gadgets and costumes. We’ll be going a bit deeper than the average vocabulary of superhero (超级英雄 – chāo jí yīng xióng) and villain (恶棍 (è gùn). Here’s [...]
With the real estate market and property value increasing more and more are becoming ‘house slaves‘ in China. Compared the amount of salary one earns to the mortgage, most Chinese that aspire to own a house must be willing to work their whole lives to pay off the debt! Some would say that this crippling [...]
鸭梨(yā lí): The original and literal meaning of the word is a kind of pear grown in the Hebei Province of Northeastern China. The word has become Chinese slang for “stress” or “pressure.” This is because the Chinese word for stress (alternately burden or pressure), 压力 (yā lì) is very similar in pronunciation, albeit with a [...]
For those of us that’ve chosen to go into the business, finance, consulting, hedge fund, private equity etc. route .. it may be useful to know some lingo before interviews or the first day on the job like synergies. If you’re thinking “what?” or “hmm .. I think that means __” I’ll save you the time [...]
Seems like lately, everybody wants to do business with the Far East. Whether it’s investing, running a business or just working in China, people are getting involved or talking about getting involved. As this CNN article suggests, despite the major cities like Beijing and Shanghai being completely saturated, there are still many potential and promising markets. Here’s [...]
Besides the suit, what else is Tony Stark? “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” Lighting up (or blowing up?) the theaters next Friday will be Ironman 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. He’s gained much popularity not only from being Ironman but Sherlock Holmes & other cool characters in some awesome movies. Robert Downey Jr. has a pretty [...]
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