NYU Shanghai

Chinese Adventures

Learning a language is an emotionally fluid process. At some moments you feel so confident that you are progressing, that you have improved. At other moments you feel so incompetent, that this language will never be able to be grasped. And you despair, for that inability to understand the language will shut off so many … Continue reading


Japan at first glance

With convenience stores at every corner, hundreds of noodle soup or ramen shops, and a population of black-haired, brown-eyed people, Japan resembles Taiwan in many ways. But the similarities should go the other way, for if Taiwan had a seemingly impressive infrastructure of buses, bullet trains, and personal service, Japan’s is the refined version. Everything, … Continue reading