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This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. What a difference!

And also a little bit about the sweet lychee fruit. Let me explain more about
Hi Everyone, I'm Lena, a 23 year-old Danish mango smoothie-lover searching for the next big
Once, I tried to travel for a whole week through rural China without meeting any
Planning a new adventure is almost the most exciting part of the whole thing. I
You know you're in China when .. - The old bottle-collector is sitting outside your
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Cutting the throat // Muslim Festival II

Okay, so yesterday I wrote a post about my trip to my Malaysian friend’s house. I promised an update and here it is.

When I told my supervisor I was going out to get some milk in the
This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
And also a little bit about the sweet lychee fruit. Let me explain more about
Of course, I don’t mean hooking up literally but it sounded catchy as a headline.
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Sacrifice is ready // Muslim Festival I

So my new Malaysian friend brought me home tonight and now I’m staying over at her place getting ready for tomorrow’s festival. On our way to her house in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, we passed by her family’s local mosque, where she pointed at a dark shadow and told me that that was the cow ready for tomorrow’s sacrifice. I was just shaking a little bit inside, mainly because I’ve just finished a crime novel about Satanists sacrificing cows. Honestly, I’m such a pussy when it comes to crime novels so reading just this one book explaining how the cow was cut into pieces made me want to vomit just a bit. Now, I was going to see this sacrifice with my own eyes tomorrow.

This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
Okay, so yesterday I wrote a post about my trip to my Malaysian friend's house.
So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
And also a little bit about the sweet lychee fruit. Let me explain more about
When I told my supervisor I was going out to get some milk in the
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Picnic in Singapore

So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for a trip to Singapore. I contacted a girl, I’d met on a boat in South China for two minutes last year and she was up for a cup of coffee. Then I went to the bus station and jumped on the midnight-bus to Singapore.

{:en}I’ve finally arrived in Seoul after six hours in a freezing flight across China from
This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
You know some of those days when the temperature is just heating up your brain
Once, I tried to travel for a whole week through rural China without meeting any
Planning a new adventure is almost the most exciting part of the whole thing. I
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It’s all about the Guava

And also a little bit about the sweet lychee fruit. Let me explain more about my so-called research on beverages in Malaysia. I’ve been here for more than two weeks now and because of the crazy heat, I’ve obviously tried a bit of all drinks or something like that. I’m always trying to stick to the healthy bottle of water and then a diet coke to cheer up my day.

This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
Hi Everyone, I'm Lena, a 23 year-old Danish mango smoothie-lover searching for the next big
Once, I tried to travel for a whole week through rural China without meeting any
Planning a new adventure is almost the most exciting part of the whole thing. I
You know you're in China when .. - The old bottle-collector is sitting outside your
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Anger in the streets of Kuala Lumpur

When I told my supervisor I was going out to get some milk in the corner shop, he looked at me with a serious glance and told me that I should take care. I was confused but suddenly realised today was the day. The day Kuala Lumpur people had been talking about for a week.

Once, I tried to travel for a whole week through rural China without meeting any
Planning a new adventure is almost the most exciting part of the whole thing. I
You know you're in China when .. - The old bottle-collector is sitting outside your
Of course, I don’t mean hooking up literally but it sounded catchy as a headline.
You know some of those days when the temperature is just heating up your brain
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Diary – Day 10 // Volunteering went weird

I was excited for a long time but when I arrived it was fast replaced by disappointment. Mostly because of the chubby unhappy looking 50-something women starring at me from behind the reception. No smile, no hello, just an asking stare at me. She asked me if I had a booking. In that moment, I realised that she’d already forgotten my face since yesterday. When I told her about my volunteering at this hostel, she looked at me one more time and found a key for me. After I’d put my stuff in the room, I followed her back into the reception and then I just waited. She didn’t seem to bother telling me what was going on, who I was waiting for, what I was going to do or anything else for that matter. I gave up and left.  

This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
Okay, so yesterday I wrote a post about my trip to my Malaysian friend's house.
So my new Malaysian friend brought me home tonight and now I’m staying over at
So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
And also a little bit about the sweet lychee fruit. Let me explain more about
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Hooking up on Instagram

Of course, I don’t mean hooking up literally but it sounded catchy as a headline. This post idea started to take shape when I’d been on a coffee date with a local girl in Georgetown. She was the sweetest and chattiest thing I’ve met for a while. We sat down and talked for hours about everything while it was just fun and relaxing.

So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
You know some of those days when the temperature is just heating up your brain
So I tried to talk my friend into going to China, and he seemed really
We had just arrived and checked in on Penang Island in the small town called
Once, I tried to travel for a whole week through rural China without meeting any
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Simple sightseeing and monkey fun

You know some of those days when the temperature is just heating up your brain and there’s nothing else to do than to cool yourself down and try to go ‘sightseeing light’ without too many interruptions which could, worse case scenario, make you go crazy on some poor crying child or drunk man. We’ve all been there, right?

I’ve now been studying my master’s in China for a few months already. This is
{:en}I’ve finally arrived in Seoul after six hours in a freezing flight across China from
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So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
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Diary – Day 6 // He looks Chinese but he doesn’t understand?

Funny thing is I thought it would be so easy to find people in Malaysia to practice my Mandarin with. 40 % of the population is Chinese, so I would bump into them, right?

This post is about comparisons between Chinese people in China and Chinese people in Singapore
Okay, so yesterday I wrote a post about my trip to my Malaysian friend's house.
So I had two days off from the hostel and I decided to go for
When I told my supervisor I was going out to get some milk in the
Of course, I don’t mean hooking up literally but it sounded catchy as a headline.
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