Food and eating play a very important role in Chinese culture. Almost every time when family or friends get together, there will for sure be some food involved.For Chinese people, eating, cooking and discussing what and where to eat are spirit-lifting and always great subjects to start a conversation with. For instance, in Taiwan, instead [...]
In Taiwan we say that when two people fall in love, ‘the weight is not a problem, and the differences of height cause no distance’. This is used to describe how people embrace every little detail of the one they love.However, when it comes to international romance, there are many questions: are relationships between people [...]
Many people dream about studying abroad, since it opens up so many doors. Not only is it possible to meet people from all countries and cultures, but it also changes the way you see the world.But I can tell you from personal experience that studying abroad is not all fun and games. It has unique [...]
On my first year studying in the Netherlands, all the international students had to attend the basic Dutch courses held by the school. It was one of my favorite courses because I could meet other students with similar backgrounds to mine, and also socialize a little. Obviously, in a room full of expats, a favourite [...]
Since we’ve been together, my Dutch boyfriend has faced a challenge which he calls a long-term mental torture. This torture has nothing to do with me, actually, I don’t take him shoe shopping or make him watch every season of ‘Sex and the City’. His mental anguish actually relates to learning my native language, which [...]
I’ve been learning Dutch, my second foreign language, for three years. Anyone who’s ever heard the language can agree that it is not an easy one. Some people even argue whether it is a ¨good¨ language to spend time with since Dutch is not world-popular like French or Spanish. However, as a four-year international student [...]
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