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Travelogues and Musings by Nandra Galang Anissa

Category - Studying in China

January 27, 2015

How a Year in China Will Change You

Since my time in China is nearing to an end I took the time to think of all the experiences China have given me in the past year. And yes,...

July 20, 2014

On Making Connections With Places

I came across Imogen Heap’s music video for her song titled Xizi She Knows, while I was browsing through her Youtube profile for some of her amazing new stuff. Imogen Heap...

June 15, 2014

我的学习汉语的原因: My Reasons for Studying Mandarin

As the end of my first semester at Zheda looms near, I did a little reflection and looked back on my journey to studying Mandarin. I’ve actually talked about it...

May 8, 2014

What’s Happenin’ Lately?!

So, I’ve neglected this blog for a while (gasp!). But, I do have my reasons. I guess. Anyways, here’s what’s been happening with my life in China: 1. Midterms ended...

March 28, 2014

Quick Update!

Indeed, I haven’t updated much since my encounter with Chinese bureaucracy. A lot’s been going on, actually. Probably why I’ve neglected posting for a while! That aside, I’m going to...

March 19, 2014

糟糕!: My Encounter with Chinese Bureaucracy

糟糕: zāo gāo (colloquial expression) “What a mess!”, “Too bad!” Yeah, that pretty much describes my first encounter with Chinese bureaucracy. I have to say, 我不太满意. I was not satisfied....

March 18, 2014

Hangzhou’s Beauty at Our Doorstep

I am now entering my third week of classes as of today. This past week have been pretty tiring, since I also had to sort out my residence permit (more...

March 9, 2014

My First Week of (Super Intense) Classes

It’s crazy to think that I have spent 2 weeks in Hangzhou already. Things are picking up and I just ended my first week of classes. It has proven to...