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Helpless Female on How to Find a Restaurant or Shopping Mall near Monza, Italy

If a resident of Monza, Italy gives you any directions that sound remotely like, “just go straight and you’ll see it right there,” be skeptical. It’s not that they don’t mean well, but either they think of directions in broad strokes that obscure corners and curves, or they’ve never had to find their way around […]

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How to Twinkle Your Little Star 如何閃爍妳的小星星 in Chinese

My brain was kind of tired after the intense happenings in our family for the last few months, so my wise Chinese teacher 明智中文的老師 (ming2 zhi4 zhong1 wen2 de. lao3 shi1) chose a simple and familiar children’s song to help me re-engage with my Chinese studies: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! She suggested I learn to […]

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Helpless Female Sews Chin Strap Ribbon Ties on Hat While Boating on the Snake River

When Wild Greg, a.k.a my husband, drives his jet boat, you had better hold onto your hat. However, this can make your arms tired. You must also be prepared that even when the boat is gently floating on the Snake River, while Wild Greg is fishing, the wind can pick up unexpectedly. Thus, you either […]

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