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Blog: I miss the Dutch consultation culture
Last Monday at 9 pm, I got a message from my supervisor: 'Go to the office tomorrow morning, we will have a meeting with the director.’ ‘May I know at what time exactly?’ I replied...
Chinese New Year in a digital era
The Chinese Year of the Goat has started. For the first time since 2010, I celebrated New Year’s Eve at home. Disappointingly, the reality didn’t match with high expectations.
Blog: The 'Made in China' translator
Our blogger in Beijing enjoys the misuse of English words on signs and magazine covers. 'China flushes India?' What is that supposed to mean?
Blog: Money pressure from friends' weddings
Posts of wedding ceremonies are recently dominating the page of my WeChat, the Chinese Facebook. I notice the weddings are getting more ostentatious.
Blog: New Year’s Eve with gehaktballen
No oliebollen and no fireworks this year. So how did I celebrate New Year’s Eve in a Dutch way in Beijing? Gehaktballen were the answer.
Blog: Meeting Professor Fresco in Beijing
On December 2nd, I attended the Wageningen Alumni Event in Beijing. It was my honor to hear the speech presented by Prof. Louise Fresco, the newly-appointed President of the Execut...
Blog: Meeting Edwin van der Sar
Yesterday I volunteered as a receptionist for a Sino-Dutch trade dinner in Beijing. Unexpectedly Mr. van der Sar also turned up. Such an encounter really made my Wednesday and put ...
Blog: Dutchies and free samples
A Dutch friend of mine asked me for help: her boss needed a translator for his business trip to Hangzhour. I recommended my friend Yin.
Blog: Back in China
Na twee jaar studie, een jaar studentenraad en een zoekjaar in Nederland is Derek terug in China. Met zijn Wageningse diploma op zak vond hij een baan in Beijing, en blogt hij weer...
Check it out
‘Check it out, check it out…’I am a blogger not a DJ, yet I strongly recommend you to listen to will.i.am’s 'Check It Out', especially when you are on the bus in the Netherlands.