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A Closer Look At Emoticons and Acronyms

As seen on As a self-appointed queen of Gchat and all sorts of online communications that require typing rather than verbalizing, I have encountered and continued to be bewildered by the use of emoticons and internet acronyms across culture. We all are familiar with a universal smiley face :-) a wink ;) or a LOL … Continue reading

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No idea? No problem! | ไม่มีทางแก้? ไม่เป็นไร!

Based on my personal experience, Chinese people have a very unique way of handling problems. When an issue is raised to a Chinese person, there is at least a 50% chance that he or she would give you a “mei banfa” (没办法) response. Mei banfa literally means ‘no solution’ or ‘no way out’. Here are … Continue reading