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Li Tian

Fix You

In middle school I was involved in a casual dance troupe.  We were a hodgepodge of several Chinese girls brought together weekly to learn Chinese folk dance from a Taiwanese teacher in Ohio.  Before our first performance, as we gathered in the bathroom to change into our costumes, it became clear that the kids were also …

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Balkans Trip Planning

How did you choose travel destinations? During my year of constant travel, I tagged along on as many planned trips as possible.  After the 20th or 40th country, planning every little detail like where to stay or how to get around becomes tedious.  When a friend mentioned a Balkans trip with his banker buddies, it was …

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Glam Dubai

It’s easy to draw parallels between glitzy Dubai and tropical expat cities like Hong Kong/Singapore.  They attract foreigners (the population of Dubai is 80% foreigners), entertainment is built around malls (a sensible shield from the sun), and the landscape is littered with new construction.  Although in Dubai there are remnants of the housing bust from unfinished …

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Zucchini Chips

Oven baked zucchini chips, delicious for an appetizer or snack. Prep time: 30 mins (I’m slow) Cook time: 30 mins Ingredients 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs (panko or even crumbled crackers work) 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt (unnecessary if your bread crumbs are salted) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black …

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