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Books – Oct 2005

October, 2005
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The Complete Chronicles of Narnia
An autumnal mood can’t be complete without somber reflection and deep otherworldly experiences, and for that CS Lewis’ Narnia universe fits the bill nicely. Up there with Middle Earth, Narnia features heroics, wide-eyed adventure and an undying narrative to transfix readers as they traverse seven tales of wonder starring [...]

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Movies – Oct 2005

October, 2005
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Hinokio
Possibly the most endearing flick of the season, Hinokio sets emotions rolling right from the trailer. A spin on old Pinocchio, the story revolves around a teen reluctant to face the world until an advanced toy provides an interface, allowing even young love to blossom. This of course begs the question: who’s responsible [...]

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Games – Oct 2005

October, 2005
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Black & White 2
Talking of lessons in leadership for the wee ones, nothing beats a good god game as a tutorial. Controlling Creature in the unreal realm known as Eden, players have options and choices laid out for them as they struggle for dominance and admiration from the hapless Natives. Should be a [...]

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Sites – Oct 2005

October, 2005
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PBS Online Nature: Alien Empire
Lo and behold, people eating hornet grubs and other insectoid delights while you cower in your room chomping on seasonal bores like turkey and moon cakes. For shame! Together with the scholarly geniuses at PBS, WNET Station have come up with a portal dedicated (or should that read desiccated?) [...]

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Lost in Translation

October, 2005
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Moving from one country to another can be a chaotic and life changing experience. This transition, whether the first or one of many, is likely to bring conflicting feelings. The new and different environment can evoke feelings of exhilaration, loneliness and sadness, and frustration with an unfamiliar lifestyle. This is completely normal.

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Beautiful Young Smiles

October, 2005
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Child dental care can begin even when the mother is still pregnant, which was this year’s theme for Chinese National Dental Health Day on September 20.
  Women often change their daily habits during pregnancy by eating more, snacking between meals, and loading up on sweets. Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can exacerbate these dietary shifts [...]

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A Well-earned October Break

October, 2005
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Jolie and Sheena are classmates as well as close friends at the International School of Beijing (ISB). To most people it would seem odd that they were on the campus of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-BJ), when most schools had closed their doors for the National Day Holiday.

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A New Voice

October, 2005
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Perhaps it’s music that makes the world go ’round, rather than money. Helena Murchie brought her passion for singing to Harrow International School’s new Beijing branch.She has only been in Beijing for three weeks, but she has already affectionately dubbed it a “crazy city”.

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Multilingual Globetrotter

October, 2005
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Belinda Brown comes from London and has been in Beijing for just a few weeks.”I have some Chinese blood because my grandmother is Chinese. I’ve always wanted to come to China.”

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A Principled Principal

October, 2005
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Wayne Demnar, the new lower school principal at Beijing BISS International School, celebrated his 50th birthday on the Great Wall of China just one month after he arrived in Beijing. His daughter also celebrated her birthday a few days earlier in Tiananmen Square.

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Born to Teach

October, 2005
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Filipa had traveled throughout North America and Europe, but everything she knew about China and Asia came from books.”When my husband and I were offered this job, we jumped at the opportunity.”Her actual experiences changed a lot of her preconceptions about Beijing and China.

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New Principal with Solid Commitment

October, 2005
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He’s a natural. Christopher Reed has only been living on the campus of the Australian International School of Beijing for two and a half months now, but the new principal already plays football with his students from time to time.

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