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  • Albéniz, Isaac 1860-1909. Spanish composer and pianist. A student of Franz Liszt, he composed piano works based on Spanish folk music.


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  • Chinese to understand prices, to understand what other people are paying around me, but not enough to say what I need to to not get the "waiguoren" price, especially when it's a situation where you really oughtn't be having to bargain. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • In 1991 it was still difficult to find restaurants that would serve high-level cuisine and, being the only waiguoren, or foreigner, in the group, I knew I was really lucky.

    Patrizia Chen: Eating 'City Lamb' in China

  • Naturally, we were met with the imploding of our hubris, as any waiguoren should expect.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • NGNB: In the modern world, the very terms “foreigner,” “waiguoren” and “expatriate” have become antiquated, a provincial viewpoint on locality that does not stand scrutiny.

    PRC Police to Taiwan

  • Or should I get off my moral high horse, realize that romanization on signs is basically a courtesy for waiguoren, and stop being the Ugly American or Brit, or Canadian or whatever, always whinging about this, that or the other?

    tongyong pinyin haters: you are all colonialist shits

  • The students who walked by our game looked amused that so many waiguoren foreigners assembled in the center of campus to play such an alien game.

    Thanksgiving and beyond

  • Also, in these parts, the game selection is mighty slim for a waiguoren who doesn't read Chinese or Japanese as there are very very few English games in this neck of the woods on this side of the big blue.

    Life of Brian:

  • This is something those of us who are waiguoren living in Asia, particularly those of us from the West, just don't get . . . the fantasy and attraction of Nazi paraphrenalia for the young here . . . yet another bout . . .

    Naked Nazi provokes Hong Kong fury

  • This is a difficult country for a lonely waiguoren. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • The USA has already filled the role as a terrible warning for the future. waiguoren April 6th, 2009 12: 45 pm Headlines


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