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Growing up bi-culturally

Growing up bi-culturally

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. It’s hard enough to grow up once. What!? Are my parents crazy? They want me to grow up twice. And at the same time!  Something they say is by call chew lilies. (Ed: bi-culturally). It’s not enough that I need Ed to check every word that I use with more than 2 silly labels (Ed:…

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Stoneage, traditional and old fashioned Dads: Experiences and stories!

Stoneage, traditional and old fashioned Dads: Experiences and stories!

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. These dads are out of sync with the current times that we live in and have a big problem in communicating their thoughts and ideas to the members of their family.  This might be because of the fact that they might not be educated or are completely illiterate lacking basic idea of wisdom or they might have…

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Top 25 Commercial Cities in China

Top 25 Commercial Cities in China

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. According to Forbes Inc. the top 25 Commercial Cities in China are: Shanghai       Guangzhou       Ningbo        Hangzhou       Yantai Jinhua         Beijing-Jinan         Dongguan-Shenzhen Wuxi           Tianjin         Fuzhou        Yueyang        Dalian Nanjing-Wuhan           Qingdao       Chengdu       Wenzhou Suzhou         Zhanjiang       Wulumuqi      Weihai         Xiamen   Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

China’s Wages are Rising

China’s Wages are Rising

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. How about a 40% raise this year? I’d like that. In China last year salaries went up to an average of $160/month at a factory that makes lamps for the Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart and Pottery Barn. That is NOT they went up $160/month but up TO $160/month. It’s different, right? Even though these employees…

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