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Polina Shinkina’s Author Spotlight page

  1. Mandarin Chinese Textbook for Beginners
Open the Door to Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina

2. Mandarin Chinese Textbook Beginners - Intermediate
Open the Door to Chinese Book 2 by Polina Shinkina

3. Mandarin Chinese Textbook Intermediate
Open the Door to Chinese Book 3 by Polina Shinkina

4. Chinese Commercial Correspondence Textbook for Self-Study
Supersonic Commercial Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina

5. Chinese Marketing Correspondence Textbook for Self-Study
Supersonic Marketing Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina

6.  Chinese Financial Correspondence Textbook for Self-Study
Supersonic Price Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina

7. The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance by Polina Shinkina

8. Business Chinese for Self-Study
Signing a Contract by Polina Shinkina

9. Chinese Textbook for Business Communication
Comparing Quotations by Polina Shinkina

10. Chinese Textbook for Business Communication
Reducing the Contract Amount by Polina Shinkina

11. Chinese Textbook for Business Communication
The Draft Contract by Polina Shinkina

12. Chinese Textbook for Business Communication
The Contract Total Amount by Polina Shinkina

13. Chinese for Business Communication
The Chinese Commercial Contract Discussion by Polina Shinkina

14. Table of the Chinese Radicals by Polina Shinkina

15. Business Chinese Textbook for Self-Study
The Chinese Contract Terms Discussing Price by Polina Shinkina

16. The Chinese Numerals for Businessmen by Polina Shinkina


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05 July 2007 @ 01:34 pm
don't they? It's our job, surely - our role in life. We are sayers of Things That Must Be Said. And this, if ever, is the time for something to be said.

But what the fuck can you say?
07 June 2007 @ 07:47 pm
How many words long is everyone making their essays? Is anyone actually able to achieve the 3000 words?
I think mine will probably end up being about 2500.

Edit: I just finished. I was amazingly on the nose with my prediction. 2494.
It started out good enough, but ended in me ranting that Meursault is autistic. Quite obviously it is the best essay I have ever written.

Dear Everyone, 

The Common Cold Poetry Collective will throw out the smoke signals to all members and interested non members that as from our 26th May meeting at Gaynor Manor  we passed  that our new meeting place and time for the Spring Session will be at:

Where: South Coast Writers Center , Top Floor, 93 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500 (http://web.1earth.net/~scwc/)
When:  Every Tuesday @  7 PM 
Starting From: 26th June 2007


Event:Spotlight on China

If ANYONE has a ticket to this that they're not going to use can you let me know so i can buy it off you! haha PLEASE!
28 April 2007 @ 07:21 pm
Hey guys, I'm making a zine for class and would love for any UOW writers, former or present, to submit stuff for it. We're planning to launch/sell it at the Sydney Writers Festival zine fair.

Send me pictures, poems, prose, personal essays, plays, whatever. Max. word limit is 2000 words, no minimum requirement.

Email your stuff to jf566@uow.edu.au by March 5.
18 April 2007 @ 02:48 pm
The Bell Shakespeare Company will be performing Macbeth at the Illawarra Performing Arts Center between the 31st July and 4th August (Sat). 

 The 8pm show has  only four rows from the stage sold, if we get in soon we could get some great seats!  I would really love to go but was hoping someone or perhaps a few of you would go with me! 

Student tickets are $36.00 
Post your expressions of interest and we can book as a group.


01 April 2007 @ 04:21 pm
Meeting every tuesday at the Unibar at 1.30.

Come along, join the fun. Drink a beer. Sing a song. Well don't sing a song. But write poetry. It's fun, it's great. Do it.
12 March 2007 @ 02:47 pm

"For me, to be a writer is to acknowledge the secret wounds that we carry inside us, the wounds so secret that we ourselves are barely aware of them, and to patiently explore them, know them, illuminate them, to own these pains and wounds, and to make them a conscious part of our spirits and our writing.

A writer talks of things that everyone knows but does not know they know.

Let me change the mood with a few sweet words that will, I hope, serve as well as that music. As you know, the question we writers are asked most often, the favourite question, is; why do you write? I write because I have an innate need to write! I write because I can't do normal work like other people. I write because I want to read books like the ones I write. I write because I am angry at all of you, angry at everyone. I write because I love sitting in a room all day writing. I write because I can only partake in real life by changing it. I write because I want others, all of us, the whole world, to know what sort of life we lived, and continue to live, in Istanbul, in Turkey. I write because I love the smell of paper, pen, and ink. I write because I believe in literature, in the art of the novel, more than I believe in anything else. I write because it is a habit, a passion. I write because I am afraid of being forgotten. I write because I like the glory and interest that writing brings. I write to be alone. Perhaps I write because I hope to understand why I am so very, very angry at all of you, so very, very angry at everyone. I write because I like to be read. I write because once I have begun a novel, an essay, a page, I want to finish it. I write because everyone expects me to write. I write because I have a childish belief in the immortality of libraries, and in the way my books sit on the shelf. I write because it is exciting to turn all of life's beauties and riches into words. I write not to tell a story, but to compose a story. I write because I wish to escape from the foreboding that there is a place I must go but – just as in a dream – I can't quite get there. I write because I have never managed to be happy. I write to be happy. "


Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

27 November 2006 @ 11:15 am
Hi Everyone

The 3 Blocks Left trio consisting of Amellia O'Brick, Michelle Khourey (UOW Graduate), and Kylie Hannaford would like to invite you to the opening of their collaborative exhibition 'Through the Looking Glass' on Wednesday, December 6th at Canvas Gallery in Surry Hills. Please find further details attached.

Drop by for a drink and check out some art!


Media Release
Friday 17th November 2006                     
It Began in Wonderland
From the humble beginnings of three frustrated graphic designers trapped in a corporate design world comes a fresh, thought-provoking and inspired series of work titled “Through the Looking Glass”.
On December 6, the design collective known as Three Blocks Left will launch their latest collection, which consists of a sequence of designs that explores the idea of perspective.
The trio consisting of Kylie Hannaford, Amelia O’Brick and Michelle Khourey have combined their artistic backgrounds of graphic design, visual arts and textiles to blur the lines between commercial graphic design and fine arts.
“Our concept focuses on the idea of how one individual artist’s perspective inspires and influences the next artist,” said Kylie Hannaford.
The work involves a collaborative process of taking each artist’s elements of inspiration – photographs, paintings and sketches, then passing them onto the next artist who, in turn reinterprets the ideas through their own eyes.
The result is a series of uniquely designed and crafted pieces utilising traditional artistic processes, combined with computer graphics and then further texturalised through stitching and hand manipulation.
“We work as a team to bounce ideas off one another and we’re really excited about the result. It’s inspiring to see all of our scribblings on pub coasters turn into such an elaborate series of work,” said Michelle Khourey.
This will be the second public exhibition of the works from Three Blocks Left and expands on their work first released in December 2005.
Exhibition Details:
What: Through the Looking Glass by Three Blocks Left
When:             6:30pm Wednesday 6th December – Saturday 9th December 2006
Where:            Canvas Gallery, Studio 47, 61-89 Buckingham St, Surry Hills
Further information/Media/Sponsorship contact Amellia O’Brick amellia@frescocreative.com.au 0438 267 941 – 9699 9993 (wk)