Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mom


On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, my mother passed away after a long illness. SeniorESL will resume its regular schedule in the new year. Thank you.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chinese Adopt Western Holiday of Christmas



VOAVideo: Chinese Adopt Western Holiday of Christmas

Christmas is not a traditional Chinese holiday. But VOA's Stephanie Ho reports the brightly-colored lights of the season are attracting a growing number of Chinese fans, who say they like the idea of decorating and giving gifts.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Retirement Savings Rule 2: Plan for Your Future Goals and Needs



VOA Learning English Video: Retirement Savings Rule 2: Plan for Your Future Goals and Needs

Finance expert Sande Taylor says plan for 85 percent of your current costs ECONOMICS REPORT (read the story)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Retirement Savings Rule 1: Reduce Investment Risk as the Day Nears



VOA Learning English Video: Retirement Savings Rule 1: Reduce Investment Risk as the Day Nears

Advisor Pete D’Arruda says people nearing retirement should have a lot less of their savings at risk in stocks ECONOMICS REPORT (read the story)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

US Travel Industry Caters to Chinese Tourists



VOAVideo: US Travel Industry Caters to Chinese Tourists

More and more people from China are traveling abroad as tourists. The number is growing so fast that Hilton Hotels commissioned the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies to conduct a study on the new wave of Chinese tourists. The study prompted Hilton to tailor many of its hotels around the world for its guests from China. Elizabeth Lee reports from San Francisco and Los Angeles to explain why many Chinese want to travel abroad.