1) Last night at the copy shop, I thought to ask if they could cut my copies in half. Turns out they have a nifty machine that can slice through stacks of 60 (or more) papers in a single swipe. When I think about all the class activities I've spent time snipping apart, I really wish I would have discovered this earlier.
2) When using Word on Chinese computers, I always had trouble reading the characters to get the exact font size I want. In class today, my students informed me that if you scroll down, you can see the actual numbers (12, 14, etc.). Huh.
3) I always thought it was almost impossible to get a round-trip train ticket in China. Usually tickets must be physically purchased in the city you will leave from. Just now, I was informed that the D-trains (fast trains) usually offer round trip tickets. This is indeed a wondrous discovery.
Often in China, you find yourself thinking, "There must be an easier way to do things!" Usually, no. But sometimes, yes!