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My China Trip - Day 22, Part 1 我的中国之行,第22天,第1部分    

By Barry Pittman
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#2015-02-23 17:18:56 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13002

"is that "Damsel in Distress" shirt utterly cool?"

You are quite correct, Anon13002. Tina's shirt is indeed much cooler than any of my clothes.

But then again, this shows you what a smart man I am. To hook up with a girl who's way more hip than me is a good move. I'm secretly hoping that sometime in the future, through Tina's influence, I'll also become a trend setter, adored by the admiring crowds of clamoring fahionista out there!

I can see it now. Barry and Tina, ambling slowly down the red carpet, surrounded by multiple cameramen and gorgeous lady reporters, all trying to get our attention and excitedly learn from us the secrets of how to be WAY COOL! (d):)(dance)8):)8):)(dance)(d)

#2015-02-23 18:13:52 by olayoil @olayoil

四川如此风景如画的地方, 中国那么多如此特色神秘的东方文明,
根本无法吸引博主的相机跟踪。

他的所拍 真是投射到 他的内心啊,看前面的帖子,写的啥呀。唉。。。。。

#2015-02-23 18:15:30 by olayoil @olayoil

第几次提到厕所了 ,亲?

#2015-02-23 22:38:25 by Barry1 @Barry1

@olayoil

"第几次提到厕所了 ,亲? Several references to toilets?"

Thank you for your comments, Olayoil.

If you read some of my previous blog articles, you will indeed find the occasional mention of a toilet. It is only because I have great difficulty in using them.

As for Sichuan province, it is indeed a lovely place. In fact, most of China is very lovely. Chinese people are also quite good looking and intelligent. This is why I hope to return later this year, my fourth trip there. :)


#2015-02-24 18:23:12 by anonymous13007 @anonymous13007

O你说的是啊!!成都有3500年历史的蜀国古都,市中心有四座千年古刹,四个公园,三处历史胜景(杜甫草堂、武候祠、宽窄巷子),两条河流常年川流不息。)钻到山旮旯里,同井底青蛙。所以,他写的东西也只有那样了,正常。感谢他的写字。写作文的基础水平... ...

#2015-02-24 19:50:42 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13007

成都有3500年历史的蜀国古都,市中心有四座千年古刹,四个公园,三处历史胜景
"There are 3,500 years of history of the ancient Shu Kingdom in Chengdu, four Millennium ancient temple downtown, four parks, three historical delights..."

Thank you for your comments and information of the ancient Shu Kingdom, Anon13007.

I completely agree with the general thrust of your words, concerning the marvelous history and beauty of this area. As I mentioned to @olayoil this is why I have a high respect and admiration for not only China but the Chinese people.

This is why I intend returning to China as soon as possible, that will be my fourth trip there.

Best wishes to you, Anon13007. (y)

#2015-02-25 21:45:42 by anonymous13027 @anonymous13027

B,Hello !
谢谢!
我只是想刺激你去中国更好的地方看看,因为你行程万里来到中国不容易。你是旅游和爱情双丰收,佩服你。
最好的祝福给你!

#2015-02-25 22:16:26 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13027

"我只是想刺激你去中国更好的地方看看,因为你行程万里来到中国不容易。你是旅游和爱情双丰收,佩服你 I just want to motivate you to go better in China, because you travel thousands of miles to China is not easy. You are traveling and love double harvest, admire you."

Thank you very much for your good hearted message, Anon13027.

I hope to be in China again before the middle of this year. It is such an interesting place to visit with so many wonderful people there.

Many thanks to you, my friend. :)(y)

#2015-03-01 17:31:51 by melcyan @melcyan

Hi Barry

You made a comment about “Neil Yaun” on a blog about Gareth Humphris. I am replying on your blog to avoid putting a non-memorial comment on Gareth's memorial blog. Your comment was not out of place there but I felt my reply to it there might have been.

I have previously read all of your posts on Neil's blogs and I have read Neil's blogs that were related to your comments. My partner has suggested several times that it would be good if I could teach in China. So for obvious reasons I was very interested in what Neil wrote.

Gareth's writing interested me for different reasons. Gareth was very focused on differences between the West and China and what makes China tick. Like you I have noticed many pieces of interesting writing on CLM by many different authors. Maybe it would be worthwhile to have a “Best of CLM” section on this site. There are some very good pieces of writing that rarely get viewed again. Maybe a top 10, 20 or 40 would mean that these good pieces of writing would not disappear from prominent view.

Cheers, melcyan.

#2015-03-02 15:17:56 by Barry1 @Barry1

@melcyan

"My partner has suggested several times that it would be good if I could teach in China"

Thanks for your response, Melcyan.

Your partner is correct. Teaching in China even if only for a year or two would be the experience of a lifetime.

In fact, this is what I intend to do in the next few months. I hope to be there by mid year. I've nearly completed an Advanced Diploma in TESOL that provides the rudiments on how to teach English to speakers of other languages. If you have a background in teaching, I'd suggest you wouldn't need to do this course.

The only other requirement for teaching in China is the possession of a University degree. I managed to gain a Bachelor of Science way back in the 1970s around the time that Edison invented the electric light bulb, so hopefully this is all I need as far as tertiary qualifications are concerned.

You also said,

"Maybe it would be worthwhile to have a “Best of CLM” section on this site. There are some very good pieces of writing that rarely get viewed again"

What a great idea, Melcyan. I would support this 100 per cent and as a far thinking person, I reckon John would also.

If one delves back into the mists of time and reads some articles by bloggers of years gone by, there are some real gems present. Finely written prose penned by good and intelligent writers. It's a shame all too often older yet quite incisive articles are slowly relegated to the CLM archives, rarely to be ever read again, except perhaps by a tiny minority.

I also have suggested to John that long term bloggers could perhaps give the personal contact details of a family member or close friend, so that if an active blogger suddenly and mysteriously disappears, the nominated person could in due course be discreetly contacted, in order to confirm the health and well being of the absent blogger.

Thanks for your thought provoking comment, Melcyan. (y)(clap)


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