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Self-proclaimed “American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”, a retired USA State Police Lieutenant with broad experience in SE Asia and China, David will focus on Online Obsessions and Real Relationships: Navigating Chinese/Western Cross Cultural Relationships. He'll share his and others experiences in internet dating, social networking and real life dating in China. Typically American, he will bring you the upside and downside of East/West relationships openly and directly. He hopes both genders can gain some useful knowledge from his blog as well as a few laughs.
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Use a Small Ball to Push a Big Ball Forward – China Passages

3454 Views | 3 Comments | 5 Articles | 2/14/2013 8:52:19 PM
Dr. Henry Kissinger made his first initial secret visit to China in July 1971 that was later followed by U.S. President Nixon’s historical visit to Beijing in February 1972. Thus began the long road to thawing Sino-US relations and restoring diplomatic ties in 1979. Maybe less publicized, or given more than a passing glance, by most Americans, Chinese or even the world, were two athletes’ worlds apart. They were largely responsible for making these historical visits possible through what was later coined “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”. Read more…

In a Coma: A Chinese Sleeping Culture? – Part II – A Need to Know Why

2905 Views | 1 Comments | 2 Articles | 2/10/2013 10:48:16 AM
Imagine just awakening from a long coma having been totally unaware of time and space. Now further imagine you’re inside your own home. You haven’t left home, turned on the television, computer or mobile phone, looked outside or talked to anyone since awakening. How would you know Spring Festival is approaching? Some of you might say; Of course, it’s fireworks! But, not so fast. Think again! Read more…

A Chinese Sleeping Culture? - Part I- A Need to Know Why

3949 Views | 9 Comments | 1 Articles | 2/1/2013 5:15:00 PM
November 4, 2012 marked the first anniversary of Andy Rooney’s death at the age of 92. As most North Americans know, Andy Rooney was a famous American World War II correspondent, journalist and later author, television essayist, broadcaster and commentator winning him an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Maybe those of my parent’s and later generations will most remember Andy for his long successful career with CBS News and his association with the popular 60 Minutes television show where his final appearance aired October 2, 2011. Read more…

Emerging from the Dark Shadows- Happy New Year!!

2718 Views | 7 Comments | 1 Articles | 1/3/2013 6:35:10 PM
First of all… Happy New Year to everyone at CLM! I’ve been quietly reading the Blogs here and only occasionally viewing and even contacting a few members of interest since my last Blog was published seven months ago. My sincere apologies to some of my loyal readers who prompted me to leave the dark shadows for a brief time to comment on others Blogs during my absence. Read more…

Cases of Two Foreigners in China- Good and Bad: Foreigners and Expats in China and Asia

5339 Views | 3 Comments | 3 Articles | 6/2/2012 8:18:57 PM
Maybe we can usually control our inherent urges and resist stereotyping and generalizing people regardless of domestic or foreign. However, let some publicized heinous, horrific, or barbaric act occur and the stereotyping, nationalism and/or xenophobia usually explode causing more problems. Read more…

The Chinese Borg: Foreigners and Expats in China and Asia

5066 Views | 8 Comments | 1 Articles | 5/27/2012 3:03:56 PM
My American friend Mr.T is a likeable and highly intelligent and educated man just north of sixty years old. He’s been in China about eight years and mostly taught English with a little IT work interspersed. Most of these years have been in Shenzhen. As I related earlier, I frequently talk to T multiple times weekly. T will frequently get “Down in the dumps” even when life in China was better for him. Why? Read more…

All Men are Created Equal?: Foreigners and Expats in China and Asia

5706 Views | 8 Comments | 2 Articles | 5/25/2012 1:25:33 AM
Maybe in the eyes of God all men are created equal, however, realistically that’s about where it ends. The stark reality is people worldwide usually, not always, remain in the social stratification they were born to. We all know and are fascinated with the “Rags to riches” stories of people who have come from nothing and “Made it big” with some innovative business idea or seemingly fantastic luck. Read more…

The Vending Machine Syndrome: Foreigners and Expats in China and Asia

3495 Views | 5 Comments | 2 Articles | 5/20/2012 4:31:02 PM
OK… OK… OK!!! I know! I understand! I get it! So PLEASE don’t jump my ass too hard on this mini-series, but it’s been long overdue for me to comment on the types of foreigners or expats living and/or working in China or Asia. Read more…

Suit Monkey- Part 2: Tales of the China White Monkey

11003 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/15/2012 1:27:11 AM
“What are you doing after Christmas?” inquired Amy. I wasn’t going back to the USA then in 2007, nor have I been back any Christmas, or any other time in five years. My curiosity was up since I had not spoken to her in months. Read more…

Trained Monkeys in China- Part 1: Tales of the China White Monkey

5730 Views | 10 Comments | 2 Articles | 1/2/2012 11:35:30 PM
Most everyone is familiar with the common jobs for foreigners in China such as teaching English in a private English training center or university, managerial or technical positions in a multinational company, owning export companies, etc. However, there are lesser known, somewhat clandestine jobs occasionally available for foreigners not often talked about… until now. Read more…
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