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Gareth is an Australian who has lived in JiangSu, SuZhou (Heaven on Earth) for a few years - he is a keen observer of the Chinese people, Chinese culture and the changes that are occurring in China at break-neck speed. He can often be found on his a nightly 'perch' in front of his bar in the famous Bar Street in Suzhou, talking to the locals in his bad Mandarin, teaching the 'flower-selling girls' English, eating street food and smiling at the local chengguan (neighbourhood police). Gareth also has several other businesses in China around Business and English training. His experiences have been varied and interesting and his years in China have taught him to be wary of promises but excited about prospects, not a bad situation to be in!
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Perils Of China: The UnderArm Selfie

3944 Views | 10 Comments | 2 Articles | 8/29/2014 2:37:59 PM

Well, it is an opportune time to bring out this little pearler, given the current discussion underway with the Feminism/Post-Feminism debate going on! Read more…

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Perils Of China: Electric Mosquito Tennis

2581 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/27/2014 3:48:38 PM

Luckily in China (unlike the rest of the world) you are allowed to create any cheap design of plastic and wire and electrify it! Read more…

Perils Of China: Plaza Dancing 险境中国:广场舞

6512 Views | 10 Comments | 7 Articles | 7/4/2014 2:41:36 PM

There is a little secret that happens at dusk in China that nobody wants you to talk about! Middle-aged and older ladies gather in hordes, sometimes with a dishevelled husband in tow, to meet together in synchronised shenanigans - the proverbial Plaza Dance.  Read more…

Perils of China: 3rd Date Marriage Proposal

5182 Views | 13 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/30/2014 10:16:02 AM

There is an assumption in China that if you are going to meet with a lady, and you both find each other 'suitable' then you are going to marry...sorry, this is how it is done in China! Read more…

Perils of China: 'In China...!'

6158 Views | 20 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/26/2014 3:37:35 PM

I have just passed a milestone in my life - I realised last week that I have lived one third of my life in China! Quite a shock really! To think that I have spent that amount of time in one place - and that place is so different from my home! Read more…

Perils of China: Red Flags When Dating Chinese Women

11162 Views | 50 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/9/2014 5:22:20 AM

Oh dear, with so much testosterone-fuelled aggression flying around these days on CLM, I am a bit in awe of the alpha-bears and the beta-koalas having all the limelight. Read more…

Perils of China - Grumpy Expat Syndrome

4835 Views | 18 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/21/2014 2:11:18 PM

The weather in Suzhou was unnaturally warm today and because of the rain yesterday, the sky was actually a greyish blue rather than it's typical yellow haze! My morning coffee was the first on my balcony for the year, luxuriating in the warmth. It quickly takes me back to my most recent 'trip', just a few weeks ago - out of China and into Northern Thailand... Read more…

Perils of China - Tour Groups

2762 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/22/2014 5:17:59 PM

The New Year holiday season in China is drawing to a close. At this time of the year the majority of Chinese people 'head home' to be with family and friends but increasing numbers are taking to self-organised travel and tour groups away from hometown as well, many believing there will be less crowds and fewer lines at the attractions at this time. Read more…

Perils Of China - Food Porn

6232 Views | 11 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/2/2014 4:06:15 PM

Ok, so I know recently I have posted some photos on the blog showing food, I want to validate it with the note ’for educational purposes only'. That is, it is important that readers can see different types of food before venturing to China! Read more…

Perils Of China: Dumb Dogma

3250 Views | 10 Comments | 2 Articles | 1/7/2014 5:22:47 AM

Ok, so most of you have heard about the pollution in China! You haven't, well, I'll just let you in on a little secret! That TV you watch, the computer you use every day, your shoes, probably your clothes down to your underclothes and probably about 90 percent of everything else you will look at in the next 10 years was manufactured in China! Read more…

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