Chinese Women, Asian Women, Online Dating & Things Chinese and Asian
871 Views | 45 Comments | 1 Articles | 7/20/2018 9:33:53 AM

This article is a continuation from Part 2 of this series. It presents a random assortment of ideas flowing within a bubbling stream of consciousness concerning China and in fact, significant global issues generally. Once again, I ask that you please contain your excitement and despite your natural inclination, hold your approbation and applause. Thank you in advance. For those who were polite enough to stand, you may now please be seated. Read more…

586 Views | 20 Comments | 5 Articles | 7/12/2018 10:02:18 AM

After spending some time in the intriguing kingdom of China, here are some further random thoughts about the place. This article is a continuation from Part 1 of this series. Please try to contain your excitement. Hold any applause till later. Read more…

475 Views | 13 Comments | 4 Articles | 5/19/2018 2:16:57 PM

I've visited China five times and lived there for about a year teaching English.  With your cognisance, perhaps I can share a few reminiscences with you about it. Both good and bad. Warts 'n all. This article will in fact form part of a short series on this topic.  For the information of those who've heard so much about this mysterious kingdom but not yet had the opportunity to visit it.

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1181 Views | 9 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/23/2017 10:40:47 PM

Chinese customs seem to be going through a cultural change due to the huge generation gap between people who grew up in rural communities and their children who crave smartphones and other things their parents could never afford. Read more…

2146 Views | 28 Comments | 3 Articles | 5/1/2017 12:22:12 PM

Learned  people inherently knew there were three channels to learn wisdom. The first method was by pondering and reflection, that supposedly was the most noble way. But this was for people smarter than me who sat cross-legged in caves all day and ate nothing but lettuce leaves. Read more…

1818 Views | 18 Comments | 0 Articles | 10/25/2016 11:03:08 PM

For a Western man interested in Chinese dating, his becoming a member of CLM is as welcomed by many Chinese women as a portion of fried chicken is by the poorest people of Africa. Read more…

1881 Views | 12 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/28/2016 7:16:45 PM

“What do you mean?” I asked. Read more…

1388 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/21/2016 5:17:43 AM

Within just twelve hours of waking up from my nightmare, we had arrived at the entrance of the cave in Guilin just as the other visitors lined up and sank into its dark, shadowy mouth. We, too, with the other woman—who brought the tickets for us and whose name I didn't even know—queued in to be swallowed up and then expelled through another opening of the cave less than an hour later. Read more…

2119 Views | 16 Comments | 6 Articles | 2/3/2016 7:18:19 PM

Many of my male knuckle-dragging friends back home have asked me, “Cut the bullshit Barry, what do you really think of China?”.  Initially I only told them the good things, the exciting things, about the place. But as time went on, I realised this wasn't really doing them any good.  I now prefer complete honesty, giving them the whole story, both good and bad, so they can make a well informed decision as to whether to come here  - or more importantly, to work here  -  or not. Read more…

2456 Views | 13 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/12/2016 12:08:11 PM

The sudden noise that came from the small room was barely audible and didn't raise any alarm. It was only a dull, wood-on-wood thud. Lian only looked up for a moment and continued her work in the kitchen. Only Yan's scream a couple of seconds later made her jump in fear. Read more…

2013 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/12/2016 10:09:01 AM

Yan lowered her head and, wearily, looked at her dust-covered shoes as she followed a group of children. She was hungry and wanted to get home as soon as possible after school, but the fear of passing the group and being ridiculed by them settled her small feet into a steady plod. Read more…

1785 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/2/2015 1:42:00 PM

These are 7 rules for living that I spotted on 9gag.com.  They are all interesting rules, but the one that really caught my attention is Rule #2. Think about it. Read more…

1972 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/26/2014 1:50:40 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…

3163 Views | 11 Comments | 0 Articles | 7/8/2014 12:21:51 PM

Long time ago, I always wanted to write something down to memorize the days gone, also to cheer up my future life! I am very appreciated the CLM to give me the opportunity to open a blog here. Read more…

5084 Views | 10 Comments | 7 Articles | 6/29/2014 7:06:22 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…

3153 Views | 10 Comments | 5 Articles | 6/10/2014 8:17:09 PM

If you have been following the exploits of Barry and Tina then you may already have discovered many things about China that you never knew before. Gareths superb blog - "Red Flags When Dating Chinese Women" is another 'must-read' if you have not done so already. Read more…

16428 Views | 93 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/12/2014 2:05:43 PM

The last three days were flying way too fast because we were busy shopping. I wanted to buy something for my home, something Chinese.  So, I bought two wooden calligraphies, a small one and a big one. The big one was very expensive, but Lily bargained almost half of the price off. She was good at bargaining. Read more…

6187 Views | 24 Comments | 2 Articles | 2/17/2014 5:36:51 PM

February 14, 2014, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, is the Lantern Festival, and it coincides with the most romantic Valentine's Day in the west. When yuanxiao comes cross roses, how to spend these two festivals on the same day? And how will the impact spark the spirit of the eastern and western cultural differences? What are the history and customs that China's traditional Lantern Festival has? Read more…

2349 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/21/2013 9:39:53 AM
I am sure you have seen this before - that poor deranged foreigner in some location in Asia that has taken on just a little too much local colour (or maybe too much sun, or some other chemical stimulant) and has started to look like a parody! Read more…
2804 Views | 10 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/20/2013 8:49:48 PM
Polygamy has never been allied in China, even a long time ago, under the feudal system, there was also monogamous concubines, but under the law, this relationship was different from wife since a concubine in essentially unsupported in property and donation and their children not qualified to get too much wealth and heritage, but a wife's status was unshakable. This is actually I mentioned of the man's long-term strategies and short-term mating strategies. Read more…
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