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321 Views | 1 Comments | 3 Articles | 5/27/2020 6:12:27 PM

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379 Views | 3 Comments | 1 Articles | 12/23/2020 7:44:08 PM

2012 I returned to Guilin, planning to go trekking for 3 days in the Longsheng rice terraces. By bus perhaps two hours to the park entrance. I left my luggage there with a shopkeeper, the one selling smoked rat, and set out uphill - and downhill, downhill and uphill. After two hours the following would-be guides had thinned to just one, for whom I stopped and told her with difficulty, in Mandarin which she roughly understood, that I planned to walk alone and had no need of a guide. Nonetheless she followed 100m behind for an hour, then came hurrying to catch me up and ask me to slow down, I was too fast for her 'zou de manxie ba, ni zou de tai kuaile'. It was November and cool, with dark approaching quite early, as I approached a steep climb she came hurrying up again, and told me she could introduce me to a hotel ... and then hurried on ahead. She led me into a ramshackle wooden zhuang building where they asked 700 yuan for the night, so I refrained from laughing, and explained I wanted to get to the top so I could set out early in the morning for morning sun on the rice terraces. She followed me closely and took me into a villagers house where four men were puffing away in the dark and I refused again, walking on till I found a family with children where someone would cook for me, 100 yuan for meal and bed. Read more…

1767 Views | 23 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/25/2020 12:25:23 AM

In view of the Corona Virus and what is currently going on in and around Wuhan it is difficult to say the words “Happy Chinese New Year Everyone”. How can this be a happy New Year with so many of our wonderful Chinese friends and family facing such a threatening and fast spreading disease? Read more…

2857 Views | 48 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…

1923 Views | 22 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…

1518 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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2052 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…

3452 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…

2871 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…

4053 Views | 12 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/28/2016 7:16:45 PM

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2224 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…

2954 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…

3857 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…

2654 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…

2556 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…

2511 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…

4068 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…

6258 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…

3759 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…

20338 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…

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