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633 Views | 5 Comments | 4 Articles | 4/5/2017 7:27:21 AM

Thanks to China’s rapid economic growth, the culture shock you are likely to experience in China's cities is much more subtle than in rural areas. Read more…

891 Views | 8 Comments | 3 Articles | 5/16/2016 12:24:23 AM

I once interviewed a Chinese poet who made an interesting, probably inaccurate, but ultimately insightful claim about intercultural relationships.  Asked why the number of Chinese men who dated western women was relatively small compared to the number of Chinese women who dated western men, he replied in one word: breakfast.  Chinese men had a clear idea of what they wanted for the first meal of the day (and for every other meal as well) and were not interested in the compromise, negotiation, or god forbid change, in dietary habits that a relationship with a western woman would entail. While we in the West obsess about appearances or fret about emotional compatibility, the Chinese mind, as is its nature, focuses on a practical, earthy, and ultimately much more relevant issue. Looks fade and disagreements are inevitable; but meals are forever, a permanent part of the marriage landscape. Read more…

1825 Views | 27 Comments | 8 Articles | 2/21/2016 1:30:42 PM

After four memorable trips and going on a year or so of living in China - ranging from extreme urban areas such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou through to the rural regions of Sichuan Province  -  I feel reasonably qualified to present a few random recollections and experiences of China. Those with a low boredom threshold please stop reading now.  Those idiots, fools and persons of low character, please also stop reading now.  This series of articles is intended only for the intelligentsia amongst us.  Read more…

710 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/14/2015 11:46:08 PM

I totally defy anyone who has already BEEN to China to deny that it has to be one of the most amazingly diverse countries on the planet. It may not be to everyone’s ‘taste’ but the word ‘diversity’ itself, must have been coined here. Read more…

2014 Views | 13 Comments | 7 Articles | 12/4/2014 3:44:39 PM

It’s approaching one year since Gareth Humphris posted his ‘Perils of China’ blog – “Food Porn”.  I laughed out loud as I read it because as a WeiXin user myself (WeChat), I am also constantly bombarded with pictures of food from friends and contacts on WeiXin (WeChat) Read more…

7152 Views | 52 Comments | 8 Articles | 10/19/2014 9:03:17 AM

Day 21 in China dawned – I couldn’t believe how quickly time was passing.  I’d been here three weeks already yet it felt closer to just half this time.  My return home to Brisbane was inexorably drawing closer, I was already feeling subtle pangs of regret knowing I’d have to leave this fascinating country soon.  Why does time invariably pass by so quickly when you’re having fun?  Yet pass by so slowly when you’re not! Read more…

2163 Views | 8 Comments | 1 Articles | 9/16/2014 3:36:59 PM

When I read about John's mooncake/pancake challenge I really contemplated if I should do it or not. I was sure about doing a terrible job if I had to do the traditional Chinese mooncake, but Canadian pancake sounded much easier to me.  Read more…

2779 Views | 20 Comments | 3 Articles | 9/16/2014 12:50:32 PM

After I wrote an impulse comment on the mooncake CLM forum, that I can make a "Red and White Pudding Mooncake" with silly ingredients, I was stucked.  Read more…

3707 Views | 20 Comments | 8 Articles | 7/19/2014 1:53:11 PM

By late afternoon in the glorious Jiuzhougou Valley, Tina and I were almost by ourselves – and still moving downwards at a good clip.  All the casual sightseers had disappeared.  Great stuff!  We had the walkways almost to ourselves. Up to around lunchtime they'd been somewhat bustling, but as the afternoon dissipated, so did the crowds. After hiking up Mt Emei previously and doing plenty of two and three hour daily hikes since then, Tina and I were in peak physical condition.  The long miles we walked were a breeze, it wasn’t until after about ten hours that either of us started feeling a bit enervated. Read more…

4924 Views | 30 Comments | 8 Articles | 7/11/2014 2:43:00 PM

Tina woke me at 6.30am.  I was still weary from the big eleven hour hike we’d done the day before.  Dog tired, if the truth be known. Read more…

4454 Views | 26 Comments | 5 Articles | 6/15/2014 1:02:54 PM

小的时候,我们家人总喜欢聚在一起做各种各样的好吃的,那是一段非常美好的时光,饺子更是我们常做的食品。我的父亲还喜欢把面团捏成各种小动物造型以博取孩子们的开心一笑。 Read more…

2845 Views | 12 Comments | 2 Articles | 5/11/2014 10:56:24 AM

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Read more…

1848 Views | 10 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/30/2014 3:32:07 PM

Sunday.... the only day of the week that many Chinese people have to rest, play, shop and just chill out. Little wonder then that shops and markets are buzzing as throngs of people enjoy their leisure time Read more…

6735 Views | 35 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/26/2014 2:57:48 PM

The next morning after my shower Sally called me and said, she was going to pick me up with Lily and after we go for breakfast together. And there it was again, eating so much good food for breakfast, but I liked it. I told them after breakfast though, if I was going to eat like this every morning I would be a fat man soon and Lily wouldn't like me anymore. They both smiled. Read more…

5031 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…

3540 Views | 12 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/16/2014 2:20:35 PM

I got through easily with the paper work in Shenzhen. I just had to claim my bags and then I would be ready to meet them. My heart was pounding fast as I was walking towards the lobby. I saw Sally first and then Lily standing beside her. She looked very tiny, wearing a half coat, her long hair was loosen. She was looking at me with interest, but without any smile, unlike me who was smiling from the moment I saw them. I greeted these two Chinese women I had come so far to meet, and hugged both of them. They thanked me for my hugs. Read more…

2590 Views | 15 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/30/2013 1:13:33 PM

Since the dawn of time when man sent his woman to the local takeaway on a Saturday night for deep fried Dodo and chips, the subject of women's beauty has long been a somewhat topical discussion for the discerning male. In the same way as "one man's meat is another man's poison", your idea of a beautiful woman may not match mine, and vice versa... Read more…

4528 Views | 11 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/31/2014 9:01:25 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…

4179 Views | 16 Comments | 6 Articles | 1/22/2014 12:00:07 PM

As a native of Hubei Province, I love my city Wuhan and the places nearby.  There are many amazing places in the Northwest of Hubei.  I like to explore these places on my vacation. The more places I explore, the more I love my hometown and the culture here. Every day I watch TV in the train on my way to work and there is always the advertising word “大江大湖大武汉” – “large River, large Lake, large Wuhan”.   It really puts a smile on my face when I hear it.  Even though we can’t see the clean blue sky every day, or the clean streets as shown on TV, but we believe our city will get better with all of our efforts.  Read more…

6510 Views | 20 Comments | 0 Articles | 7/25/2013 5:03:33 PM
Staying at home later on and watched a movie, meanwhile waiting for H to come from work. He bought things to eat on the way home, typical German cold dishes. I was not hungry at all after a big pizza at noon, so he would not bother making himself things to eat either. Read more…
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