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1137 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…

498 Views | 11 Comments | 0 Articles | 7/15/2018 6:28:16 AM

            For five centuries, China was the most powerful nation on Earth and poised to dominate the world.  Why didn't it?  Professor McNeill saw the answer in Chinese culture in general and Confucianism in particular.  Chinese iron production began to drop in the 13th century.  The same foundries that had been producing 30,000 tons of iron a year in the 11th century were barely producing 8,000 tons per year by 1260 and had ceased production altogether by 1736.  The Ming Dynasty forbade private merchants to engage in foreign trade in 1371, a ban that was not lifted until 1567 and by then the initiative had already been lost to the Portuguese.  In 1433, the Chinese navy stopped sailing into the Indian Ocean and in 1436 the Ming Dynasty issued a decree forbidding the construction of sea-going vessels. Read more…

862 Views | 6 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/28/2017 1:03:14 PM

The small shop was full of flowers every kind, in colors one could have never imagined of existing. Daffodils, tulips, lilies, gladiolas, carnations, orchids, and, of course, most people's favorite, roses were everywhere, on the floors, in fridges, on the walls, and in buckets. There was barely room for the customers to walk around. The flowers' scents filled up your nose with such a freshness that you could easily imagine standing in a meadow somewhere in the Alps, breathing in the essence of the virgin Earth. Read more…

2349 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…

2209 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…

2598 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…

2084 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…

2828 Views | 6 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/3/2016 12:42:42 AM

After all the fights on my "Are You a Player?" article, I still have some truculence left in me and want to talk about the same topic–SEX. John, I don't mean to start the Second CLM War here with this blog, but I feel that I need to talk about a problem that had been bugging me since I visited my current Chinese girlfriend for the first time. Read more…

2538 Views | 7 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/12/2014 12:01:09 PM

“You Can Heal Your Life” is a book related self-healing related with physical, mental and spiritual problems & written by Louise L. Hay. The author of this book has ever been with an unhappy past and a cancer patient. She cured herself on physical (disease) and mental pains through her own self-healing method. This is why she wrote this book and share with us on her own experience and learnings. Every disease is originally from some kind of mental or spiritual problem accumulation. Each of us is more or less with this or that kind of physical or mental or spiritual problem no matter if you accept it or not. Then we can more or less learn something from this book. Read more…

2690 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/2/2014 12:34:49 AM

Today is the lunar July 7th, Gregorian calendar on August 2, 2014, is our Chinese traditional Qi Xi Festival(七夕节). This day is now generally called Double Seventh day (also called Seven Skillful Festival, Beg skillful festival, Seven Sisters Born, namely double seventh lunar month) as the Chinese valentine's day. It is said that on this day, the magpies build a rainbow bridge in the sky to let cowherd and the fairy have their annual meeting. Cowherd and the fairy is one of the four greatest Chinese legends in ancient China, so the Double Seventh Day is famous. It seems to be the festival of all lovers but it's actually not. Read more…

3377 Views | 12 Comments | 1 Articles | 6/21/2014 6:39:20 AM

在中国,因为竞争日益激烈,男人为了他们眼中的成功需要付出更多的努力和时间,而女人为了缓解家庭的经济压力,也努力使自己变得更具竞争力,她们也要为此付出更多的精力和时间。许多人都追赶着别人的步伐生活着,为了购买更大的房子、更好的车子,把孩子送到最好的学校,为了明天更幸福的生活而透支现在,透支自己的健康和精力,包括透支整个社会的生活环境。最后男人和女人都会抱怨,为了家庭如此辛劳的付出,却再得不到对方的温柔对待。 Read more…

3223 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…

3042 Views | 11 Comments | 2 Articles | 4/12/2014 12:36:26 PM

We all want what is best for our kids as they grow up - we all want to do our best to give them a good start in life in order to make certain that they are strong enough and well-educated enough to stand on their own two feet long after we have departed this earth Read more…

2162 Views | 3 Comments | 2 Articles | 2/20/2014 3:19:51 PM

1.  Have you heard the old Chinese saying  -  sisters are like fat thighs, they stick together.  But Chinese brothers are like hungry mosquitoes, hard to find when you want them and rather irritating when you do. Read more…

2537 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/25/2013 1:27:27 PM
I was talking to my sister on VOIP the other day (she has lived in Hong Kong for 6 years) and I commented that I was feeling a bit of a headache coming on! She shot me back the only medical advice that you seem to get in China with any certainty, “drink more water, take more rest!”. You can be guaranteed that any ailment you may suffer from with have the first point of cure being those two things! Read more…
2380 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…
2686 Views | 1 Comments | 1 Articles | 4/2/2013 9:45:33 PM
三月二十四日,星期日,多云——大余湾,黄陂,PMP俱乐部 Read more…
2649 Views | 8 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/31/2013 12:49:18 AM

三月三日(星期天),晴—— 武汉东湖梅园,以及韭菜饺子 Read more…

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