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341 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/14/2017 3:17:49 PM

The more I read about the Chiang Mai company, the better it got. It was owned and operated by an American guy. I know that in itself did not prevent being ripped off but there was something reassuring about dealing with him. I did not relish spending money on a car with a Thai dealership. That isn’t a racist sentiment. It is a fact. There are too many cross cultural issues and the language barrier in dealing with Thai businesses.  Besides, I was looking for a used vehicle. If it had been otherwise, then I would have trusted the Thai main dealerships to buy a new car. Warranties are warranties, right? Read more…

942 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 5/19/2017 9:08:49 PM

Nelson Mandela apparently said words to the effect of - 'There's nothing like going back to a place that's never changed in order to realise how much you have altered' Read more…

707 Views | 14 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/6/2017 1:39:48 PM

The rest of the remaining month soon passed. Why do happy times seem fleeting? Yet, bad times seem to linger. I had to make plans to leave the villa in Kanchanaburi. Noi and I both knew the time was fast approaching for me to fly back to England. She understood the reasons why I had to leave. I assured her I would return as quickly as possible. Certainly, once I had attended to outstanding business back there. Read more…

537 Views | 5 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/10/2016 9:01:46 PM

So Yong wanted flowers. Usually this is one of her easier requests of her life in the West to fulfill. Certainly much easier than her request for “real” Chinese food, which requires a seventy-mile trip to Chicago’s Chinatown. Read more…

807 Views | 5 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/5/2016 5:16:43 PM

The remainder of the day took in all the sights of the southern end of Phuket island. Che drove us to the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Rawai Beach. It was a pleasant and memorable day out. The only drawback was that it was difficult to talk to Noi one on one when surrounded by her friends and the kids. I guess this was a part of Asian dating culture. She appeared to be happy so that made me happy too. Read more…

838 Views | 5 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/23/2016 5:41:41 PM

There are some, many or numerous foreigners who often make an interesting comment about Chinese people and their social behavior or thinking .  I have heard (and in the beginning years of living with Chinese I also used the same comment ... ) -- Chinese have no logic!!  In other words, these foreigners assert that Chinese social behavior is devoid of rational logical thinking ... So, I am going to write more than enough blog posts to consider this assumption .   Read more…

587 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/29/2016 1:33:28 PM

I recently told a really good Chinese friend of mine ..  maybe one of the myriad of reasons for the misunderstandings between Chinese and Westerners belong to Ethnocentric social behavior on both sides of the proverbial fence.   Read more…

729 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/23/2016 12:17:55 PM

I have received enough suggestions ... I write too much and too long and with too much fluff....  Hopefully this is better .. Read more…

563 Views | 1 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/23/2016 10:54:36 AM

Recently, I noticed a new member into a Wechat group asking for help ...  She complained about Chinese doctors (actually most likely complained about one Chinese doctor).  This situation has polarized both Chinese and foreigners.  Both sides screaming at each other more or less about the "dirty" things they experience from each other. In my thinking it is very easy to "dig up" enough "dirt" on either side .  Instead, I usually ignore such incidents.   Read more…

845 Views | 16 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/14/2016 11:51:09 PM

What is culture?  What is "face"?  Is it relevant for intercultural communication?  With Globalization making the World seemingly smaller and smaller is there any differences between Cultures now?  The notions of face and self-image are considered universal characteristics, and yet they are conceptualized differently from one culture to another, depending on the underlying cultural values and beliefs. What do you consider to be a major aspect of the intercultural communication between you and Chinese?  Do you believe Chinese are inscrutable?  Do Chinese believe Westerners are "too open"?  People and things are increasingly out of place’especially due to easier travel from many countries to China and vice versa. But at the same time, we are discovering that the most heavily policed frontiers are not physical but linguistic and cultural. Read more…

836 Views | 8 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/18/2016 4:43:01 PM

This blog post I wrote ... before John accepted me to write a blog.  Actually after reading more blogs and comments I wish to revise and edit this lengthy rambling blog post.  I am worried and concerned that many Chinese members can not easily understand it .  However, I feel frustrated with how some foreigners seem to have a habit of complaining about living in China.  So I will share this ... hopefully those who view and read this blog post will understand -- this was my way to deal with my frustration with those who have complain about living in China.  Thank you for your patience and consideration.   Read more…

1791 Views | 27 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/12/2016 3:07:38 PM

My first blog will be my first experience in Taiwan ... and my goals for blogging will be .. Read more…

859 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/1/2016 12:43:02 AM

We had a fuzzy end to the year as a few of the bloggers (myself included) went to war. And a few members chipped in. Luckily sanity prevailed and everything settled on a good note. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise as it maybe reminded us in the end that there are many things more important for us to spend our time and efforts on than whether or not a blogger’s choice of topics or writing style suits us. All the people who contributed to those few days of folly are good people with good intentions, so it shows how easily we can lose our common sense and do silly things or fail to do the right thing as a result. Read more…

3595 Views | 48 Comments | 1 Articles | 12/7/2015 7:17:05 PM

“Barry, I love you.”  Tina whispered gently into my ear. “Please never doubt this.”    Read more…

1455 Views | 15 Comments | 5 Articles | 10/8/2015 6:44:45 AM

I have been in the States for almost two months now as a visiting scholar; there is nothing relevant I could share with you guys until I attended a special lecture on sex and relationship education for women. Now I would like to share with you some of it and what do I feel about it: Read more…

2876 Views | 26 Comments | 4 Articles | 9/27/2015 7:11:30 PM

A happy pig, and painful Socrates, what differences are there between them? A pig is happy, in human’s opinion, it only means the happy in the body. Perhaps, the difference between human and animals is the awakening of self-consciousness.  The awakening of self-consciousness is not equal to a blind pursuit of freedom, the light of blind pursuit of freedom is not human glory, where there is no yourself, but your pursuit; without knowing who you are, how could you make sense of self-awareness? Read more…

1077 Views | 7 Comments | 0 Articles | 9/13/2015 4:08:53 AM

我们一路上谈笑风声,转眼就到了我们要去的的学校了,我们到学校时正好是下课时间,小孩子们见我们走进校圆,个个都飞奔向我们跑过来,围着我们看着我的客人,我开玩笑的对迈克说:“迈克,你看,小孩子们把你当外星人来看了,要不他们怎么那么好奇的围着你们转呢。"  迈克听我这么说后哈哈大笑,我开玩笑的对小孩子们说:“小朋友,你们觉得他们帅吗?”小孩子们都异口同声的说:“好帅哦。” 我又说:”那你们喜欢他们吗?" 小孩子们又异口同声而且更大声的说:”喜欢。" 我说 : "那你们拍拍手欢迊他们好吗?" 这时小孩们更开心了,不停的拍手叫好,他们个个挤上来争着和客人照相,最好玩的是小孩子们都围着客人让客人给他们签名,我又开玩笑的对迈克说: " 天啊! 迈克!你看.他们把你们当成名星或名人来来看了." 迈克听我这么说更哈哈大笑了. Read more…

2495 Views | 22 Comments | 3 Articles | 8/23/2015 3:25:05 AM

I finally passed the test and got my full licence. “Now you passed the test. You can renew your unrestricted licence for one, three, five or ten years. Which do you want?” the tester asked. “I choose ten years.” Without any hesitation, I answered and smiled to my love. “Ten years! Good.” He smiled and paid. Read more…

1251 Views | 1 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/16/2015 12:33:18 PM

    I stepped closer. I didn't know the other girl, but I saw right away she was in bad shape. Read more…

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