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675 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…

467 Views | 14 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/27/2018 11:12:27 PM

On my last day in China, in appreciation of my help in the gym, Mandy invited us for dinner at the restaurant she worked at. After two weeks of dieting, my wife was exuberant. Not just because she could eat anything, but because the place was so fancy.  Read more…

973 Views | 35 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/27/2018 9:31:31 PM

The Shouting Boy

So I turned to my wife and asked, “Did you hear that shout?”

“What shout?” she asked, sleepy-eyed.

It was Sunday morning in Shenzhen. The streets were quiet, nearly without traffic, cars and pedestrians alike. My wife and I were already up and on our way to the gym. I was very much jet-lagged and about to convince myself that the airplane engines were somehow still roaring in my ears, when there it was again—a bawl. This time, it got my wife's attention as well. Read more…

851 Views | 28 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/5/2018 12:36:35 PM

Many of you familiar with the blogs and forum know that I’m a Christian through the various comments I’ve made there, and the debates I’ve entered into concerning climate change, apologetics, politics, macro-evolution, comparative cultures, US History, Chinese culture, worldviews, religion, and homosexuality.  I’m a Christ-follower who used to be a religious person. I attended church and embraced a New Age/Buddhist/Hindu worldview. I came to trust and follow Jesus while a Senior in High School. Read more…

943 Views | 5 Comments | 0 Articles | 10/21/2017 9:06:13 PM

My best mate, of more than 20 years, moved to Australia about 9 years ago. He and his wife have just returned from their first trip abroad. Their desination - Bali. Read more…

1150 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…

1136 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/5/2016 10:42:17 AM

There are many things that we westerners complain about in China, the 'Bean-Can-Man'; those that pay homage to the 'Flob God'; people walking on roads and driving on the pavement; the apparent lack of common sense; even the education system that is often more akin to palliative care than it is to teaching. Read more…

2123 Views | 13 Comments | 0 Articles | 7/26/2016 12:38:42 PM

I was already thinking of throwing a "doing business in China" oriented blog in here, and then a friend sent me this and I decided that this was more to the point than what I had planned on writing. You need to pay very careful attention to this because there is an important point here that everyone planning to start doing business in China or with Chinese businessmen must understand. It is also relevant often enough in negotiating your future with the Chinese woman you are dating and considering as your life partner. Read more…

2612 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…

1047 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 1/29/2016 8:08:15 AM

"We've got 5000 years of culture and history" tends to be the stock answer when the question including 'why' is asked in China . 'So what ? Australian aboriginals have 40,000 years of history, does that make them better than anyone else?"... Read more…

4498 Views | 38 Comments | 8 Articles | 12/5/2015 1:26:54 PM

令人遗憾的是文章不能翻译成中文。 Read more…

1807 Views | 12 Comments | 6 Articles | 12/3/2015 11:33:14 AM

Three months had now passed since arriving in China in early September 2015.  The first month had been a period of settling in. The second month had been a period of gradual familiarisation with day to day activity.  The third month had given me time to pause and reflect more fully on my situation.  What were my honest feelings about China, whether teaching or otherwise? Read more…

1305 Views | 9 Comments | 0 Articles | 10/26/2015 9:49:37 AM

~~Moving to any country to live and work can often lead a person into some kind of ‘culture-shock’, and China is no exception. They have some strange and wonderful cultures and traditions, many that always make me smile. One such culture is the lunch at 11.30 (or noon) and dinner at 6pm Read more…

1428 Views | 6 Comments | 7 Articles | 11/7/2015 11:03:29 PM

I blinked but I couldn’t believe it.  But Ted (a foreign teacher like me) was correct.  Close to our university, attached to the side of the house just outside of a window was a dirty bird cage.  Inside the bird cage was a dog. Read more…

3554 Views | 11 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/16/2015 10:01:37 PM

I never met Gareth. In person, that is. I knew him, as most of you reading this will, through his writings. But that is not an inconsequential way to get to know someone. Indeed, most writers will tell you that this is their preferred way of interacting with the world. Read more…

3046 Views | 5 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/27/2015 8:43:22 AM

It seems so tragic to be announcing this funeral so early in a good man's life. There are men one might say of, "Died at 46 years you say? Oh, well, no great loss to the world." But Gareth was not such a man, he was not among that number! Gareth has given us much of himself, and yet he had so much more to give. Read more…

8365 Views | 36 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/24/2015 6:15:11 PM

This is, without any doubt, the most difficult thing I have had to do since we started ChinaLoveMatch.net.  I am so sorry to have to report to everyone, especially those of you have been with us for a long time, that our close compatriot and much read and admired blogger, Gareth Humphris, has passed away.  This sad news was reported to me this evening by Paul Fox, who had tried to contact Gareth by phone, only to have Gareth’s sister answer the call. She advised him of Gareth’s passing. Read more…

7547 Views | 32 Comments | 8 Articles | 1/11/2015 4:16:01 PM

Day 22 dawned.  I couldn’t believe how quickly time was passing.  It seemed like I’d arrived in China just a few days or so previously, but the facts were the facts.  I was entering my fourth week here, like it or not.  I felt a vague yet quite genuine sense of sadness that I'd have to be leaving China soon.  I’d felt immensely happy here and inwardly vowed that I would return, though I knew that due to work and other pressures back in Australia, this probably wouldn’t be as soon as I’d like. Read more…

25848 Views | 132 Comments | 0 Articles | 9/18/2014 5:42:56 PM

In October 2012 after my visit of H in Germany, he cut the connection clearly, I didn’t hear one word from him afterword. The following winter of that year was long and cold, and I was lonely and desperate. The phone call from my parents every week turned into sighs and suffocative silence from urging and questions because I was still not married, the looks from the eyes of my friends and colleagues in the weddings of any other who were younger than me turned into pity and sorry instead of direct joking of before, Zoe, when will be yours? Read more…

2010 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…

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