Category Archives: Amusing

Snowman, with Chinese characteristics

Look what some vandals had done at the foot of the steps to my apartment building. And the lazy buggers couldn’t even be bothered to finish the body!

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The Company Annual Dinner

Last night was my company’s annual dinner – all companies treat their employees to an end of (lunar) year party to reward them for their hard work and to celebrate the approaching new year spring festival. Like most staff, I’ve … Continue reading

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Taking A Wok On The Wild Side

People used to ask me why my father decided, back in the 1980s, to open a Chinese restaurant in the sleepy University town of Cambridge, even though our whole family was living in London at the time.  I would answer … Continue reading

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Bored At Work : Update

Well my last post on this story was written without the benefit of seeing the actual footage. Now that I’ve seen it, the dialogue of the observers is even more hilarious, and I also have a better understanding of why … Continue reading

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My Neighbour Has OCD

From the elevator lobby there is a door which leads to both my apartment and my neighbour’s. You open it and then you’ll see my front door straight ahead, and my neighbour’s to the right. In my opinion this door … Continue reading

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Strange But True

Pick up the China Daily any day of the week and you’ll find a host of bizarre stories from around the country. To prove my point, here are just a few from a recent copy: 1. On Wednesday, a couple … Continue reading

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Bored At Work

A couple were caught kissing at a Shanghai subway station last September by security cameras.  The images were recorded by staff at the station on a cell phone and circulated on the internet, raising issues on privacy.  The couple is … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

So it’s Friday night and you’re stranded in a hotel room in Beijing due to fog in Shanghai. What is a guy to do with himself? Well let me see, I could purchase a compressed towel for 10 rmb, add … Continue reading

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The Art Of Conversation

I may have mentioned this before but it still makes me laugh so I’m going to mention it again. Starbucks is incredibly successful in China. It’s a true miracle how they managed to sell coffee to a nation of tea … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear Teacher Coming To China

Yes folks, Gillian Gibbons, dubbed the teddy bear teacher, is heading for China. She was recently charged and imprisoned (but spared 40 lashes) in the Sudan where she was teaching, for naming a teddy bear Mohamed! Let’s hope she has … Continue reading

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