Category Archives: Current Affairs

She Drinks Hard For The Money

As we approach the Chinese / lunar new year, I was amused by this story of a boss making his staff drink for their year end bonuses. The more they were able to drink, the bigger their bonus. Men were … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Business, Current Affairs, This is how we do it | 4 Comments

Did Someone Say My Name?

Sorry about the long silence. What can I say, I am a busy man and the blog doesn’t really provide much reward these days. Even the comments are drying up which was just about the only remaining motivation to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Current Affairs, My Life | 9 Comments

How China’s High-Tech Workers Blow Off Steam

An interesting insight into how the people that make your iPhones spend their leisure time. Tucked behind an open construction site, “Through the Summer,” as the nightspot is known, had it all on a recent Saturday night — plastic whistles, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Nightlife | 2 Comments

Shanghai Woman Killed By Supermarket Trolley

Quite shocking freak accident in a Shanghai supermarket a few days ago that killed a 66 year old woman. If you’ve ever been shopping in Shanghai you’ll be familiar with these long escalators. Supermarket trolleys are magnetised, so once on … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 12 Comments

What, No Cheating?

I picked up my son at midday [from his exam]. He started crying. I asked him what was up and he said a teacher had frisked his body and taken his mobile phone from his underwear. I was furious and … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Current Affairs, This is how we do it | 4 Comments

Speak Mandarin Or No Job (At Body Shop)

I take it you’ve all read my latest food blog post regarding the amazing deals from M1NT Cellars? Okay then. Let’s get on with today’s I Love China post. I read that Zoe Churchman, a 19 year old English girl … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Britain, Business, Current Affairs | 9 Comments

24 Years Ago Today

How time flies … Many people, especially in HK, make a big thing about this every year. And of course, it was a big thing. But it was also 24 years ago, almost a quarter of a century. We criticise … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Current Affairs | 10 Comments

Oh China, Why Can’t You Be More Like Singapore

I’m back in Singapore once again after a break of 2 years and I have to say, even more than usual, it’s great to escape from Shanghai. Two years ago, there was no bird flu worry about and pollution was … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Current Affairs, Food, My Life, Travel | 9 Comments

The Chinese Victims Of The Boston Bombings

I haven’t mentioned the tragic events in Boston last week, but the links with China are stronger than you might think. One of the 3 killed from the bombs was a Chinese student, Lu Mingzi, from the north eastern city … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 2 Comments

How Not To Get Killed In A Shanghai Taxi

Another example of crazy Chinese logic. Authorities (meaning some brainless official) have demanded that advertising video screens should be removed from taxis in Shanghai after a woman was severely injured when her face smashed in to one of the screens … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Current Affairs | 7 Comments