Category Archives: Current Affairs

Bra Unhooking Competition

I thought this had to be worth a mention, especially since I just got back late last night from a trip to Guangdong province. A mall in Guangzhou held a competition to see if anyone could undo 8 bras in … Continue reading

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WoAi At The Expo (Part 2)

Next to the UK pavilion was the Dutch pavilion. It’s dubbed “happy street” and I guess the idea here was for it to be fun and not too serious. It was the only pavilion that wasn’t actually open when I … Continue reading

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WoAi At The Expo (Part 1)

The UK pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo Ow, ow, ow! That’s what I say every time I try to walk. My feet are in a very delicate state after 12 hours of walking the 5 square kilometre Expo site … Continue reading

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Expo Baby!

Well, after years of preparation, Shanghai is finally ready for the 2010 World Expo and guess who has a ticket for the opening day tomorrow! I haven’t been this excited since I went to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The … Continue reading

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Happy (English) National Day

Yes, today is Saint George’s Day, England’s national day, although it’s not really acknowledged as much as China’s national day which falls in October. In England we certainly don’t start wheeling out all our weapons and parade them down the … Continue reading

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That Stupid Volcano

Are there any readers who don’t know what I’m referring to? A friend who is stuck in London mentioned he was stuck for the 4th day in London and one of his friends asked “why?”! Yes, it’s the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano … Continue reading

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Hostelling At McDonalds Gone Wrong

hostelling at mcdonalds, originally uploaded by dingadingdang. Shanghai is by and large a very safe city. In all my years here I’ve never encountered any kind of violence or threatening behaviour, other than with taxi drivers that is! But of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is the 4th Sunday of Lent, which means (in Britain) it’s mother’s day. Lots of Brits living in China will forget because there’s no reminder of it here. I believe the Chinese follow the Americans and celebrate some time … Continue reading

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Avatar Banned?

Well actually, no, it has not been banned, but that is how the western media seem to be reporting this news. It appears that the 2D version is being withdrawn, but the 3D version is still going strong. Now riddle … Continue reading

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Akmal Shaikh, RIP

I was saddened to read that at 10.30am yesterday, China executed Briton Akmal Shaikh after he was caught with 4kg of heroin in his luggage as he entered China in 2007. The British government has angrily condemned the execution and … Continue reading

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