Category Archives: This is how we do it

Dating The Chinese Way

A friend recently went on a blind date in Beijing. Arriving at the coffee shop, he found not only the girl but her mother, too. Within minutes she bombarded him with questions: What does he earn? Where did he study? … Continue reading

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Be My Chinese Valentine

If you’re in trouble for forgetting Valentine’s Day a few months ago, you have a chance to redeem yourself because tomorrow is Chinese Valentines Day or Qixi festival as it’s called, falling on the 7th day of the 7th month … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Dependency

I’m still trying to solve the security issue, but as I’m an effective multi-tasker, I thought I’d add a new post, one that has been simmering now for years. It’s about people’s dependency on mobile phones which in my view … Continue reading

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Gravity Defying Plastic

Empty plastic bottles for recycling. How they don’t all fall to the ground I’ll never know. It reminds me of how some people used to perfect the art of getting as much salad as possible in a small bowl at … Continue reading

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Shanghai Through Fresh Eyes

My little brother and his friend Ben are visiting for two weeks, which is why the posts have dried up (again). It’s been full on nightlife action from the moment they landed last Friday, in a desperate attempt to cover … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Many local businesses think that using a western sounding name is all it takes to be a hit. And maybe it works with some of the locals searching for some European sophistication but don’t know any better. Croissants de France … Continue reading

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Oh My Lady Gaga!

I know many of you tune in to this blog to keep your finger on the pulse of all the latest trends in China. If you want to be trendy, it’s not just about drinking cocktails at the hippest places … Continue reading

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Living Together In The Locust World

Well, this has been on the edges of my radar for a while but I’ve only just started paying serious attention. It seems the tension has been slowly rising between Hong Kong residents in the former British colony and mainland … Continue reading

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Good Service From Good Service?

The way Chinese companies approach their names is quite different to western companies. Or at least I think so. I got an email from a company that delivers grocery products ordered over the internet and the company is called, wait … Continue reading

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New Year Rent Boys

Quite a few of my friends have just returned from the new year break, having accompanied their girlfriends back to the home town to celebrate the new year with the family. But not every girl is lucky enough to find … Continue reading

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