Category Archives: This is how we do it

Back To Life

Well, my week of doing absolutely nothing has flown by. I am ashamed to admit I spent most of the time sitting on my sofa catching up on a few TV shows (Boardwalk Empire season two is highly recommended, especially … Continue reading

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Enter The Dragon

And so here we are, the final half hour of the rabbit year with the year of the dragon waiting in the wings to take over. The Pearl TV Tower has turned red, like a Chinese lantern, to mark the … Continue reading

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A Nice Cold One

I was in a bit of a hurry rushing between meetings so I only had time to grab a Subway sandwich (Seafood Sensation if you’re curious) and stopped by 7-11 to pick up a couple of cans of Coke Zero … Continue reading

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The Not So Good Samaritans

I’ve debated for days whether to bring up the story of Yue Yue, but it seems hard to write a blog about life in China and then to ignore this tragic story, just like the people who ignored her in … Continue reading

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Voucher Pile Up

I’ve said it many times, but it’s worth repeating – China would be a dangerous to the rest of the world if it ever became efficient. Luckily, that day is still a long way off thanks to endless examples of … Continue reading

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People Sea

This is a photo from an indoor salt water swimming pool in Sichuan’s Daying county, taken last weekend. It’s been dubbed China’s dead sea. No the people aren’t dead, it’s a reference to the Dead Sea in the middle east … Continue reading

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Hyatt, Yes, Grand, Not So Much

The hardware vs software issue comes up all the time in China. Shanghai probably has the best examples of this and being out for drinks the other night at the Grand Hyatt really illustrated this perfectly. For those of you … Continue reading

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Death Or Dirty Shirts?

More China experiences is what you’ve asked for so this is what you’re going to get! I got in to a taxi to go to work (well actually, to go to the British consulate but more on that another time) … Continue reading

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The Gao Kao

Gosh I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already and I haven’t made even one post. Work continues to bog me down, although next week should be (slightly) better. Where do I start? Firstly I have to say how happy I … Continue reading

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Bank (Of China) Holiday

Bad news for Bank Of China customers courtesy of loyal blog reader Kim C. It seems they are upgrading their systems which will affect certain branches in the next few days, but worse, from 3rd to 6th June, there will … Continue reading

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