Category Archives: This is how we do it

WoAi Goes Postal

I got a notice last month about a failed attempt to deliver a letter to me at my apartment. But being the busy young workaholic executive that I am (with of course a healthy social calendar), I only just managed … Continue reading

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Constant Concert Chitter Chatters

I really feel for the singer who walked out of his solo concert in Shanghai after people in the audience would not stop chatting during his performance. Shen Yang, winner of the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World award … Continue reading

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No Deed, No Dates

I enjoyed reading this article from the NY Times the other day. It’s nothing new. We’ve discussed this phenomenon a few times here about how many Chinese girls (yes, yes, I know, not ALL) will refuse to marry someone who … Continue reading

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Guide To Dating Chinese Girls

I found this very amusing and fairly accurate post about Chinese dating culture which should be of particular interest to westerners who are currently enjoying the life of Reilly here in China. Consequently, no matter how average or even well … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s 3rd Apple Store Opens

I don’t know about you guys, but this has been an exhausting, stressful blogging week so today I’m keeping it light hearted and steering away from controversy (for one more day at least). News just in, Apple has just opened … Continue reading

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The End, Finally

I was going to talk about the UK version of the Grammy’s – The Brits – but I realise there’s been far too much music news this week. So I’ll just say congratulations to Take That for winning best British … Continue reading

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Boyfriend Hire Inflation

I haven’t written about this for a couple of years so I thought I’d bring it up again for the newer readers. Basically, many young Chinese are under severe pressure from their parents to find a husband or wife and … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Rabbit

As I explained yesterday, midnight on new years eve is really spectacular. Here’s a video clip for those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be in China for the celebrations. It was taken from Balticninja’s 15th floor apartment in … Continue reading

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WoAi’s Guide To Lunar New Year

It’s a 7 day holiday in China starting today, and it’s a time for family reunions and gatherings, so if you’re stuck here like I am and do not have family, it’s actually not the most exciting time of year. … Continue reading

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Quarterly Passes

I’m always fascinated by how different people have different kinds of relationships. Quite a few of my friends have to go through lengthy negotiations with their wives or girlfriends if they want to have a few drinks with their friends … Continue reading

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