Monthly Archives: January 2007

In the event of a nuclear attack …

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted something. It’s not like I am short of material. Trust me, every minute of every day presents a multitude of blog material. So okay, I’m being lazy and I see no reason … Continue reading

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How many does it take?

I ordered coffee from Starbucks yesterday during a meeting. Three guys showed up to deliver about 8 cups. Fair enough I suppose, eight cups can be quite heavy! Today I ordered just 4 cups and guess what – yes, the … Continue reading

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How much change?

I mentioned on my old blog site how some shop assistants have trouble even with basic arithmetic, the most extreme case being a CRC supermarket in Beijing where the total was 95 RMB, I gave her 100 and she got … Continue reading

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Killing me with politeness

The first few days in England are always a bit odd after living in China. Another blogger called it reverse culture shock and I think that’s a great description. The biggest adjustment is how polite everyone is in London. I … Continue reading

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