Monthly Archives: January 2008

Power Crazy

The other day while making breakfast, I blew the circuit that feeds my entire apartment for the simple reason that I had too many electrical appliances running at the same time. Partly this is because it’s winter so I had … Continue reading

Posted in Geek Central, Technical Stuff | 9 Comments

The Company Annual Dinner

Last night was my company’s annual dinner – all companies treat their employees to an end of (lunar) year party to reward them for their hard work and to celebrate the approaching new year spring festival. Like most staff, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, This is how we do it | 14 Comments

Taking A Wok On The Wild Side

People used to ask me why my father decided, back in the 1980s, to open a Chinese restaurant in the sleepy University town of Cambridge, even though our whole family was living in London at the time.  I would answer … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Current Affairs, Food, Travel | 3 Comments

Bored At Work : Update

Well my last post on this story was written without the benefit of seeing the actual footage. Now that I’ve seen it, the dialogue of the observers is even more hilarious, and I also have a better understanding of why … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Current Affairs, Sex in the city | 6 Comments

My Neighbour Has OCD

From the elevator lobby there is a door which leads to both my apartment and my neighbour’s. You open it and then you’ll see my front door straight ahead, and my neighbour’s to the right. In my opinion this door … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Arrrrggghhh! | 6 Comments

Strange But True

Pick up the China Daily any day of the week and you’ll find a host of bizarre stories from around the country. To prove my point, here are just a few from a recent copy: 1. On Wednesday, a couple … Continue reading

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Bored At Work

A couple were caught kissing at a Shanghai subway station last September by security cameras.  The images were recorded by staff at the station on a cell phone and circulated on the internet, raising issues on privacy.  The couple is … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Current Affairs, Love and romance, Sex in the city | 6 Comments

Heath Ledger RIP

Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot) 1979-2008. I’ve had the Brokeback Mountain DVD lying around for ages. It’s odd that it takes something like this, reading some of the tributes and praise from his peers, that will finally get me … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Entertainment | 3 Comments

Hardware vs Software, Part 2

I was at Maneo for Sunday brunch last weekend. The places is very well designed in white and the layout of the restaurant is perfect. It’s 150 rmb per person excluding drinks, but you can order whatever you want from … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Food | 16 Comments

Hardware vs Software, Part 1

Commentators often remark that China’s rapid “hardware” development is outpacing its software development. They’re not talking about computers and computer programs like Windows XP, they’re referring to infrastructure (such as new bridges, roads, buildings) and the people that use and … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Food | 3 Comments