Monthly Archives: August 2010

City Of God, Oops I Mean Dog

I may have mentioned before my work involves statistics, which is why I am always interested when I read about some interesting statistics related to China. The numbers here are staggering and mind boggling and that’s why it’s so interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 11 Comments

Smash And Grab

I recently posted about the excessive force used by a Chinese police officer against a man holding a young girl at knife point in Guangzhou. There was much debate about the incident and so I thought readers might be interested … Continue reading

Posted in Britain | 7 Comments

I Want One. So What Does It Do?

I’ve heard some amusing stories about people’s experiences of the iPad in China. It does appear that many Chinese consumers want one, but they aren’t really sure why. In fact, they don’t seem to even know what it does! Not … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Current Affairs, Geek Central | 24 Comments

Tom Carter @ Glamour Bar

Photographer Tom Carter will be showing his photographs and telling stories of his epic tour of China at Glamour Bar this Sunday, 8th August at 4pm. As a keen photographer myself, I will be there too, but out of respect … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Travel | 8 Comments

Peace Returns To Glory

The iconic Peace Hotel in Shanghai opened in the late 1920s (then called the Cathay Hotel) and like Hamilton House and the Metropole Hotel (both on Fuzhou Lu), the Peace Hotel was built by British property tycoon Sir Victor Sassoon, … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Food, Travel | Tagged | 8 Comments

Vintage WoAi – Christmas 1978

Some of you have been following my blog for a few years, but I’ve actually been “blogging” since the 1970s. No seriously, here’s an entry from Christmas Day 1978 which astonishingly was almost 32 years ago! My Christmas presents were … Continue reading

Posted in My Life | 13 Comments