Category Archives: Living in China

Clive, Phil, Walter and Francis–Experts All

Are we nothing more than Sirs Walter “Have a smoke!” Raleigh (1552-1618) and Francis “Armada, Schmarmada!” Drake (1545-1596), distant relatives and budding seeds of what was to become the British Empire which opened the doors to “experthood” for the rest of us?

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Nuke China! But not while I’m here.

Then somebody brought up the fact that the US dollar is smaller than the Canadian dollar, which, I guess, is tangentially pertinent to the Dalai Lama’s visit, and this diversion from China to Canada elicited this remark: “I’m an American living in Canada for past 5 years. If it’s ANYTHING American..they dont want us. These people are some of the most rude, arrogant and backwards people on the planet..they just have everyone else fooled with their friendly smiles when they come down to the States to vacation! They HATE us.” Which made me want to respond, let’s nuke Canada, too. Continue reading

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Kunming for M_n_i_g

Dianchi Lake, China’s 6th largest lake in area, might be 143rd in volume because half of it is agri-chem/industrial run-off and the other half is only chest deep. You can’t really drown in it because the pollutants give you buoyancy. But all the fish are dead, so it’s still possible to die in it.

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the “Glory of Superlative-Inspiring Trophy Projects”!

I would never defend China’s ability to screw up, any more than I would defend America’s. Continue reading

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Painted Fish (20 Snapshots of Kunming)

Snapshots of Kunming. Continue reading

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Rich, Fat, and Sassy Chinese

We’ve had the answer to weight-loss the whole time and never even saw it nestled in between the Twinkies and Doritos. If you want to lose weight, you should be eating dessert as the first course of every meal–even breakfast, which is basically dessert with milk on it anyway. Continue reading

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Pinpricks of Light in Thailand

Photo Only (1): A friend took this wonderful photo of a sunset in Thailand in unretouched colors of light blue, dark blue, red, and yellow. A companionate photo was cropped and made the “header” of this blog. Continue reading

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