Two phones, office visitors, open notebooks, the possibility of tea (see the back corner), and still so very, very bored. After watching this clerk stare into the middle-distance for quarter-hour […]
What a buzz-kill to check the box marked “spinster” as a young woman embarking on an independent Hong Kong adventure. Perhaps, “unmarried” or “single” would fit the bill? One has […]
There had been earlier clues about Zhuhai’s lasciviousness, but a company party at one of the city’s outlying hot spring resorts confirmed its racy nature. The Christmas party began normally enough […]
I got myself out of Utah, but it takes awhile to get the Utah out of the girl. It was a revelation to watch “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” in […]
Kentucky Fried Chicken does sushi! It’s fried! It’s an ill-conceived fusion of east and west!
Please note that two previously chuckle-worthy China-street-styles are now considered catwalk-worthy. “Double-pretty” patterns and “outdoor pajama wearing” are now officially in-fashion. The evidence: Saturday’s Guardian Weekend 11.02.12 pages 49 and 51 (reproduced […]
Within China, Zhuhai is known as the “Romantic City.” Beaches covered with brides in rented white gowns. Bicycles built for three cruising past palm trees on Lover’s Road. Elegant multi-storied […]
“That which you call corruption I call influence.” – John Mortlock Calling all far-flung expats bemoaning local corruption and bureaucracy, I give you John Mortlock, “Master of the Town of Cambridge.” […]