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Archive for July, 2008

Collect all Hello Kitty Messengers in July

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Just today I recognized, there are new Hello Kitty Dolls for collection at MC Donalds Hong Kong with each menu. 2 weeks ago my coworkers and me agreed: Who goes to MC Donald first is a loser. This was fine with me.... until I saw the Hello Kitty. I just ...

10 days until Summer Olympics 2008 in Beijing

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

All preparations are made, the tickets are sold, Olympic tourists slowly arrive in the big city. What will we see during these Olympics? After the Olympics it will be easy to make a review, but let's look into the future and make a preview instead. Here are my predictions: Blue sky ...

China – A Private Members Only Club

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I want to begin this article with a short quote of myself: Maybe the Chinese just don’t want to tell anyone what’s going on inside the country. Just 3 days have passed since I wrote this (see here, last paragraph). Yesterday I watched the news and what happened? Tada, it happened again! ...

Chinabounder teaches us: Be Controversial

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Who remembers Chinabounder, the sex blogger from Shanghai? He wrote about how easy it is to seduce Chinese women and bring them to the bedroom and play with them. It has been a while since the last time You could hear a story about him, now he seems to be ...

Hong Kong Impressions

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Hong Kong is a place that makes everyone happy who likes tall buildings and some nature around them. Indeed Hong Kong is more than only high rises. Even nearby the central areas forests can be found and these are beautiful relaxing forests with tiny paths within. Causeway bay waterfront. Many modern, expensive ...

Chinesepod

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I wanted to do a review for Chinesepod for a very long time. Then one thing has stopped me: Chinesepod is already so well known, it is hardly necessary to write a review. During the last few weeks however I bumped into some people who still didn't know about Chinesepod, ...

The Chinese Communist Party is not wanted

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

At least in Hong Kong. At Saturday a group of several hundreds made a protest march though Hong Kong to announce their disagreement with the Chinese Communist Party. Support 40 Million Chinese Quitting CCP! China is still listed as a country that violates the international human right laws. Why it does so ...

Mandarin or Cantonese?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Mandarin Chinese (普通话 putonghua) is the most widely spoken Chinese dialect. The other very important dialect is Cantonese. Other dialects are far less important and only spoken by a much smaller group of people. The difference between Cantonese and Mandarin however leave the learner with a question. Which one of ...