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Keeping it real the Chinese way

Friday, September 4th, 2009

What do You want to be someday? What is Your future dream job? This is a question everyone of us faces sooner or later. The more dreamy of us might be a musician, the lazybones might try English teacher, hard working people might get into some management position, but what do ...

Shanghai and other plans

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

It has been a long time since my last post and I might simply claim it's the summer's fault. But a lot has happened this year and a lot is going to happen. I was pretty busy, except for the last 2 weeks, where I relaxed and shook of the ...

Laowai, Misbehavior, Sex Parties and China

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

My last article, This Summer in China, stirred up some dust and I'd like to discuss about that a little longer. Let's get a short chronological overview of what happened first. In the article I was writing about my ideas for this summer and I also stated that I need a ...

Wen Jiabao faces public shoethrowing

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao faced a protester who threw a stinky sportsshoe at him. The protester called Wen a dictator and liar. Shoethrowing as modern form of protest became popular last year, when a protester in Baghdad threw his shoe at the US president of that time, George W. Bush. ...

What do I really need?

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

The modern society comes with a lot of amenities. We can buy almost anything we need for money. While it is snowing outside we sit in the warm. We can be entertained by cinema, fun-park, x-box, playstation and many other things. But is it necessary? I enjoy going for a ...

Do I need to bring money to China?

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

When people travel to China, they often ask questions like: Do I have to bring money to China? How much money do I have to bring for my China Holiday? Should I exchange my money in my homecountry? Are traveller cheques useful in China? These questions are obviously asked by people new to China. Bringing ...

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! ...

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 ...