November 2005 Page 1 of 2

Cinema – Harry Potter

Harry Potter is still on at YiDu cinema – I went to see it last night. It was great! The first decent HP film I’ve seen.  Are there any other…

Job advert

One more photo-based post. My friend and I saw this job advert for a shop assisant outside a bakery the other day. It’s quite specific! Sex: female, Age:…

Dansuao pics

I know some computers download pictures quite slowly, so because there are a few photos for this I’ve put it on a separate post. It’s quite nice. Cameras…

4-person scooter

Shantou by night

Woohoo! Richard has taught me how to put photos on this blog. So here goes the first one just to try… It’s from my balcony (I live next to the…

Seafood restaurant

It’s been a quiet (restful) two weeks, but I’m back.  Not only am I back at tkd (see next post), I’m back to eating out.  There’s a little…

Photo shop

Must make an unapologetic plug for my friend’s photo shop. Fortunately, Digital City is both extremely convenient (at Jinsha Dong bus station, bright yellow, Kodak) and cheap, possibly the…

LA Bar

I think it’s time I introduced LA Bar (洛城). Almost every local person I meet in Shantou often goes to LA Bar – the conversation goes something like this:…

Massage

Right final review, foot massage. The Chinese really know a lot about massage, it’s used all the time in medicine, and also many places are ‘men only’ (grr), but…

Hotpot restaurants

While on the subject of food, let’s talk about hotpot. Hotpot is often eaten at home in winter because it’s fresh, extremely convenient, and hot. At home it’s…

Veggie restaurant – Lian Hua

I can’t remember whether I’ve written about the veggie restaurant, Lian Hua, but it’s worth writing twice – it’s a Buddhist restaurant on Haibin Lu (海滨路), it is excellent…

Wine bar – Aussino

Where have I been this week. Some ex-teachers came back from travelling before leaving China, these past couple of days. An American couple called David and Elizabeth. I’m…

Beer/tea gardens

Declined the last Thursday night invitation to Sunglow and just went for tea in the Bud beer garden behind the Golden Gulf. Also had a slightly surreal expedition to…

Overseas post

Ho hum so what has happened recently. This weekend, aside from bad stuff happening to me, was basically one long ex-pat party. Bad stuff first. Bloody customs. I…

Church

I went to church. Twice in one week. There are big churches in Shantou, 1 Catholic and 3 protestant that I know of. There’s also one of each in…