December 2005

Gongfu Tea

On Saturday night I was called out by a friend to join him and two others to drink tea.  This is one thing I really love about here, and…

Shantou taekwondo tournament

Yeah, another excuse to write about taekwondo (tkd)!  On 22 January 2006, the Shantou Taekwondo Association will be holding the Shantou winter taekwondo tournament. Categories: children, teenagers, adults. Split by…

Beginners guide to survival in Shantou

Please add your own tips as you feel suitable.  Survival in Shantou for the complete beginner: 1) Never get angry.  If possible, don’t even get visibly annoyed.  (I’m…

Taekwondo – tkd

The time has come to talk about taekwondo (tkd).  I love tkd (跆拳道).  It is a well-known (and possibly slightly frustrating) fact among those that know me, and I…

Live musical – Pippin

Shantou University is in the midst of its annual 3-day English Festival. Last night I went to watch a play there. Imagine this. It was a broadway musical called ‘Pippin’, performed in…

Deli Bar

Went to Deli bar (De Li) bar last night, also known as The Beer Bar because it’s the only place in Shantou that sells its own-brewed beer.  They…

Massage II (foot)

Recently went to another very good foot massage place.  It’s called HaiLong Foot Massage Centre, and my friend who took me (he lives in the vicinity of one…

Seafood and Walmart Street

Yet another seafood shop.  Well, it’s Shantou’s speciality.  This one is right outside Walmart.  Behind Walmart there are some bars (Sunglow, Triumphal, Manhattan).  Next to Triumphal there’s one…

Northern restaurant – spicy

I wrote this post once, but then our school internet went offline and it was lost when I tried to send it grr.  So apologies if I can’t…