January 2006

People’s Square

Walked around the city’s People’s Square (Ren Ming Square) for the first time ever last night. I usually hang around Linbaixin Square, the one opposite Walmart, because it’s…

New Year soon!

I am amazed at how some street vendors keep a straight face when stating a price. It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow and so there are pots of flowers…

Taekwondo tournament

Oh had the Shantou taekwondo tournament, it wasn’t as big as the Guangzhou one of course but it was still good. What to say? People fought taekwondo in…

Another Japanese restaurant

My friend Bill is moving to Australia with his family after New Year so last night he took me out for dinner to say goodbye and we went…

Grr

I was on the bus (route 2) two days ago and the boy next to me cut my pocket open with a knife and stole my mp3 player! …

Wild animal restaurant

My second point is completely different (previous post: Warped space and size in the Chaoshan area), so is here.  Yes, I was invited by a friend’s friend to…

Warped space and size in the Chaoshan area

On Saturday night I was taken for a rare trip to Chenghai.  There are two points in this story.  The first is how little I travel around the…

Chinese tv

I feel I have acheived something. After nearly two years in China, I’ve finally become hooked on a Chinese soap opera. This is makes me very happy, because…

Pork noodle breakfast

At present I am eating my breakfast (when I have time to eat breakfast) at a place on the street near my house. They set up in the…

Beer bars and temples

I was out with a friend the other night when he announced that between bars we woud be going to the temple. It was to give the bi-monthly…

New Year 2005/6

Happy New Year! Long time no write. Happy Christmas too! Christmas in Shantou might have been good, but I was in Guangzhou fighting in a taekwondo competition, so…