April 2006

Women work and relationships

Recently I’ve seen some stuff about the changing place of women in Chinese society. Most interesting were the essays my students wrote. I found the quiet girls were…

Markets in Shantou

While we’re on the subject of food, I just want to say what great markets Shantou has.  Prior to this weekend I thought they were standard throughout China,…

Food prices

The price of chicken is only 6rmb/500g!  It has been for a few weeks.  There was a human case of bird flu in Guangzhou.  More chicken for me!…

Shantou weather

It rained on Monday.  I woke up at 7.30 to a downpour amazingly similar to pouring a bucket of water from a great height (you couldn’t see through…

River boat trip

Went on a boat trip last night. It was a friend’s surprise birthday party and her boyfriend hired a small boat to drive up and down the river…