December 2006

Earthquake

A earthquake happened at 8:28pm tonight. It was recorded as 6.7 and 7.2 around the sea near Taiwan, but I felt it’s about level 4 or 5 in…

Lin Bai Xin Library

One year ago when I was thinking to start this blog, I asked one of my Australian friends about his view of living in Shantou. He said a…

Some photos of Shantou

I randomly found some good photos of Shantou again in Flickr. I’ve emailed the photographer and she agree to let me share them here. Very nice, I like…

Chaozhou embroidery shop

This namecard has been with me since 2005, just never got round to writing it up. If you want to earn money you should go to Shantou (preferably…

Quick bus Shantou-Xiamen

Another travel company recommendation.  I have yet to research this more widely, but there is a bus Shantou-Xiamen that gets there in 3hrs flat.  This is amazing, usually…

Excellent & honest travel agent

Another recommendation due to great service I received.  GOES (Guangdong Overseas Education Services, 广东侨谊海外交流服务中心汕头分公司) is also a simple travel agent, well not that simple, it is one of…

Art shop, framing

I have several pieces of art that I’ve been planning to get framed for up to two years, and since I moved into my new flat they have…

Zhuang (庄) living

I must comment on how good some people are to me.  I moved house a few months ago to a zhuang (庄), which is like an estate –…

Breakfast in Shantou & elderly English speakers

I am overflowing with things to write about. This morning I ate breakfast at my breakfast place, which is a little kitchen open to the street with tables…

A real pet shop! & Stray cats home

While we’re on the topic of animals, that very same week I came across another stray, and couldn’t very well leave it wandering around on its own, although…

Animal hospital

I found a cat once, don’t know if I wrote about it, it was June just before Zhenzhu typhoon (the big one), I palmed it off on my…

Shantou orphanage & Love Without Boundaries

I teach at Shantou orphanage once a week, the school-attending students, English – well it’s more like tutoring these days, but anyway.  The point is, Shantou orphanage is…

From Hong Kong to Shantou

There were a few questions about how to fly to Shantou from abroad. There is no international airport in Shantou, the closest two are in Hong Kong and…

Rain in Shantou

Another sleepless night for me because of jetlag. But thanks to that, I have been listening to the rain outside ALL NIGHT LONG. The rain in Shantou is…

I am back to Shantou

It’s nice to be back home. I just arrived in Shantou this morning from Hong Kong. I will be staying for one month until 14th of January. While…