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Ageism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jmyfish Dec 28, 2011. 189 Replies

We have our resident blogger on the evils of racism, but I’m not going to put that much effort into it, so just a Discussion.   For me to enter a club in Worcester means that I get stared at, at…Continue

Tags: David - any more worth adding?, My Generation - The Who, Father and Son - Cat Stevens

Don't Feed the Trolls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cynic May 19, 2014. 152 Replies

Someone I respect once described SZStuff as "the most troll-friendly site he'd ever been on".I have had a pleasant few days with the forum behaving more like a forum.  Some interesting Discussions…Continue

Where is your life in Shenzhen going?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coffee Break Mar 3, 2010. 142 Replies

For me I have had the career and family – both still continuing – so my life doesn’t really need to “go” anywhere.  I have enough money to last the rest of my life and my main interests are in seeing…Continue

Cute guy or sexy guy,which do you prefer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike46 Jan 3, 2011. 134 Replies

Important question,As the title.........PS Any girl who manages to include me in either category gets a free dinner and a big kiss.PPS Thanks to Bunny for giving me the plagiaristic idea.Continue

You can't fool all the people all the time - but it's fun trying

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ning Oct 17, 2009. 125 Replies

I notice that there are none of our standard discussions showing right now so let's talk about playboys again - ready Kami? One in particular - that Mike61 guy.In my days as a moderator [retired for…Continue

Girls - Do you prefer to date single or married guys?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike46 Aug 12, 2009. 107 Replies

OK, if you're looking for marriage then that narrows the field down a bit, but what if you're looking to develop yourself and have a good time?Advantages of married guys:....Don't get ridiculous…Continue

Where would you hide your sex toys?

Started this discussion. Last reply by NZ All BlACKS Apr 25, 2012. 96 Replies

A friend of mine has a few sex toys and may have a male friend staying in her flat for a while - some of the time when she would be out at work.  I asked if he would approve of them and she said that…Continue

Tags: Competition for Kev's Discussion at Kami's Request

How do you decide where to live?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peace Mar 26, 2011. 92 Replies

In particular, do you take into account the probabilities of natural disasters?  I’m not talking about the people who were born and grew up there, but we mobiles who choose where we live to some…Continue

What Will You Do with One Million RMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hell en Sep 29, 2009. 88 Replies

You have been left a million in the will of a rich uncle, but there are conditions. You are only allowed two choices about how to spend it:1 Buy an apartment for 0.7million, a car for 0.2million and…Continue

Soulmate? Bullshit!

Started this discussion. Last reply by SD Apr 18, 2013. 87 Replies

I disagree.No man is an island entire of itselfI think that it is possible to find people who complement oneself so perfectly that soulmate makes a good description.  I think that I have found two…Continue

 

"It's not getting old that stops you doing things, it's stopping doing things that makes you get old."

Latest Activity

Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"From ECNS: An anti-forced marriage advertisement has been posted at the subway station of Dongzhimen in Beijing. Many Chinese parents regard it as a problem if their children of marriageable-age remain single, and usually take the opportunity of…"
Wednesday
iWolf commented on Mike46's blog post This is England - The Clash
"Bahahahaha. Sad old attention seeker.....actually I'm surprised he didn't post lyrics to a Rolf Harris or Gary Glitter song."
Monday
Ben commented on Mike46's blog post This is England - The Clash
"Lmao, are you trying to impress Hunan girls? They've gone home and have no WiFi where they live ;)"
Monday
Mike46 posted a blog post

This is England - The Clash

I hear a gang fire on a human factory farmAre they howling out or doing somebody harmOn a catwalk jungle somebody grabbed my armA voice spoke so cold, it matched the weapon in her palmThis is EnglandThis knife of Sheffield steelThis is EnglandThis is how we feelTime on his hands, the freezing in those clothesHe won't go for the carrot, they beat him by the poleSome sunny day confronted by his soulHe's out at sea, too far off, he can't go homeThis is EnglandWhat we're supposed to die forThis is…See More
Monday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"Silly Little Wolf, it's still there - you're looking in the wrong Discussion. Ask Master Ben and he'll direct you. The scotch was for me, she's a white wine drinker - Chardonnay would you believe? I tell that's so Essex,…"
Monday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"It's a rare pleasure Ben to.see you quoting the words of an architypical American feminist, so I will say this. The next time you get an idea, post it here and I'll discuss with you. Though I'm not sure that I can deal with your level…"
Sunday
Mike46 replied to Esperanza's discussion Anyone will stay in shenzhen during the chinese near year? any parties or activities?
"District (in Shenzhen):LongHua"
Sunday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"Well done Wolfie. You haven't forgotten your lines while Master Ben has been away. Please don't tell me you cheated and copied an old comment - that would destroy my faith in you."
Sunday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"Damn. I forgot Sea. She married her foreign guy in her early 50s - second marriage for both."
Sunday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"Ooh look - Ben is back with his real name - no more confusion for the faithful Little Wolf happy to be sniffing along behind. Now he knows where to troll again! Ignore the Kingway advice - it's full of people with their friends having…"
Sunday
Mike46 replied to Rose's discussion When do you want to marry?
"I married at 30 - I certainly wasn't mature enough much earlier. There was no parental pressure to marry - my mother had seen her younger brother pushed into a bad marriage that way. My elder daughter is 34 now and on her third long-term…"
Sunday
Mike46 commented on Isabelle's blog post The Mystery Of the Nanjing Girl
"@Izzy - more likely just to punch you in the mouth."
Feb 5
Mike46 commented on Isabelle's blog post The Mystery Of the Nanjing Girl
"Certainly a lady with strange habits."
Feb 3
Mike46 replied to Esperanza's discussion Anyone will stay in shenzhen during the chinese near year? any parties or activities?
"I'll be around too, but I don't expect to be very active and not anywhere close to Longhua."
Feb 3

My Weixin is on my page
Fiona left a comment for Mike46
"I actually like You Page, because so many members didn't decorate their pages, buy you did and the color is great! @ Mike"
Jan 29
Mike46 left a comment for Fiona
"Hi Fiona, Did you actually look at My Page before liking it? Or is it just a habit of yours? Mike"
Jan 29
Mike46 commented on Isabelle's blog post Once upon a time...
"@Izzy - I remember a Penthouse centre piece from years ago - a young lady wearing a white fur coat, black leather thigh length boots and a Santa hat. I have a spare Santa hat."
Jan 29
Mike46 commented on Fiona's photo
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Hakka cuisine

"@Robert - if she'd just called it Cantonese then we wouldn't have had this conversation. @Fiona - I had the dry Sichuan hotpot last night - is that the same as Chongqing? I am not a fishball fan myself, but my daughters are. When they wake…"
Jan 29

My Weixin is on my page
Fiona liked Mike46's profile
Jan 28

My Weixin is on my page
Fiona left a comment for Mike46
"don't worry, if you want to learn Mandarin, I will not sell Mandarin course to you, only be friends."
Jan 28

Profile Information

Relationship Status:
It's Complicated
Hometown/Country:
UK
Where are you now?
Shenzhen
District (in Shenzhen):
Huaqiangbei
Job:
Strategic Transport Planning Consultant
I'm looking for...
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About Me:
I spend half my life in Shenzhen and half in the UK. I have travelled the World for the last 35 years, living in Hong Kong, Singapore, Algeria, Bolivia and the USA as well as visiting about another 50 countries. Honestly, I often think that it would be good to act my age, but it is so difficult.

I don't have msn so don't bother to ask. I prefer that we talk on the public comment boards here so that I can remember what I've told you. At the moment I'm getting a lot of comments and, while I try to respond to all, I may miss one. So if you think that I'm ignoring you, I'm not so just resend it.

Outline of my Travels

For those who requested it. There were many other short stays in other countries, but these were places that I lived in a house or flat.


1946-1965 Home and school in Slough just outside London

1965-1968 Studied Pure Mathematics at University of Bristol – an interesting historic city in the west of England. A great time.

1968-1973 Worked in London and lived as various places, at home, in flats, with gfs – usually no money by mid-month.

1973-1976 Moved to HK for a big salary increase, so “rich” at last. Lived in the mid-levels with plenty of social life. My HK gf wouldn't marry me because it would mean leaving HK.

1976-1978 Moved to Algeria a mixture of Arab and French background. Interesting cities and splendid mountain and desert scenery. Good strong wine and excellent food. Met my wife – a long and romantic story, both in the normal sense and Jane's.

1978 Columbia, SC, USA – not very interesting.

1978-1980 La Paz, Bolivia, South America at 4000m elevation in the Andes Mountains. Everything about the place was great – the people, the parties, the incredible scenery. Go to Bolivia if you have the chance.

1981 HK again. Birth of my elder daughter, Kathleen, now living in South Africa.

1982-1983 Singapore – quite boring after HK. Birth of my elder son, Alex.

1984-1985 HK yet again. The two kids limited us, but we had a good time.

1985-1988 New Haven, Connecticut, USA. It was time to settle down, so we went to live in America. We made very few friends and were poor again.

1988-1999 HK once more. Rich again – my wife was in property and earning more than me. The peak of my career – if you talked about transport in HK you talked about me. Birth of my younger daughter, Shelly, and my younger son. Chris. Death of my elder son.

1999-present Bought our house in Worcester for a nice quiet life and I commute to various places – mostly SZ – for work and excitement.

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This is England - The Clash

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 4:45pm 2 Comments

I hear a gang fire on a human factory farm

Are they howling out or doing somebody harm

On a catwalk jungle somebody grabbed my arm

A voice spoke so cold, it matched the weapon in her palm



This is England

This knife of Sheffield steel

This is England

This is how we feel



Time on his hands, the freezing in those clothes

He won't go for the carrot, they beat him by the pole

Some sunny day confronted by his soul

He's out at sea, too… Continue

It's Warmer in Sydney

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:56am 1 Comment

I've just spent a long weekend in Sydney viewing the amazing baby of an ex-member that some of you may remember. Also drank large quantities of beer, ate steaks and seafood, went to a couple of beaches and Opera-in-the-Park on Saturday evening. Bloody hot on the first day [39C] but comfortable after that [28C].…

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The Incarnations by Susan Barker

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 9:38am 8 Comments

Carrying on our literary theme, but on a somewhat higher level, I started reading this yesterday evening - one of my Christmas presents. I've only got a few chapters in, but so far I'm impressed.

Inside the front cover were are the extracts from reviews, such as:

"Multi-layered and masterful. Suspend your disbelief, flow along with this wonderful book"

Guardian [those naughty paedophiles]

"Reads as China's Midnight…

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Happy Birthday to Me

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 12:21pm 25 Comments

I reached 69 over the weekend. No big party this year, but I’m glad to see that people are still looking at the photos from previous parties. I was serenaded by a Filipina Lady, drank beer with a Russian Lady in La Casa, dinner with the village girls, but one table full hardly constitutes a party.

Gifts included a very interesting book - How Music Got Free – the story of the mp3 , plus some regulation flowers.

I’m told that I’m too old to have an Employment Contract, so now I…

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Neil Young Turns 70 Today and he's still touring

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 12:03pm 4 Comments

I liked Buffalo Springfield, but never though he was the best part of the band, and I was never keen on CSNY, but his solo albums were great. Starting from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere with the early trio, to my personal favourite Rust Never Sleeps. Just about any of his stuff with Crazy Horse.…

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Another Fucking Book

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

It's about the same length as Heather's, but the similarity ends there. I'm up to Chapter 20 of 24 and still no sex scenes. It has the snappy title of "Comprehensive Transport Study Enhancement - Main Text". If you get the choice then read Heather's instead.

The other difference is that I'm getting paid to read this one.…

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Trip to Shaoguan, Danxia, Nan Ling, etc

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 10:42am 7 Comments

Only 90 minutes from Shenzhen by train now - worth a long weekend at least.

These are sandstone mountains, so look very different from the Guangxi plateau limestone. But beware, you will meet a lot of steps, many narrow and worn. The boat trip is worthwhile, and the cable car up too, but don't buy the return ticket if you plan on seeing the female stone. More details available if anyone is interested. The album is here:…

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Trips around Houhot, Inner Mongolia

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 3:14pm 6 Comments

We got there by flying through Bayannur – no I’d never heard of it either. We had a couple of trips out of the city.

First we went pony riding on the grassland, but not much grass though plenty of sunflowers. The ponies had been well-trained to ignore any signals from the reins or the legs and just follow the horse in front. Also the stirrups were not adjustable, so some of us had our knees hitting our chins, while others couldn’t reach them. Bloody expensive too, but still…

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Trip to the Hukou Falls on the Yellow River

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 9:30am 8 Comments

We based ourselves at Yan’an in Shaanxi, which is about two hours north of Xi’an by high speed train. It’s a famous town in Communist Party history – where the Long March finished – but we didn’t see too much of that. The main point was to see the waterfall.

We hired a car/driver for a day and off we went to the Yellow River, which is brown from all the silt it picks up cutting through the loess plateau. So below you can see the river above the falls, then below the falls, then at the…

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Trip to Chengyang

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 1:00pm 8 Comments

For family reasons my son’s summer trip was brought forward by three weeks so I wasn’t able to make my usual plans. . I managed to rearrange my times out of the office so we could go on a brief trip to Sanjiang this week. Of course all the high speed train tickets from Shenzhen and Guangzhou had been sold, so we took the overnight sleeper to Guilin with vague plans about how to get on from there. Alas the dining/drinking car has been discontinued, so it wasn't as much fun as five years…

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At 10:21am on January 29, 2016,
My Weixin is on my page
Fiona
said…

I actually like You Page, because so many members didn't decorate their pages, buy you did and the color is great! @ Mike

At 12:06pm on January 28, 2016,
My Weixin is on my page
Fiona
said…

don't worry, if you want to learn Mandarin, I will not sell Mandarin course to you, only be friends.

At 4:44pm on December 4, 2015, Zen on my back said…
He/She has been banned, hopefully forever...
At 12:19pm on December 3, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
Kia Wai
said…

hi thanks. I didn't mean to advertise. maybe there was a better way that I could express I know well about the industry and are ready to answer questions.

At 2:55pm on November 13, 2015, RobRocks said…

hey man down by the river is on your blog

At 4:16pm on October 8, 2015, Isabelle said…

My phone's dead beyond resurrection, so I'm unreachable by phone at the moment.

At 11:37pm on June 3, 2015, Candy Pang said…

yeah ur right. i dont come here often since i changed my job around 3yrs ago. hmmm...what to say... that comment was left on my page becuz i was doing it on  my smartphone.

btw, i've already accepted ur request.

At 10:39pm on June 2, 2015, Penélope said…

hehe, to be honest, I was just browsing it very quickly, I didn't quite understand the 2nd and the 3rd photo, still don't know how they work. but I like selfie-pole in the first photo, because I just tried it a couple of days ago. And I liked your words, always intelligent and humorous in your own special way. 

Cheers!

Janet

At 10:26pm on June 2, 2015, Penélope said…

hi Mike,

As I observed that members on here who liked their own profile are usually young girls, as I am Chinese and I was once young too, so from the young girls perspective, I think it's about a vanity issue. Because there are many other females members whose profile/photos had been liked by many others. And ususally because they are not familiar with the site, they didn't know other people can see that they did to their own profile/photos.

As you can see, I can be pretty straight-forward too! hehe, And I believe that my instinct and observation are probably right, so I never ask them to save their self-pride.

As you can see, if you ask, they would say that's a accidental mistake.

At 5:52pm on June 2, 2015, Candy Pang said…

@Mike46. i didnt know it until you told me that here. hmmm,i think it's a mistake. just wrong operation on that page.

At 10:22am on June 2, 2015, Penélope said…

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your friend request! Glad to be one of your friends!

At 9:23pm on May 23, 2015, Black Rose said…

Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing the story.

I checked all the comments,and i just checked again before this comment that i am writing, no any confused comments from you and Robert. You might remembered it wrong, but it doesn't matter.

Back to 2008, i was still in university and just 18 years old, so no chance that i am that Rose, by the way, Rose isn't my name, Named Black Rose here is just for fun. That Rose might be already married and having a happy life, no longer coming here.

Cheers,

Black Rose

At 11:20pm on May 22, 2015, Black Rose said…

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the comment.

I'm not confused about the comments that you and Robert have made to me, what i'm confused now is what are those comments? I never seen them.

By the way, who is Robert? I'm definitely not that ROSE that you and Robert assumed that i am, what is the story about you,Robert and that ROSE?

At 11:23am on May 12, 2015, kelly said…

Mike, I tried to call you the day before yeterday, it turns out that power off. Since no wechat connected anymore, i come to say hi. hope everything goes well.

So are you in UK now? Call me when you back.

At 11:51am on April 7, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
danielle huang
said…

Ah finally know what you meant.Thank you for telling me. Actually its my first time to try to customize my page with other color.But the page its in english so i am not familiar to use.

At 11:39am on April 7, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
danielle huang
said…

Thank you for the advice.Sorry,i dont get it clealy.

At 12:20pm on April 2, 2015, 我是维奇 said…
Cool, if you made it on a Saturday, we could all meet up! :))
At 11:48am on April 2, 2015, 我是维奇 said…

Hi Mike!

Welcome back! 

We're leaving for Korea this afternoon, back on 8 April.

Are you going to be in HK any time soon? I am afraid I won't be able to get to China for a while: my visa expired in February. 

At 6:04pm on March 11, 2015, Nina Chen said…

Hi Mike,

Finally I remember here so I am back.

I am from a tiny village from a tiny town from the part that close to Guangdong Province, its about 3 hours by speed train to Shenzhen.

I wouldn't have any long vacation till the national holiday, I am thinking of going to Australia.

But I do have the Tomb-sweeping Day and May day holiday, which of course its only 1 day plus the weekend. I am wondering do you guys have any activities for these two holidays?

Cheers

Nina

At 12:05pm on February 18, 2015, Arrica said…

Thanks Mike!

 
 
 

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