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Started this discussion. Last reply by JIMMY YU 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

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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 John Holmes 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

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How do you decide where to live?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MissFortune 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


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Mike46 replied to Ben's discussion Boring Shenzhen Stuff!!!
"This is wonderful - the Wrecking Crew complaining that there's nothing left to wreck any more."
Mike46 replied to Zen on my back's discussion Job fair for foreigners tomorrow
"Not my types of transportation, but if you come across anyone who wants to build a new airport then let me know. I'm long term strategic."
Mike46 replied to Zen on my back's discussion Job fair for foreigners tomorrow
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"I strongly disagree - it's a great place for family life, provided you can afford a flat with maid's quarters. That means you can both work and have a built in baby-sitter, which makes for a good social life even when the kids are…"
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"I don't know where you are from, but I'm sure your English is extremely much better than mine.  Do you believe that I have never learnt English with any foreign teacher before, even though my major at university is English? Until now…"
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"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."
Apr 7
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"When I first looked at your page you had black text on a black background, so I had to highlight it so see what you'd written. Now it's red on pink so it can be seen. Good luck here."
Apr 7
Mike46 left a comment for danielle huang
"Now black on pink - I think I preferred the other way."
Apr 7
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"I see - you've chosen the trendy black on black display."
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iWolf replied to Mike46's discussion Will some kind person please help me with my English?
"Mr Penguin you have expressed every thinking man's thoughts quite eloquently, albeit more restrained than I would have preferred for genetic dung heaps like this fuckwad. It is becoming increasingly hard to fathom the depths to which some fly…"
Apr 6

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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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Too True

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:47am 5 Comments

Douglas Adams’ rules about technology:

1) Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. [1946]

Knowing all your neighbours

Steam engines

Snow in winter


2) Anything that’s invented between when you’re 15 and 35 is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can…


Yesteryear - How did you respond to Blogs?

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:00am 22 Comments

Here are some typical responses to Blogs published by a single author a while back - do you recognise your own? Who wrote the Blogs?


I heard that some activities happening in Peninsula Polo,, Best regards.


You should try Whiter Russian, it makes me happy. Haha


I feel bombing the hell out of whatever that's making you blog like this.


Ladies and gentelmen this is becoming a world…


Me to a "T"

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm 26 Comments

I just compared myself to a younger version of David Niven, so I looked him up on wiki and found:

What he said about himself when asked why he seemed so incredibly cheerful all the time: "Well, old bean, life is really so bloody awful that I feel it's my absolute duty to be chirpy and try and make everybody else happy too".

What was said about him: "I don't think his acting ever quite achieved the brilliance or the polish of his dinner-party…


That Reminds Me

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 10:00am 11 Comments

I have just used a phrase from Adventure – one of the great original text based computer games that I played on a Prime 550 micro in about 1981. We had that and Bomber in which you had to nuke various Russian cities, and *trek where you had to fight Klingons. I spent many happy hours in Singapore…


China: Fake bank swindles customers out of RMB 200m : from BBC News

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 9:17am 10 Comments

To customers in the eastern city of Nanjing the interior looked like any other state-owned bank, with uniformed clerks working behind the counters, the Southern Metropolis Daily website reports.

Almost 200 people deposited their cash, including a businessman who handed over 12m yuan ($1.9m; £1.3m) in 2014. But he grew suspicious when he wasn't paid the promised interest on his money, and went to the police after the bank refused to return his savings. A police investigation found… Continue

One of Those Journeys

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:23pm 4 Comments

I travelled back with Emirates through Gatwick and Dubai, because my ticket was bought by my house-buying wife - don't worry girls I paid her back - and that was the cheapest. I left the house in Worcester at 11:30am on Monday. with my daughter giving me a lift to the station. The railways worked perfectly to I got to the airport three and a half hours before scheduled take-off. Then that Virgin plane made an emergency landing and so my flight, and all others, was delayed for between two and…


Girls - Who Needs Friends?

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:30am 9 Comments

A week ago I didn't even know these things existed but now I've seen dozens if not hundreds. You can take pictures of yourself in front of beautiful scenery or famous sites without your nose looking like a walrus or the help of a "friend". Friends just get in the way - you have to make some sort of…


A Style I Really Like

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:29am 2 Comments

I was re-reading some Saki short stories last night - I really like his sense of humour. He died in the front line during the First World War - his final words  - Put that bloody cigarette out! before being shot by a German sniper who'd heard the remark. Some quotations:

We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart

Reginald in his wildest lapses into veracity never admits to being more…


Why was my Advert Deleted?

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:01am 10 Comments

He posted a status:

If some foreigners wants to learn Chinese quickly, they can go to ----->CHINESE WITH MIKE .... Its free AND FUN

So I commented:

If some Chinese girls want to learn English quickly, they can go to English with Mike – it’s free And FUN.

He replied:

Why only girls?

I responded:

It’s free for them and FUN for me.

Then he deleted the…


Back to the Difu Yet Again – in Spirit at Least

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:35am 13 Comments

I was eating alone last night and decided that Home Taste would be the place to go, so I strolled along.  However, approaching the front door I saw the decorated wedding cars and the bride standing in the doorway.  Looking inside I could see a mass of people and even the unpopular upstairs tables looked full.  I thought, it’s not too hot so I’ll go to the outdoor area and, rather than fight my way through the crowd, I walked round.  Totally full, and just a shrug of the shoulders from the…


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

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

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?



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

Thanks Mike!

At 4:01pm on February 17, 2015, Zen on my back said…
Someone left some offensive comments on pictures you posted. I bothered to delete two.
At 6:49pm on February 2, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
Asia Stuff Media

OK. I'll change it back.

At 9:58am on February 2, 2015, Kev said…

At 3:57pm on February 1, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
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He's banned again
At 4:56pm on January 30, 2015, Nina Chen said…

Hi Mike,

I went to Siem Reap in 2012, I spent 3 days cycling in Angkor, I loved it! I adore places like that , historical and cultural!!! Apartment from Angkor Wat, I also spent a few days in Yogyakarta in Indonesia last Feb, where the Borobudur is! Amazing!!!!

And that I am based in SZ, I would have more time in Asian I would love to travelling with your guys sometime. 

Thank you for the dinner invitation over Chinese New Year but I am afraid I will be back to Guangxi with my family. I would really happy to attend if you can make it over the weekends.


And good luck for you as well.


At 3:01pm on January 30, 2015, Nina Chen said…

Safari in Tanzania is a lot more high-end exciting and dangerous , as Serengeti is more than 3 times bigger than Maasai Mara,and also they control the numbers of travelers allowed in the park in Zanzania.When I was camping inside the park, I was told once a guy woke up in the morning and found out there was a lion next to his camp!

While I was there I saw a lion family only 5 minutes drive away from our camping base. So I remind very alert the whole time and did exactly I was told.

I went hiking in Lake Manyara national park, I had to apply and paid for a park ranger with a gun for the hike. When we was in Tarangire National Park, a young elephant run after us trying to charge me!!!

I didn't travel many places in Asia as its too easy and doesn't require much budget and time. And I normally traveled solo, of course I don't mind travelling with someone but I found it difficult to find any travel mate in advance, so what I used to do was decide the route and pack my back, then go.

I am not too concerned about tips for South America as I actually received it every day from a group of people I met during backpacking.

Now that I am in SZ, I am actually looking for some event and activities around here I can kill sometime in the weekends.

At 1:42pm on January 30, 2015, Nina Chen said…

Woow, you are very active here. My giraffes were in Victoria Fall from Zambia in May last year. Its easy to get a picture with the giraffes and myself there as there are not cats there, you know, LOL.

I went Safari for a week in Tanzania in Dec 2013, the animals in Serengeti were a lot more exciting for me than the Kenya side. But I was not allowed to get off the vehicle and took picture with me and the animals, so I had plenty of amazing pictures for the animals but not with me in LOOOOOOOOOL

I lived and worked in Africa for over 5 year and I have just relocated back to Shenzhen recently. Before I moved back SZ, I spend 4 months travelling from Africa, to Europe, to America, then down to Mexico and Cuba, I stop further down as I need more budget and plan. The Visas is a problem for me, the Chinese passport is freaky useless. But I knew a few Friends (Chinese and foreigners) whose done this trip and I got some tips from them. Its doable to apply the visa as you go counties to counties along the way.

I still have a lot in my list, and its so difficult for me to do a grand round the world, as you know, the freaking useless Chinese passport, but step by step I am expanding it. LOL

At 4:01pm on December 31, 2014, J!M said…

it is,mate! I will be available except for :1st、4th 、7th 、11th in Jan 

At 2:20pm on December 31, 2014, J!M said…

No worry ,i will settle down in SZ forever this time,haha

At 3:27pm on November 21, 2014, Shishi said…

Thanks for reminding me I had used a name that was Sadie. I was trying hard to remember it this last midnight. Now I prefer shis chinese name Shishi.

At 10:31pm on November 12, 2014, JC said…
Yea that blows, found out the hard way!
At 2:41pm on August 7, 2014, Katrina Lin said…

Yes, I guess so. I was planning going alone, but so much can be enjoyed in Australia, I don't want to waste with myself only. so if can't find anyone by the end of this week, i'll change my plan. :P

Thank you so much for your tips.

At 2:06pm on August 7, 2014, Katrina Lin said…

How expensive would that be?

I calculated with 20,000 RMB.

At 3:27pm on August 4, 2014, luliang said…

Thanks for your suggestion . you are nice people .Glad to meet you in here .





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