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Mike46's Discussions

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 commented on Mike46's blog post Shivering in Shouning
"You think many foreign criminals go to Shouning? I doubt many Chinese criminals would go there either, as it is a poor town. And Chinese would have to use their ID Card. They just were lazy about going to the police station to register me."
6 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Chris's blog post My Family
"Ms Maniac. This was a girl who, in 2008, earned about 2000 rmb per month. I earn that in 2.5 hours. There is no way she could give me money that would mean anything to me. In our culture money is rarely given, except parents to kids maybe. However,…"
6 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post Shivering in Shouning
"What if criminals check in with other people's ID?"
11 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Mike46's blog post Shivering in Shouning
"I stayed there with no problems. The photos from that trip are here. http://www.shenzhenstuff.com/photo/albums/fujian-trip"
12 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Chris's blog post My Family
"Roses you can dry and keep. I have some from ten years ago. A sweet important gift."
12 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Heather Cai's blog post Period
"Who said "Men talk about their emotions in the same way as they talk about their periods"?"
12 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Mike46's blog post Wigs
"Like I said earlier, people behave differently when they are dressed up. Those who usually just sit in a corner will prance about centre-stage. It's fun."
12 hours ago
Mike46 commented on Mike46's blog post It's Still There
"If D is meant to be Dan, she directed and shot the first photo in 2009. She was in England last weekend. The recent shot is from a call who uses the name Misu. She used to play chess in La Casa many years ago. The pump is just a statue - there are…"
13 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post Wigs
"You had hair and still have,a waste of money."
21 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post Shivering in Shouning
"It's not reliable for the hotel if they used other's ID check in."
22 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post Shivering in Shouning
"It's not reliable for the hotel if they used other's ID check in."
22 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post Gun-Running in China
"I have read this blog just now."
23 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post It's Still There
"Is that a pump?Not a good design.Need two guys to make it.I had saw an real one,much smaller than that."
23 hours ago
Maniac commented on Mike46's blog post It's Still There
"Is D a long term friend?"
yesterday
Mike46 replied to LP's discussion Graveyard Shift
"The Kev is away with the fairies right now, assuming there are any in Manchester."
yesterday
Mike46 posted a blog post

It's Still There

One of the most famous SZStuff photos, with over 500 views and it used to have over fifty comments. Now it looks like I'm talking to myself.A long-term friend was going to Beihai last weekend, so she went and had a look for it.…See More
yesterday
Mike46 replied to LP's discussion Graveyard Shift
"I haven't done shift work since I was a student, so over 50 years ago. We hadva four month summer break so I spent the first part working, then went travelling. So it was always temporary. I'm bringing my student son to Beijing for his…"
yesterday
Mike46 replied to Maniac's discussion Which painting do you like better?
"She's in this one too - a bit easier to spot."
yesterday
Mike46 replied to Maniac's discussion Which painting do you like better?
"The Goya was painted during Napoleon's marriage to Josephine. And the ever romantic, “Ne te lave pas, j’arrive.”"
yesterday
Mike46 replied to Maniac's discussion Which painting do you like better?
"For anyone who can't be bothered to follow the links, the first is Manet: and the second is Lucian Freud, titled Benefits Supervisor Sleeping. Of the two I also prefer the Freud, but I never cared much for Manet, I will add the famous Goya - La…"
yesterday

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...
Friends
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.

Mike46's Photos

Mike46's Blog

It's Still There

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

One of the most famous SZStuff photos, with over 500 views and it used to have over fifty comments. Now it looks like I'm talking to myself.

A long-term friend was going to Beihai last weekend, so she went and had a look for it.…

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Myanmar Trip - November 2017

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 1:10pm 7 Comments

I have loaded enough photos of this trip, and then I will carry on and add photos from the earlier Silk Road trip, the Shanxi trip and Anhui trip. To view them in chronological order it is:

http://www.shenzhenstuff.com/photo/albums/myanmar-2017

followed by

http://www.shenzhenstuff.com/photo/albums/myanmar-2017-part-2

Would you Adam and Eve it? But Hey TiC.

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Chinese sex doll rental service suspended amid controversy

A Chinese company offering sex dolls for rent has withdrawn its services just days after launching.

Touch had begun offering five different sex doll types for daily…

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Thank You Canon

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 11:30am 2 Comments

On our recent trip my son was teaching our companion how to sand slide. She was holding the camera. It got dropped. Fine sand was everywhere and it was making most uncameralike grinding noises when zoomed. I thought I could get it fixed here, but I had to take it to HK.

They inspected it and said it…

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First they came for the Hispanics

Posted on August 26, 2017 at 10:44pm 1 Comment

But I am not Hispanic.....
Who's next?

Dawn over Wutong

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 8:51am 6 Comments

I woke early on Saturday morning and went out on my balcony. This is what I saw - dawn approaching over Wutong, with the moon in the middle of the picture and the planet Venus near the…

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Television in the 1950s used to show these films, so happy memories

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 6:16pm 0 Comments

A few favourite quotes:

Those are my principles, and if you don't likethem...

well, I have others.



Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.



All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats.



Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.



I remember the first time I had sex - I kept the receipt.



Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a…

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Pronounciation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 4:55pm 8 Comments

So, in preparation for my Silk Road trip, I've been learning to pronounce the places better. What I called Kashgar as a boy should really be Kashi, similarly Urumqi should be Wulumuqi and Turpan Tulufan.

Then today we has an Uyghur driver and asked him about the names and he rolled of Kashgar, Urumqi and Turpan. So it's all a problem with Han Chinese being unable to pronounce the words, and not my problem.

Money Makes the World Go Round

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Or is it the other way? Money goes round the World?

Mine has or will do so. I've worked for an American company for much of my life and built up a fairly substantial pension fund. According to the rules of the fund I must make annual withdrawals, starting from 2014 when I was 67. The pension company, Fidelity, are based in Boston. They have some inconvenient rules for foreigners such as myself. They will only communicate by phone, not email. They will only do a bank transfer of money…

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Saving the Planet

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:06pm 2 Comments

We must all do our bit towards reducing our carbon footprint, and yesterday I found out what my company's contribution seems to be. I am having problems drawing from my US pension fund and needed to call the UK yesterday while at the same time accessing files on my computer. So I got to the office at 3pm to find my phone was dead. I tried the receptionist phone, tyhe head of office phone - all dead. Then I wandered around for 15 minutes looking for a likely place to make them undead. I found…

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At 11:10am on June 2, 2018, Maniac said…

Mike46 left a comment for Chris Tophet Dellar

"There's almost no advantage in being my friend because all my albums, etc are public. Usually if you become friends with someone who has a,private page you find out that what they were hiding is that their page is empty.

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Therefore,I don't have to be ur friend,you have no need to see my empty page either.

At 6:29pm on May 28, 2018,
My Weixin is on my page
Zen on my back
said…

I left Shenzhen in 2015 and China in 2017. I live in Tokyo from last summer and can’t really complain about anything. My job is good so is my family life. I’m very busy, and it sees to be the word here in Tokyo, but still find the time to entertain myself.

At 11:23pm on May 27, 2018,
My Weixin is on my page
Zen on my back
said…

Hi,  Mike, you seem to be the only one still interested in keeping this website alive... I come once a day to do some cleaning and that’s all...

At 2:06pm on May 25, 2018, Emily Feng said…

Why on earth you pay so much attention to my blog. I just put on some information. Someone might have interest in it!

At 3:51pm on May 12, 2018, andy said…
add me,make afriend
At 8:50pm on May 11, 2018, andy said…
add me weixin zham2003
At 8:39pm on May 11, 2018, andy said…
At 3:06pm on September 4, 2017,
My Weixin is on my page
Shirley Lin
said…

Ok Mike, no problem. u can contact me at your convenient time. The consumption in HK is much higher than Shenzhen. i think the dental cost will be also higher. u can have a check-up first in our hospital and then decide whether to do treatment or not after the dentist offer u price and treatment solutions. 

At 3:01pm on September 2, 2017, 7up said…

If you need help pissing the off, just give us a bell!

At 11:11am on August 31, 2017,
My Weixin is on my page
Shirley Lin
said…

Hi Mike, 

Shenzhen A.K.J Stomatological Hospital has 22 years dental experience, the headquarter is located in Luohu railway station near Luohu Checkpoint (Line 1 C exit), only 3 stops far from you. you need a check-up first, the check-up is free of charge, there will be rmb 35.00 for registration and if need to have a CT, then another rmb 150.00 is required. you can check up first and the dentist will give you exact solution and prices, then u can decide to do treatment or not. If you need, u can contact me by email: shirley@lovelytooth.com for appointment or free consultant. or u can type here.  

At 4:43pm on August 7, 2017,
My Weixin is on my page
Shirley Lin
said…

hi, Mike, want to add u to learn more from u 

Shirley

At 1:01pm on July 11, 2016, chun said…
Thanks, Mike
At 9:22pm on May 19, 2016, y said…

Thanks . 

At 4:04pm on May 12, 2016,
My Weixin is on my page
steven marshall
said…

Thank you, I am already finding that employment and visa will be the largest obstacles. 

At 12:10pm on May 5, 2016, Lexie said…

Hey Mike.I quit looking here because I feel this environment is not what I expect. I was hoping it is a more  friendly community.

At 2:34pm on April 29, 2016, Lexie said…

Hey Mike,Thank you! That's very nice of you.

At 10:45am on April 29, 2016, Lexie said…

Hello Mike,thank you for your information. Accutally I have no idea why I am on the popular list and basically I did not do anything to get people's attention. I just realized the things I wrote on my profile probably are very naive and nonsensical in foreigners' eyes. I will figure it out later. Have a good day!

At 10:01am on March 25, 2016, Asia Stuff Media said…

Thanks. Sorted.

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.

 
 
 

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