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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

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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 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

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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


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"It's been a while since I navel-gazed. Any good Italian films to watch?"
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Mike46 replied to Zen on my back's discussion How many members are still active here?
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"This may be the end of the road for SZS. If I log out now and come back in a day, there might be tens of those spam blogs to delete..."
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"Because they can. It is easy to get a computer to join with none of the captcha things or checks. I guess if anyone tried to watch any of those movies they would get something onto their machine to search for potential financial opportunities."

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"Thank you sir. I you look at the profiles of the posters they look to be computer generated. "

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"I check this website once a day and delete all the spam... There were more than 20 Italian movie blogs today! Who does that and why?"
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Mike46 left a comment for Ellen Zusman
"First, why Shenzhen? It's a big modern city, but we ain't got no culture or ice hockey. It's about making money, living comfortably, shopping and eating. It's got good communications by air and rail to most of China. If you look…"
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"Still the only person I've met from Ningxia -,I'll get round to it eventually. This summer I added Shandong for Taishan and Henan for Songshan."
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Cultural Significance

We're returning to Shenzhen today from our last stop at Zunyi, Guizhou. That's the site of the party meeting in 1935 where Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong took over the running of the PLA. It marks a major decline in Russian influence and is extremely important. It looks like this:If you turn round and look the other way within…See More
Aug 13
Mike46 commented on shenzhennewboy's status
"I have had a flat in SZ since 2004. I would call that staying. I visit people who grew up in houses like this and stay in a nearby hotel."
Aug 8
Mike46 commented on shenzhennewboy's status
"I did not come to China when I was 6, because that would have been 1952. I first came to China before you were born. I visited many times in the 80s and 90s, but mostly on business trips. However, for most of the last fifteen years, I have lived in…"
Aug 8
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"It appears that you do not know much about Chinese traditions, many of which are way outdated. Her parents were probably born during the Cultural Revolution and grew to maturity long before Modern China came to Hubei. Their views will be those they…"
Aug 7
Mike46 commented on shenzhennewboy's status
"Look, she is probably mid-20s and still partially an obedient daughter. She is probably being pressured by her mother, who believes she should be married by now, into marrying someone the parents have found. She is not yet sufficiently independent…"
Aug 6
Mike46 commented on shenzhennewboy's status
"She will be very restricted in what she can do with her mother present. I have come across quite similar situations in the past. Wait till the mother leaves then talk it out."
Aug 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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English Language DiDi

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

 In Shenzhen it's very unusual to have problems finding a taxi, but on our recent trip things were different. In Beijing you can stand waiting and watching those empty taxis zoom past because they're already answering a call. It was the same in Zhengzhou, Guiyang and a bunch of other cities.

So, if you're going to travel get DiDi on your phone, and if, like me, you can't read Chinese then get the English language version. Just search and find it. If you don't have a card linked…


Cultural Significance

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 6:58am 0 Comments

We're returning to Shenzhen today from our last stop at Zunyi, Guizhou. That's the site of the party meeting in 1935 where Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong took over the running of the PLA. It marks a major decline in Russian influence and is extremely important. It looks like this:

If you turn round…


That's the set of five great mountains

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

So today I've been up Song Shan in Henan, being my fifth great mountain. I started on this in 2013 with Hua Shan in Shaanxi, which is still my favourite of the five. Later that year dropped by Heng Shan in Hunan on the way to Zhangjiajie. A gap then to 2016 with the Heng Shan in Shanxi. Then…


It's Still There

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:30pm 5 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.…


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:

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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…


Thank You Canon

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 11:30am 1 Comment

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…


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…


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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At 8:11am on August 1, 2018,
My Weixin is on my page
Lemon Chen
Thanks for your reminding. Only I misunderstood dating meaning, I deleted it from my profile.
At 6:29pm on May 28, 2018,
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Zen on my back

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,
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Zen on my back

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,
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Shirley Lin

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,
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Shirley Lin

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: for appointment or free consultant. or u can type here.  

At 4:43pm on August 7, 2017,
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Shirley Lin

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


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,
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steven marshall

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

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

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



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