Added by THiNKTaNK on September 14, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Yes, we all know by now that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But would it taste as sweet? It may come as a surprise to learn that the rose is so much more than just a symbol of passionate love oft poeticized – it is actually edible!
It is not uncommon to encounter flowers in Eastern cuisine. The Chinese use lilies, lotus, and chrysanthemum regularly in their foods; Indians and Middle Easterners prefer roses. In India, every ice cream shop will carry…Continue
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Here's some photos of from a quick roam around Pingzhou, a sub district of Xixiang Baoan. The area is kind of interesting, it feels like it has a soul of sorts, it's a welcome escape from walking around the sterile shopping malls thats for sure.
Getting there is easy, just hop out at Pingzhou station and take exit C.…Continue
Stop Knocking, KID.
Key is on the…Continue
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My elder daughter and son visited China for a couple of weeks and we took a trip to Fujian.
We left SZ on Monday afternoon and took the fast train to Xiamen, getting into our hotel on Zhong Shan Pedestrian Street at about 8pm. It seems that Xiamen eats early because we had trouble finding a good restaurant open at that time. We spent Tuesday wandering around that area and took a speedboat to Gulangyu Island. It was hot, sticky and very crowded. Not as interesting as I'd…Continue
I initially came to Shenzhen for a day to view some apartments, after viewing I put a deposit down on a property I liked with the agreement i would move in, in 2 days time and we also agreed we would start the lease from that date.
On arriving and bringing all my belonging I sat down to sign the lease with the realtor and home owner who couldn’t speak English. At this point the realtor told me the rent had increased due to me being a foreigner and the rent was…Continue
Since moving to China (again), I figured I may as well take advantage of being in the Far East to indulge in activities – and food – which are not easily available in Western civilization. Last time I was here, I tried Kung Fu for a few months. While the warm-up exercises were a great workout, my feeble little mind failed to memorize the order of the movements and my studies were doomed from the onset.
This time, I’ve decided to commit myself to …Continue
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Added by THiNKTaNK on August 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Englishwoman Susan Barker's "The Incarnations", a thriller that spans over a millennium, is the best English-language novel about China I have ever read. It's already been described by The Independent as "China's Midnight's Children" and …Continue
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Added by THiNKTaNK on August 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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The death of my favorite comedian has saddened me more than I could admit. He was part of my growing up years. It made me look at my friend's illness with a fresh perspective, with a vengeance, with unexplained fury.
It painfully reminded me once again that every person I meet is fighting a battle I know nothing about. I'm posting this article I've read from Cracked to remind myself not to tell anyone to go kill themselves under any circumstances.