Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Red boys are back in town

A week or two ago AMM and I were invited to the opening of an exhibition, and just to show you that I am not a complete philistine when it comes to the arts I thought I should tell you … Continue reading

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Choosing my Chinese name – it’s a minefield

Names have been much in the news and on my mind.   First there was David Beckham and his wife Victoria -aka Posh – naming their fourth child (a daughter)  Harper Seven.  An interesting and original choice, and it has engendered … Continue reading

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Politically correct toothpaste?

If you go into any supermarket in China to buy toothpaste you will soon discover that one of the biggest brands on sale – if not THE biggest brand – is a toothpaste called Darlie. Like it’s competitors, Darlie has … Continue reading

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