Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grumble, grumble, grumble – signs in China lost in translation

I haven’t a clue what this is advertising, but what I do know is my stomach and intestine don’t talk – they grumble!

Posted in Strange signs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Diary of Ma Yan – the life of a Chinese schoolgirl

In 2001, a French journalist Pierre Haski and others were travelling through the province of Ningxia in northern China together with the Chinese photographer Wang Zheng who came from that region, in preparation for an exhibition destined for Nice.  Their … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Armed and dangerous….

That’s me, and the danger is to myself, specifically my fingers! I first saw a Chinese cleaver many years ago, but to tell the truth I never imagined myself using one. Why not? well, because I thought that there was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A fishy fashion accessory

‘You can’t take a goldfish for a walk…’  So goes the line in the old song ‘How much is that doggy in the window?’…but in China you CAN take a goldfish for a walk.  At the moment there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments