Monthly Archives: November 2016

Incy Wincy Chinese Spider….

I am not an Arachnophobe; I don’t really mind spiders and am not terrified of them – to be honest that does not mean I would like a whole lot of them crawling all over me – but on the … Continue reading

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English olive-ball game: Rugby in China

The Chinese word for Rugby is   英式 橄榄球 (yingshi gan lan qiu)ie: ‘English Olive-ball game’- obviously because the ball is the shape of an olive. It has not been a particularly popular game here compared with other Western sports such … Continue reading

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20 iPhones = 1 house, really?

Over the past week there has been much chit-chat on Chinese social media about a young woman living and working in Shenzhen who figured out a novel way of raising the deposit to buy a house in the countryside. As … Continue reading

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