Monthly Archives: May 2007

Chinglish (3)

Kim from East-West Station (I like that blog, by the way) posted this nice reflection on ‘English, with Chinese characteristics’, commonly known as Chinglish.

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I traveled to Nantong in Jiangsu province today, together with 2 colleagues from work. We visited customers at two shipyards, Nantong Tongde and Nantong Hantong shipyard. Both yards have many new projects for the offshore industry, like pipe laying vessels, … Continue reading

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Robbing geniuses

Banks, graft, and corruption go together like a horse and carriage, not only in China, but also in other ‘developing nations’. But every now and then you run into these bizarre ‘only in China’ stories. Like those two bright little … Continue reading

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Now THIS is useful stuff…

How could I have done without my daily capsule of Vigor-Joy stuffed up my arse, and all these ‘extreme small molecules’ entering my ‘ppostatits’? For best results to be taken in combination with Fukitol, like the happy guy in the … Continue reading

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Bad China Day?

When you have the feeling that it’s just all a bit too much for one day…

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Expense records and cheap sluts

Everybody who has worked a while in China is familiar with the culture of expense records and ‘fapiaos’ for everything here. From taxi rides to lunches with customers, from purchases of office equipment to ‘entertainment’ in KTV bars, for everything … Continue reading

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Hit and run on the high seas

This article was in the South China Morning Post today. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Anger over ship deaths as relatives visit China AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE in Seoul The families of South Korean sailors missing after an alleged “hit and run” incident … Continue reading

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