Monthly Archives: March 2009

Shin Nishinomiya Yacht Harbour.

During one of my recent visits to Kobe, I had a bit of time for myself one afternoon. So I took the opportunity, and paid a visit to the Shin Nishinomiya Yacht Harbour just a bit outside of Kobe. The … Continue reading

Posted in Boats and boating, Sailing and Cruising, Travel | 1 Comment

Mensa Invitational.

Here are the winners of this year’s Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational, which once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition: 1. Cashtration (n.): … Continue reading

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A real gem.

Every now and then you come across some brilliant quote. What about this one by Hu Changming, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defence? What has this guy been smoking to think anybody will take this serious in any way? … Continue reading

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Foreign GPS users risk arrest.

From the South China Morning Post this morning. It seems that the paranoia in this country knows no limits. Foreigners using GPS devices on the mainland risk being detained by police or national security agents if they suspect them of … Continue reading

Posted in Censorship, China, Chinese Fascism, Navigation | 5 Comments

Long overdue update on ‘Waratah’.

I had so much trouble with my internet connection, and the Great Firewall of China in the past few weeks. It made it impossible for me to update my blog properly. Finally a chance to post an update and pictures. … Continue reading

Posted in Boats and boating, Dix 43 project | 1 Comment

Fresh Crap.

Only in China…

Posted in China, Chinglish, Funny | 10 Comments