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CHINA | Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | Views [357]

Two and a half years is a loooong time between blog posts, holy hector... I'm back in China!  Sort of.  I'm in Chengdu for 2 weeks, then rollin the UK for some PhD research action.  Yes, a lot has happened in the last 2-and-a-half flangdang years.... Read more >


CHINA | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [714] | Comments [4]

Gawsh. Well, the last blog-related thing I did was move back to Worldnomads, which was last week. Since then I've dumped all my old bloggathons, and it's turned out whack coz I don't know why. Anyhow. You're probably wondering about the title ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Back! Possibly...

CHINA | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [781] | Comments [1]

Hey y'all, I'm thinkin' about comin back to Worldnomads coz gouglge groups ain't all it was cracked out to be...  So I'll try to transfer all my googlegroups stuff over dis way, and if it's not too painful, I shall from henceforth cease use of evilgoogle ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


CHINA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [587]

Whooooah!  The last time I posted a blog on this blog (?) was the freakin' 16th of October!  What the heck has happened to me??? Oh.  That's right.  I've become used to this place.  Seeing a bicycooter trundle past with a 4-metre-high load of crap ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Bin a while

CHINA | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [367]

Heyo folks, one thousand of apologies for the immense delay.  There is no excuse.  There has just been nothing going on!  Seriously!  Life's hit the day-to-day monotony of life as an English teacher in China (!!!), and if there were something interesting to ... Read more >

Tags: Snow

National Day Week Part II - The Two 'cycooters

CHINA | Saturday, 6 Oct 2007 | Views [551]

I will start today's blog by generating some hate-mail with the following statement:   FRANCE - 20    ALL BLACKS - 18   Let the hate-mail flow!   Riiight, anyhow, lemme continue the National Day story from the last post. (It ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

National Day Week Part I - Fellowship of the Flang

CHINA | Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | Views [793]

Monday the first of October is National Day in China. Therefore, this place being the coolness that it is, they give you the week off. Now, why on Earth couldn't they think of something as cool as that in New Zealand/Australia/everywhere else? ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Ernesto and The Crickets.

CHINA | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [630]

Intrigued by the title? Yeersss. Well, nothing much has happened this week. So I decided to spend some of this post discussing the menagerie that is becoming our apartments. Hmm, where to start... Ah yes, giant spiders. Once upon a time, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


CHINA | Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Views [568]

WARNING: This post contains facts (mostly), unlike other posts, which have been over-inflated reports of misdemeanours which, in their original forms, hardly qualified as newsworthy articles. However, this post contains no lies. Ok, that ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


CHINA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [539] | Comments [1]

Hey y'all, I'm splitting from worldnomads coz it's a li'l too painful to use in China... so instead I've switched to the only thing that works at speed around here, and it's google! So, if you want more action than a sock full of mung beans, go to:... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Slow tango of the hotpot bot trot

CHINA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [2221] | Comments [9]

6:30am, and would you believe it, I'm awake. Yesterday we started Chinese classes with our teacher, Liz (named changed to prevent severe embarrassment.) She's awesome. This chick has been Peace Corps trained, and we have heard that Peace Corps Chinese ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Ode to a bicycooter

CHINA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [781] | Comments [2]

I am getting slower with these posts. Flang. It's not coz there's nothing happening. There is a-plenty a-happening! No, the reason for my reduced drivel-output is quite simple... I am busy trying to learn how to teach English! I have 16 units ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

This is a what.

CHINA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [609] | Comments [1]

Sorry for the long post folks! It's day three now, and my first class is only two and a half hours away. Am I nervous? *%#* yes. Why am I nervous? Here's the story to date. Day #1 (Monday) Okay so ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Sacre Blieu!

CHINA | Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | Views [754] | Comments [2]

Sorry for being a bit delayed with posting stuff, peoples... Linds and I have been doing our TEFL course in anticipation of starting work pretty dang soon.  In fact, I start work this afternoon!  And believe me, having to face a hectic schedule ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

The goodness, and then some

CHINA | Saturday, 1 Sep 2007 | Views [2106] | Comments [1]

Upon reviewing some of the garbage I've been writing so far, I've noticed that I have been a bit negative in describing my experience in China, and therefore give the impression I ain't having fun. This is entirely untrue. This place has been more ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Disabiliry Sigh

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | Views [880] | Comments [5]

It's Thursday now, and Linds and I are gettin' nicely settled into out apartments. Heck, Linds has even managed to clean hers. I like to think that apartments self-clean every few weeks or so, kinda like hair does. Of course, I am no longer ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Day 2 Chendu

CHINA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Views [627] | Comments [1]

Ho flang, quite a lot has happened since the end of the taxi saga. I'll have to do a one-two-skip-a-few here and just say that we made it to Chengdu safe an' sound, no issues with luggage, and our SNU (Sichuan Normal University) contact was there ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


CHINA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [739] | Comments [5]

Ok, so we take the taxi to the Macau/Zhouhai border. No sweat. As soon as we hop outta the taxi, we are beset by a very demanding porter, who insist he takes our luggage for him. This dude is at least 120 years old. Of course, such a service is ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

The end of Macau

CHINA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [787] | Comments [1]

Well, it's sunday now, and we're just about done with Macau. Next stage of the journey is... Chengdu! Via Zhuhai airport though, so we gotta negotiate with all of our luggage to get to the Macau border, then do everything possible to avoid stairs.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Old blog

CHINA | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Views [666]

Thursday, August 23, 2007 Holy flang! Ok, remember that comment I made a few hours ago about this place I'm staying being an internet-less gulag? I take it back. Completely. This place has net, and I am currently writing this post from there! ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

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