Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

We were initially planning to go to Shanghai to celebrate the new year, but as we seem to have been in Shanghai quite a lot recently and are also trying to save money for when we go travelling in a … Continue reading

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Chinese Christmas

Back to school this morning, which is particularly crushing as I’ve swapped my afternoon classes to the morning today so that I can do the exam recording later on this afternoon; this has the unfortunate side effect of my first … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a merry christmas and a good weekend – I will post tomorrow with a full account of how my Chinese Christmas worked out. I’m sure you can’t wait. In the meantime, I leave you with this … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and an interesting Chinese custom has come to light. Christmas is spreading in China, to the point where the Chinese have given Christmas Eve a Chinese name ‘Ping An Ye’. This translates to ‘Safety Night’, which … Continue reading

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My favourite Christmas song

My favourite Christmas song – promise to watch it all.

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Koreans

Apparently a Chinese person’s impression of a Korean person is: “Bonom nomonom nomonom nomonom nomnomnom ssssscimitaaaarrrrr!!!” Now imagine my 4ft Chinese training partner saying that. Puts a light-hearted spin on the North Korea/South Korea situation.

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Chinese electricians

Got back to my apartment last night after a nice, relaxing weekend in Shanghai to find all of my power off. I played around with the fuse box for a bit and realised it was the air con/heater that was … Continue reading

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