Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Culture’

Zhao Qing – Chinese Culture and Familial Obligations in a Chinese Village

May 3rd, 2010
A map of where Zhao Qing is in China and relative to Shenzhen

So as a favor to my father I filled his shoes over this labor day weekend at my ancestral village in Zhao Qing (肇庆). The following is an account of the events that transpired in a humorous, reverent, and at times frustrated tone. You try explaining to every relative you run into (that's basically the ...

Tombsweeping in Hong Kong

April 26th, 2010
A Hall in the first tomb

There's about 1000 spaces on each side of this hall - can you smell the money? :) - probably not the smell of incense is quite potent My Grandmother and Grandfather - the picture was recently updated to include both of them. Some people gathered outside waiting for their turn to bow and make offerings to their ...

Chinese Corner – Social Media in China

November 24th, 2009
Chinese corner wine and cheese

Yep so I've been working on developing this event as attendance has been dwindling lately. That, and the fact that it now has potential to net me some money in the long run. I've been learning a lot the past several months promoting through various avenues. Little things like... not to take for granted how ...

Thieves in China

November 13th, 2009
thieves in china

It's an all too common occurence in China even today - theft. My last victim this past weekend was my electric scooter. I suppose it was my fault for placing it where the parking lot camera was poorly supported by area lighting. My fault for not having purchased a more massive bike lock from outside ...

Chinese Girls – Careful!

October 10th, 2009
chinese girl

Now wait just a minute - I'm not going to go off on some kind of ignorant man-rant. This entry is simply a reiteration of a warning I hear over and over again about Chinese girls from those I care about in my life and what I believe we should take away from them. For anyone ...

Stealing Internet

September 27th, 2009
stealing internet

In Macao trying my hand at a little low level gambling (I only have 200RMB in my pocket.) At the hotel they charge for internet - thought they were nice enough to include a 15 minute free access card with our room card. Gee thanks! You also need to go down to the lobby to ...

Noise

September 20th, 2009
I hate Noise!

It's a developing trend I've been noticing in my communication with others, and my preference for communications from others. Is what your saying useful? If it's not why are you bothering to say it in the first place. If what you say serves absolutely no purpose that either you nor the intended listener can immediately ...

Baby Eating? or Korean Propoganda?

August 10th, 2009
Chinese Baby Eating

Last Sunday as my "Chinese Corner" came to a close one of my buddies pulled up an interesting set of pictures from several different online sources. The pictures were associated with articles claiming that Babies were being eaten in China - there were claims that eating fetuses would increase ones fertility. The pictures were disturbing ...

Study Aches & A Little Software History

June 24th, 2009
Powerword Chinese/English Dictionary Software

So I began well intended, looking for some software that would translate chinese text to english when placing your cursor over the text in any application or webpage. The winning candidate turns out to be one Powerword created by Kingsoft a Chinese based software company which has been combating Microsoft on various fronts for more ...

Blogger on China’s Bad List + Begger Rant

June 16th, 2009

Bye Bye Blogger *sniff* This is old news at this point but for those of you that are unaware blogger has been being blocked in China for somewhere in the neighborhood of a month. Proxies are allowing me to access and post at this point. I have plans to relocate this blog to my own domain ...