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18
Sep
2010
ESL for Shopkeepers E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Mary Higgins
Look, if you don’t speak English and you absolutely want to hawk your crap on unsuspecting tourists in Xi'an, then you really need to work on expanding your bursting two word vocabulary. I’m not trying to be tough on you. I really enjoyed our conversation today. You don’t remember it? Let me recap it for You:

You: Look! Look! Look! OK! OK! Look! Look! Look! OK! OK! OK! OK! Look! Look! Look! OK! Look! OK! Look! OK! Look! OK! Look! Look! Look! OK! OK! Look! Look! Look! Look! OK! Look! Look! Look! OK! Look! Look! Look! Look! OK! Look! OK! Look! Look! Look! Look! Me: (blank stare of disbelief)
I dig that you are a motivated seller and follow me as I told you politely and ever-so-unpolitely in seven different languages that I don’t want any.

 
25
Aug
2010
Reality Check E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Bro Fan
These days I never seem to have nearly as much time as I used to to randomly drift around the internet, catching up with some of the quality blogs that are out there. Since I’m no longer doing a desk job here in Xi'an like I was in HK, the temptation to waste an hour or three of the day never rears its head.

Good in a way, I guess, but it’s been a while since I’ve been able to find out what’s going on in the more interesting corners of the globe, and challenge the idea firmly held by all women that any guy who has anything at all to do with the internet must immediately be a first class geek or soap dodger extraordinaire with halitosis. Plus the fact that the Chinese government won’t let me onto Blogspot sites, Facebook and Youtube, plus an ever increasing number of other platforms, just in case a rash spate of personal opinions breaks out within the country - and who knows where that might lead.

 
25
Aug
2010
Misconceptions E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Jim Kirk
Chinese, Japanese, Korean. Over the past two years I’ve spent a fair few hours with these mainstays of east Asia and been exposed to assorted cultural phenomena, some of which have left me at a complete loss. Anyone who tasted even the smallest bit of China will know it is a land of extremes: weird and wonderful, infuriating and endearing, rich and poor, snow and sand, meticulously organised and hopelessly remiss, socially open and politically closed, irritatingly predictable and eternally elusive, unnecessarily bureaucratic and erm… unnecessarily bureaucratic. It provokes similarly extreme responses from those who experience it, the kind of place you either love or hate. Yet those who hate China can’t help but find it interesting, and those who love at times want to crush it beneath their feet. Is it possible to actually ‘get’ China? Despite the claims of some, the answer is resolutely no. There are certain aspects of Chinese culture that are completely unfathomable to those who have not grown up with them or in the shadow of them.

 
09
Aug
2010
Dirty but not-so-secret... E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Mary Higgins
Well, we saw the World Cup, which has kept much of China up til the wee hours watching (and even dying for) a sporting competition in which they have no involvement. You can't blame their lame-ass commentators for being a bit miffed that countries with a fraction of China's population are in the competition, when China, with its 1.3 billion people, is unable to find 11 blokes who are half-decent at kicking a footy around a field for 90 minutes.

I was thinking about this rather odd situation the other day, and then the realization struck me: China are crap at team sports. In individual pursuits, they do ok. China performs well in gymnastics, diving…ping pong…um…badminton. However, when it comes to a group of people actually cooperating to meet a common objective, China fails dismally. Soccer? Basketball? Forget it.

 
21
Jul
2010
HIV in China E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Mia Duncan
A Growing problem. As many people know, December 1st is International AIDS awareness day. So as a way of preparing for that day I have decided to write about the latest AIDS statistics relating to China. Right now there are an estimated 650,000 people living with HIV in China, with many more unaware that they have been infected. This year saw a 30% increase in the number of new cases reported. According to the Ministry Of Health there were 183,733 new-recorded victims of this virus.

Should we start to panic here? Should we worry? Well the answer is both yes and no. First we should look at the history of the epidemic in China. Back in the mid 1980's the sale of blood was very common and a popular way of making money. Many people living in the rural areas were so poor that they would sell their blood for what was at that time, a more than reasonable price. This blood went unchecked and was often contaminated with other viruses besides HIV.

 
21
Jul
2010
China Mobile Madness E-mail
City Life - Blogs & Columns
Written by Mia Duncan
If you were asked to name an invention which has changed the way we live today, you would probably answer with either the car, the computer or the mobile phone. The mobile phone is my topic for this post! First, there is no difference between a "Mobile" and a "Cellular" telephone. They are merely different names given to the same object.

I purchased my first mobile phone way back in 1996. At that time the mobile market was just beginning to flourish, with much smaller, compact devices being manufactured. But still you could only really use them for making voice calls. However all that was about to change because also in 1996 a new service was introduced which quickly became popular. The S-M-S.

 
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