Tag Archives: Shenzhen

Study Chinese, Learn English: Signs in China

Where’s a mirror when you need one? Whether or not you’ve visited China, you may have seen photos from that part of the world.  Half of the time, the photos might be of pollution – in which case, have fun … Continue reading

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Fried Mantou with Condensed Milk (China)

When much of the world thinks of Chinese food, do bread, dairy and dessert often come to mind?  I’m not even referring to ingredients or dishes from hundreds or thousands of years ago, or Chinese restaurant kitchens adapted to local … Continue reading

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You Win Some, You Lose Some. In This Case, Darwin Lost.

A friend of mine who was teaching in Shenzhen, China at the time tipped me off to a fascinating series of exhibits at the city’s science museum (in Chinese; it seems to have moved, and is now by the intersection … Continue reading

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Checking In and Putting Out: Shenzhen’s Conception Hotel

Normally, I’d come to this neighborhood to get street kebabs, apples and qiegao.  That’s all good and well, and mostly harmless (except maybe towards my digestive system), but when I’m not at home, I tend to look up.  That’s when … Continue reading

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General Tso’s 8th Floor Walk-Up: Rotisserie Realtors in China

Walking by real estate offices in China might make you wonder.  Wonder what? Now that’s the important question.  The men are usually outside dun’ing, that is, squatting, at the edge of a step, in addition to smoking and texting, often at … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cheese? China’s Convinced

First, thanks to everyone for helping me reach 5000 detourists (visitors)!  Have you enjoyed the journey thus far? I can’t remember the last time I ate American cheese, which according to wisegeek.com isn’t even cheese, but if it’s unhealthy, makes … Continue reading

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Stuffed animals, video games and cigarettes: Chinese claw machines

Claw machines aren’t something I have fond memories of at any point in my life.  (Link thanks to clawmachinesdirect.com)  If you are unfamiliar with the premise, you first rob your parent or guardian of all of their silver coins, hasten … Continue reading

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