Monthly Archives: September 2012

Living in China. Chinese Food.

It occurred to me that if I took Sea into a Chinese restaurant in America she wouldn’t know it was Chinese, the food is so different. Below is a typical dinner sea prepares for 5 people. Below is a picture … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 7, 2012. More Quiet Days

It’s been very quiet, so I don’t have much news. Vivian’s father came in to stay with her, so she’s not been bringing the baby over during the day. On the 2nd she took us out to lunch at a … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 28-30, 2012. Sea’s Birthday

  FRIDAY AFTERNOON Tomorrow, July 28, is Sea’s birthday. When the rain let up bit I went to the bank to get some cash. My old bank still didn’t accept my card, so I went to my backup bank and … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 27, 2012. Rain.

  The financial arrangement I have with Sea is she pays the rent, and I pay for everything else. I usually get 2000 Yuan out of the ATM for her to spend. When she gets down to 2-300 Yuan we … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 18-19, 2012. Trip Plans.

  JULY 18. This morning I was awakened at 05:30 by a giant thunder clap. We were having a bad storm. I knew I wouldn’t go back to sleep so I got up and turned on the computer to do … Continue reading

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Living in China. July, 17, 2012. Hong Kong.

Sunday I had to go to Hong Kong to get my visa updated. Big mistake. The stores here are all open on Sunday and the checkpoint was a mad house. Chinese people like to shop in Hong Kong because a … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 11, 2012. A Scary Experience

  Had a scary experience yesterday. I usually keep a few Yuan with me for small personal expenses while I’m out alone. I mostly buy an occasional snack, something at chess club, some ice cream, or a beer ot two … Continue reading

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Living in China. Let China Be Chinese

Recently there have been calls for legislation concerning civil behavior in Shenzhen. The question is what constitutes civil behavior, who decides, and how will it be enforced? Will it be based on public consensus or bureaucratic dictate? How will these … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 8, 2012.

There was another article in the paper about the new H.K. Univ. Hospital. It costs 130 Yuan (about $20.50 USD) for a visit. People are complaining because that’s higher than other hospitals. I should explain that people here don’t have … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 6, 2012.

It looks like it’s going to be hot and sunny today. Vivian’s coming by with the baby. The two of them plus Sea will be going out to shop for baby stuff. So I’ll be on my own for a … Continue reading

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