Author Archives: Charles Kirtley

About Charles Kirtley

Have been living in SE Asia and China since 2007. I have an opinion on most every subject, and don't mind sharing them. Lover and collector of worthless facts.

Shenzhen’s Best Street Sweeper

Shenzhen’s best street sweeper works about three blocks on Jingtian Road. I’ve seen him for six years. I don’t know his name, but we pass each other several times a week. We always smile and nod. Why do I consider him … Continue reading

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Living in China. My New Life Awaits

Living in China. My New Life Awaits.

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Living in China. I Know She’s a Pig, but I Love Her Anyway

Living in China. I Know She’s a Pig, but I Love Her Anyway.

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Living in China. Spring Festival Pics

Living in China. Spring Festival Pics.

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Living in China. How To Be Corrupt.

Over the past few months several corrupt officials have been exposed in the online media. A few have been caught by party mechanisms, and by other means. Now with the official Party crackdown on corruption advanced by Xi Jinping, it … Continue reading

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Living in China. A Bureaucrat’s Wet Dream

On January 1, new rules for traffic lights have been imposed in China. The new rules require drivers who fail to stop for yellow lights be issued citations and have points deducted from the licenses. The fines and number of … Continue reading

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Living in China. Grumpy Old Fart

This ill tempered old ass-wipe is a fortune teller who sets up on the sidewalk a few blocks from my house. I asked if I could take his picture. He said no, so I went on by. The next day … Continue reading

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Living in China. December 4, 2012. Cold and Rainy.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30. Bad weather seems to have set in. It was rainy all day, and the weather was cool, though not completely unpleasant. I didn’t go out during the day, but we got together with a few friends for … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 27, 2012. Crappy Weather.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Cool and rainy. The paper said the high today will be 20. Tomorrow’s high will be 19, then it will begin to warm up a bit. Wednesday-s high will be 22. I’m not sure what these numbers … Continue reading

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iPod-less

iPod-less.

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