Tag Archives: Shenzhen

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. 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 19, 2012. Quiet

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11. It was very cool this morning. I might have to break out my long pants soon. I woke up at 04:30 and tried unsuccessfully to go back to sleep, but was unsuccessful, so I got up at … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 10, 2012. Election Loss

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012. Had dinner with Robert last night. We went to the same outdoor Muslim place we went before. We had a lot of grilled lamb and various veggies. One thing we got was a plate of chilled … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 6, 2012. Flute and Fruit

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4. Another bright and comfortably cool day. Vivian and Eleven spent the day with us again. They came by about 09:30. Edison slept all morning. At 12:30 when I went out he was still in bed. Took a … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 3, 2012. Another Party.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30. Night. Went to dinner with Sea’s ex-boss who is in town for a few days. She’s kind of cute, and Sea says she’s quite rich. She owns two apartments in Beijing and three in Shenzhen. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 31, 2012. Walking Around.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29. Had dinner with some friends last night. We went to a Szechuan style place. It is OK, but not really good. One of the girls ordered, so that might have something to do with it. She ordered … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 23, 2012. Sidewalk Haircut, Eating, and Walking.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21. Got up a little later than usual (07:00) after being out so late the night before. Sat down at the computer and wrote yet another piece for the Shenzhen Daily before 10:00. I’ve been very prolific lately, … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 15-19, 2012. A Little Socializing

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. The girls and I had dinner with my friend Robert last night. He is full Chinese but was born in New Zealand. He lives in the Louhou district which is very nice, very busy. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Living in China. September 21, 2012.

It’s been very quiet here lately. I have little to report. We’ve had a few get togethers with friends and I’ve been going to chess club. Every afternoon I take my walks. I’m still exploring the new neighborhood. Edison went … Continue reading

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