I hate flying! And I hope that you do too. Cramped spaces mixed with an inability to eat, not to mention the environmental concerns. After having a think about all of this, the environmental impact of my vegetarianism is probably cancelled out by excessive flying. Maybe I should take a career change into developing a […]
Coffee in the morning is an important part of my life. Maybe not particularly healthy but still pretty important. This photo was taken in Tour Les Jours, which despite what the name might lead you to believe is a Chinese brand of coffee shop and also the earliest to open, at 7am.
For those of us who have never been to Asia, one thing (which I believe is common in most Asian cultures) is the 24hr spa. This is something I hadn’t even heard of until my second year living here and I can say that it has changed my life. The spas, or hot springs as […]
New years eve 2018. The weather was incredible today in Beijing. No smog and blue skies. This is the number one place in China where Chinese people can’t comprehend how a foreigner can speak some Chinese. Always interesting!
As far as I’m concerned anyway. This is a fold up solar panel that I made. 15v and about 1.5ah. One of the perks of living in China is the abundance of cheap parts to make this kind of stuff. I’m going to make a bigger one and attach it to my electric scooter. You […]
This photo was taken by 天河潭 tian1he2tan2. 天河潭 is a network of beautiful caves in Guizhou province. For this post however, I decided that the church was more beautiful, even though it was unexpected. I was surprised when I first moved to Guiyang as there are a large number of Christians compared to Beijing where […]
One part of China that I am yet to get used to is the gym culture and opening times of gyms here. Back home in the UK I was a member of a 24 hour gym. This was great as it meant going before work and not thinking about it for the rest of the […]
Not something that is seen often in China. I saw a Russian orchestra play. I didn’t know any of the music or who were playing it. The new Russian Ochestra. That is unless I translated it wrong.
Right, So last two months ago I said that this website would be updated more often and it was not. So here we go, I thought I would start with a fantastic piece of Chinese learning software that I use everyday in my quest for Chinese fluency. It is called The Chairman’s Bao and it […]
Alas, the website hasn’t been updated since the end of last year. A new beginning though!!!! I need somewhere to collate information about translation work that I’m doing so what better place eh? You’ll find a new section that I’ve added dedicated to translation work and the method that I use. Please take a look. […]