Tag Archives: Life In China

Asia’s Expat Stigma

In every type of social group out there, there is always social stigma, competition and one-upmanship at play. For middle class suburbanites it may be how many varieties of organic kelp or hand made fair trade mugs you own, for … Continue reading

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Taxi of Death

I like to think that I’m a reasonably brave individual, not quite John McClain but somewhere in that region. However, even to this day I remember the first taxi I took in Beijing. I got into the front passenger seat … Continue reading

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Stroke That Funky Leg Hair, White Boy

In my four year tenure in this country I’ve seen it all. I’ve been laughed at, pointed at, talked about, I’ve had my leg hair stroked by strangers, I get gawked at for being able to use chopsticks on an … Continue reading

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Run In With an Oddball

The other night a friend and I decided to head to a beer garden and drink al fresco. It’s a nice way to spend a summer evening here. That is, unless you get talking to the guy that I ended … Continue reading

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The Beijing Bikini

The Beijing Bikini When the summer heat flares up in China, a strange and unsightly phenomenon occurs. This phenomenon has been given the name “Beijing Bikini” (BB). For those of you who are expecting beautiful Asian women in bikinis, I … Continue reading

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Changes

I’ve basically not been in the mood to blog for the majority of July. It’s hot, our air conditioner broke, I’ve been busy at work and a myriad of other bullshit that’s just made me want to do nothing with … Continue reading

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“Brazilian” BBQ

Our work team has recently had a few new members added into the mix, and so in the name of creating team spirit, our company gave our team some money and told us to go and bond by whatever means … Continue reading

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