I Got My Kicks In 2006

Feckin’ A… I finally have access to the 100+ junk e-mails that have been waiting to be downloaded for the past four days. A big thank you to those Taiwanese deep sea divers working tirelessly to fix this net blackout – it’s still slow as using a Chinese typewriter, but it’s on. Oh… I’d like …

Rock My World

I woke up this morning and my Internet was acting all funny. Chinese sites would load quick as could be, but anything outside of the PRC was as slow as Mao’s second coming. Immediately my mind turned to the worst and I figured that they’d finally done it, they’d finally blocked all content that wasn’t …

Hao Hao Report

Hey, just a quick post regarding my little HHR baby… it’s now got its own domain name and has gone through some cool upgrades. If you’re not too clear on what HHR is, check out the post regarding it at the Lost Laowai blog, or just go visit the site itself at the newly set …

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit: n. An essentially altruistic approach to oral sex adopted by ladies who believe it is better to give than to receive. ie. ‘Henry rather liked his new bird as she displayed the Christmas spirit in abundance, noshing him off three times a day and never asking for anything in return.’

Road To Wedlock Part II: Barely Legal

Gawd, the amount of misplaced search engine traffic I’m going to get from that… So, it’s done. I’m – in the eyes of the People’s Republic of China – married. And here’s the kicker: how many people do you know showed up for their marriage unshowered, unshaved and not having brushed their teeth? Well, to …

Cross Your Fingers and Hope To Fly

Ok, it’s a minute before midnight and I need to be up at 5am to catch a bus to Nanjing – so this needs to be short. Mags and I are off to Nanjing tomorrow to catch a plane to Dalian. Monday morning we head down to Dalian’s marriage licensing office and hopefully settle all …

PayPerPost Update

Hey, I just wanted to do a quick update on the PayPerPost situation. I've been trying out the PPP program for about a month and a half now, and it seems pretty legit. You may have noticed I've been selective of what I post about – as per my initial thoughts for using this program …

Fwd This!

Alright, I like a funny forward as much as the next guy. I got this one this morning and loved it. However, what I cannot understand is how, after a decade of being online in some way, people can still be forwarding fucking chain letters. I should apologize to some of my friends, I am …

Chinese Character Riddle

Hey, so my Chinese learning book (still level one, sigh) has a riddle in part of the homework. I have my suspicions of the answer, but am not sure. As such, I figured I'd post it here and see what you guys have to say (hover over for pinyin): 人有"他"大 天没"他"大 请问"他"是谁? 你也认识"他" My first …

Tenacious Me!

Alright, this is got NOTHING to do with China, but it has everything to do with Jack Black – and surely China needs to appreciate JB a bit more. As do the rest of you! I've been a fan of JB since seeing High Fidelity a few years ago, but I didn't KNOW JB until …