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Beijing Service Industry

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Danwei just pointed me to a website that entertained me for 5 minutes. Club Lee in Beijing, where the girls will delight your stay.
Just some random quotes from their website.

Not many of our staffs speak English, but after all we aren’t a talking club, right?
No sexual acts are permitted by Chinese Law. (Prostitution is illegal, […]

The Origin of Chinese Gambling

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Chinese love to gamble. The Chinese government is less happy with this so they are clamping down on gambling in the mainland. On the other hand they endorse gambling in Macao. It’s a strange world. Read more in this article from the LA Times . The most intriguing and telling quote about gambling but at […]

Wei… Wei… Wei aka Phone Etiquette in China

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

The phone rings. I pick it up and say, “Wei”. That’s what you do in
China. It means something like “Anybody there” or “Can you hear me”.
“Wei”, the person on the other side reacts. My Chinese is not that
fluent but I tend to give the conversation a go. Maybe I learn
something. My answer […]

My First Hongbao

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

It’s 21:00 when we arrive in
Chengdu. Chinese New Year’s Eve. A
taxiride of 25 minutes and I enter the house of the parents of my
girlfriend. It’s the first time they will see the white face that has
become part of their daughters life. My Chinese is not non-existent but
Chengdu hua (local slang) is something I […]

Chinese Poetry in Pictures

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Lost on the internet I came across this wonderful forum for Chinese photographers. (Thanks to the Liuzhou Blog which directed me here)
Just go there, sit back, think of the Chinese Characters as poetry, scroll down slowly and let the pictures amaze you. There are 153 pages at the time of writing. It’s […]

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