Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chinese people don’t wait in line at the bus stop

As Groucho Marx said, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”

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Goofy not allowed?

Notice that the black dog illustration lives above the red stripe, and thus it’s probably not the local authorities who have the fine sense of humor and whimsy.

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Door of the week

Prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, which is a reminder of just how young China’s university system is. Writer Lu Xun, called the father of modern Chinese fiction, wrote that his choice to enter China’s … Continue reading

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Sweet potato prawns

Light and crispy on the outside, plump and juicy on the inside. Easy on the eyes. Sweeter on the taste buds. You ain’t gonna find this at Panda Express.

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I could have sworn …

… she was selling umbrellas on this bridge a couple days ago.

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A Buddhist monk, a Daoist monk, and Confucius …

… walk into a bar. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

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They’re real, and they’re spectacular

At least, I think they’re real. MacBook Airs, iPads, and iPhones as far as the “i” can see at the official Apple store in the Sanlitun area of Beijing. You may have heard of the fake Apple stores in Kunming, … Continue reading

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