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Things for the new leadership to consider

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

It’s the middle of our last night and I can’t sleep. I might not post this come morning when there’s light, but for now, a few complaints...

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Disco and dumplings

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Current Blog, Shanghai Diary | 0 comments

  The Chinese elderly are the most vibrant seniors I have ever seen, although our guide Babbitt pointed out that I am only seeing the...

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Waffles in hoisin sauce

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

It’s our last full day in Shanghai today (a Sunday) and we’re going to spend it going into town and seeing the Shanghai...

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After the flags were taken down

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

I just returned from two nights in Suzhou where our friend works for a university. Suzhou is known as the Garden City and it has...

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Miao Miao and the illicit kiss

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

We recently took a China Eastern Airlines flight to Chengdu to visit the Giant Panda breeding centre. Chengdu, our young guide Simpson...

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Sunday painters etc.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

A few days ago we walked through the bookstore section of Shanghai and found we were in the art supplies section as well: stores carrying...

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