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gin

So because you've all been good and haven't asked about the gin, I'll explain. A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine, who we'll call R. for the purposes of this post, went back to America. He's got some stuff to take care of there, like getting a new arm...

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Japan

Well, I was going to comment on an article about Shinzo Abe, but I thought, bugger it, I don't have the energy right now. But then this article provided a wee energy boost: "A Japanese filmmakerhas announced plans to make a documentary saying that the...

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just another boring post

What a brilliant day. So I wake up feeling not too good, but that is typical for me in the morning. I went about the usual daily routine, thinking that after breakfast and the usual 50-odd litres of tea I'd perk up. It wasn't perking that upped, though....

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an unimaginative headline

Interesting. A TEFL course for foreign teachers in Shenzhen. "Shenzhen has launched its first training program for foreign teachers, amid complaints that some lack proper qualifications. Thirtyforeign teachers from public and private schools attended...

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bandwidth? what's that?

Bloody China bloody Unicom. I just tried to upload a photo onto my flickr and eventually just gave up. It's a combination of a rather large photo and a serious lack of bandwidth, like trying to squeeze an overweight elephant into a Mini. When we bought...

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arghhhh

So I get the first ever comment on this blog, from one Julie, saying "J'aime bcp ce blog". I think, cool, thanks. But then I follow the link to her website, which claims to be able to increase my powers of seduction if only I'll leave my email. Brilliant....

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bugger

So here I was safe and happy in the knowledge I only have one class per week, and what happens? I sneeze all over my screen, that's what! Oh, and they wake me up from a nap to give me a new timetable. Bad news first, it's always better to get the worst...

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frustration

So I now only have one class a week. That's the grand total of two hours work a week. Well, two teaching hours, which means 2 x 45 minutes, so really only an hour and a half. But... And there is a really big BUT here. All my good classes have finished....

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political fun and games

Thanks to Matt at No Borders No Limits, I come across two quizzes that allegedly measure your political beliefs. Weird. The first is far too strongly American to be of much use to anyone who isn't, but I tried it anyway, clicking on the 'political philosophy'...

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Christianity in China

At Beijing Review (http://www.bjreview.com.cn) I found a couple of interesting articles about Christianity in China. Yeah, sure, they should be discussing the evils of Christianity, right? I mean, BJ Review is a government publication, and good Communists...

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