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interesting...

This is not the kind of article I would've expected on a PRC government website, but still, it's there, and it discusses an exhibition of Mainland broadcasts intercepted in Taiwan. The exhibition is being held in the Taiwan Radio Museum, which apparently:...

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snowed under

I really should be marking assignments. This is taking too long. Trouble is, four classes of thirty-something, pushing fourty students each, and most of the students really are not up to university-level English writing.... Well, they are IT majors, so...

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fog, still

This morning didn't so much dawn as wade through the thick fog that is still shrouding Beijing. I thought I'd woken up absurdly early, it was so dark, but checked the time and saw that it was actually quite a reasonable time to be awake. Not good. Very...

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this is quite a "wow"

Women's rugby in Iran? You could not be blamed for never having thunk such a thing could be possible, but.... Now, I have to say that I have only ever met one Iranian woman in my life, and that kinda freaked me out. It freaked me out because even though...

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fog

As if yesterday's fog wasn't bad enough... When I got up at 6:30 this morning it looked like it was still midnight, or as if we'd suddenly been fast-forwarded to mid-winter. I stumbled into the lounge room and looked out the window... or tried to. Yesterday...

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Doctor Huang

On the way into the market this afternoon I was accosted once again by the little, old but tough lady who tried to persuade me to stock up on haws lest my brain explode in a tangled mess of aneurysm soup. She saw me coming as I turned the corner and headed...

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live on CCTV 1 (via HLJ)

Well, it's not live, it's rebroadcast on CCTV 1's Network News: I'm watching now on CCTV 1 news (via Heilongjiang TV- remember, the CCTV 1 Network News broadcast is broadcast on a wide variety of provincial and local channels, many of which are available...

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大红果

In the market half an hour ago, as I was walking away from my beer seller, an old lady grabbed a hold of me and started jabbering away. My reactions were a bit slow, concentrating, as I was, on getting my bike down onto the flat with out the weight of...

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麻烦

I spent a good part of this morning helping some of my colleagues fill in some [unnecessary adjectives removed] registration form for the local cop shop. Why? Because the boss and gk have decided that I'm the only one with good enough Chinese and reliable...

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