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    28 décembre 2005 ( #chrislzh )

    我介绍我自己: 我叫 Chris , 我是新西兰人。 我在新西兰奥塔哥大学学了法语和法国的文学。我住中国差不多六年。 我现在在天津的一个高中教英语。但是我想回北京。 Il me semble que je peux ecrire en francais, mais sans aucun accent, sauf le grave. J’ai cherche, ma is je n’ai pas trouve l’aigu, le cedilla, das Umlaut, etc. Mon ordinateur...

  • catastrophe

    10 janvier 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    À Tianjin, pas loin de mon lycée, il y a un restaurant qui s’appelle 百饺园 (le jardin de cent jiaozi (dumplings)). Hier, nous, les profs é trangers, voulaient f ê ter le fin du semestre, et, car nous aimons tous ce restaurant , nous y est all é . MAIS..........

  • china fta coverage

    08 avril 2008 ( #etudes )

    So I didn't get time to finish all I wanted to do on this post this morning, and promised I'd get back to it this afternoon. Well, the day's classes are over, the housework is done, and so here goes.... I found three articles on Xinhuanet this morning,...

  • serenity

    14 avril 2008 ( #rambling )

    Lately events in far-off lands have been bugging me. There's stuff I want to write about, but this frustration, disgust and anger with events far away which have no direct impact on my life and which, of course, I have absolutely no control over, has...

  • beginning

    27 décembre 2005 ( #chrislzh )

    So I apologise for the lack of French in an otherwise Francophone part of the internet. I need a back-up for my regular blog, www.livejournal.com/users/chriswaugh_bj/, which is not always accessible from where I am. I'll get things sorted out as soon...

  • 2

    28 décembre 2005 ( #chrislzh )

    So now that I have a blog on a French service, I suppose I should figure out how to make my Chinese computer type French. English and Chinese it can manage just fine, but, although most of the appropriate accents appear on the keyboard, I have yet to...

  • whinge

    29 décembre 2005 ( #chrislzh )

    Grâce à l’ aide d’un computer whizz anglais, j’ai finalement trouv é tout les accents don t j’ai besoin. Maintenant je peux é crire vraiment en français. 真他妈的麻烦的一个天 . Aujourd’hui il n’y avait plus d’ é lecticit é au dortoir des profs é trangers. Et parce...

  • Yanqing

    04 janvier 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Ahhh, Yanqing, where you can see your breath inside and if there were a fridge, I’d put my beers inside to stop them freezing. Well, the bit about the beers is a bit of an exaggeration. Let’s just say that even though the crate is inside the house, the...

  • from the village

    17 janvier 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    So now I’m the proud owner of an 爱国者 DC-V60 digital camera. Well, it’s giving me a bit of trouble at the moment, but I’m sure that’ll be sorted out when I get used to its little quirks and figure out how to use it properly. The two biggest problems, one...

  • baijiu is bad

    02 février 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Happy Year of the Dog! Spring Festival here passed pretty much as per normal. A big meal, plenty of jiaozi, more baijiu than is generally healthy (but not too much), fireworks, one of which blew my hand up, then in the following few days, visiting relatives,...

  • bloody hell

    06 février 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Bloody hell. I had a good time earlier this afternoon. We wandered up the mountainside a short way- only as far as the irrigation channel- but, and this, unfortunately has been rare this winter, the weather was so incredibly clear that we could see the...

  • toujours vivant

    22 février 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    I'm not as morbid as the title may suggest. But yes, I am still alive, despite the long period of silence. I'm back in Tianjin after a beautiful month in the countryside and four not so beautiful days in Changzhou. I'm supposed to be working, but I have...

  • I hate job hunting

    01 mars 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    I really hate job hunting. Really, truly hate it. Thing is, here in China you’ve got this weird bit of strangeness thrown into the whole humiliating, dehumanizing process of prostituting yourself in front of possible future employers. My experience last...

  • back

    12 mars 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    My computer has been seriously ill, and so has spent most of the last week in hospital. It's back now, and in passable health, but there is still a long way to go until complete recovery. More about my computer's illness can be found on my live journal....

  • strange surveys and oddly written articles

    24 mars 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    http://www.china.org.cn/english/2006/Mar/163147.htm So they did a survey of AIDS awareness among college students in China. It's the usual story, although the stats seem a little more positive than the last such report I saw. But there was one line which...

  • z

    27 mars 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    I just discovered that I have Word 2003 (of some variety) installed in my computer.... I tried a couple of the French accents, and only one of them worked. I dunno what I should do about this. More importantly: On the weekend, I acquired the coolest ever...

  • graduations, a trip to Hell and other things

    04 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    So I’m back in Beijing . Back in Wudaokou, actually, which is proving to be a little weird. Moved back on Friday. I wasn’t so happy to discover that our new apartment is in the teaching building, with a classroom across the corridor and offices downstairs,...

  • WE WON

    09 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!! 32-12, if I remember rightly, not a bad score at all, especially considering Aussie scored the first try. And it was a pretty good try, too, I have to admit. But the All Blacks very quickly came back to take control of the game and...

  • nouvelle ordinateur

    15 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Lenovo. Hey, it must be good, Ronaldinho advertises it. So we went to get my old Tsinghua Tongfang computer fixed today. On the way back, we bought a new Lenovo. Decent model, pretty good deal. It's got to be one of the weirder impulse buys I've ever...

  • A Week in Changping

    21 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Monday afternoon: Changping really is a dump. Well, I can’t really rip the place off too much, I’ve only spent four days here and most of that time has been spent either working or hiding in my apartment. But what I’ve seen of outside doesn’t really inspire...

  • another week in Changping

    28 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Monday lunchtime: So I’m back in Changping. Brilliant. Now it seems I have no tv at all. It died last Thursday afternoon. And there’s still no phone, of course. Good thing I brought some books with me. On Saturday we went up to the village. With lzh working...

  • stupidity

    30 juillet 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    People around here are really good at pissing me off. Let’s get this clear, it’s the weekend, I’m at the Haidian campus. This is not just another whinge about the evils of Changping. So far I’ve got into arguments with both of the nearby beer sellers....

  • yet another week in Changping

    03 août 2006 ( #chrislzh )

    Monday lunchtime: Week Four in Changping begins. Classes this morning went smoothly enough. Oh, I forgot: Something one of the students from the pipeline company said in class last week: “Tianjin and Beijing are two large suburbs of Langfang.” Langfang,...

  • eating glue

    07 novembre 2007 ( #rambling )

    For some reason I've never managed to make decent good edible fried rice straight from fresh rice. I mean, cook the rice then fry it. Never. I've been trying since my university days, and the best I've ever managed has been reasonably tasty glue. I can...

  • bombshell

    08 novembre 2007 ( #rambling )

    Right from the first reports, I suspected this would happen, but still it comes as a shock- a pleasant shock, but still a shock: Police drop all terror-related charges The police are not charging any of the so-called Urewera 16 under the Terrorism Suppression...

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