China X

As it turns out, I don’t really like Hangzhou cuisine. It’s a lot of “lake fish” this, “lake fish” that. While I like the Dongpo pork, it’s always too fatty and you only end up eating half of it, the … Continue reading
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China IX

My interactions with Chinese people are always odd, usually frustrating for everyone involved, and also require me to say “wǒ bù míngbai” repeatedly, meaning “I don’t understand” (I wish I could add tones to the pinyin or just the Chinese … Continue reading
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China VIII

I visited the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, which was about a 40 minute walk from the University. It was pretty, for a lake, I guess. Would’ve been nicer if there weren’t dead lotuses (lotii?) in the water, live ones … Continue reading
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China VII

Last week we went to a Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum. Quite a few photos so it took me a while to even work up the effort to resize these. Some gross stuff. For my family at Accountants Australia:
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China VI

Three nights ago, I had one of the most disgusting meals I’ve ever had, here in China. Before that, I had a nice meal. So, here are some food photos! I couldn’t finish it, about a third of the way … Continue reading
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China V

Umm, here are some photos. I forgot my camera, so these were all taken on an iPhone 5. The quality’s not too bad.
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China IV

A list of things. If you can’t access Wikipedia in China, how does anyone … learn anything? I’m not sure why, but a phrase I hear all the time is, “You’re Australian? You don’t look Australian.” While walking with my … Continue reading
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China III

It turns out that there weren’t enough people in Level 1.5 or 2 for the administrators to keep it—which means those people get put into level 1 or 3 depending on the skill-level (and I’m not good enough to get … Continue reading
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China II

I think I can survive entirely on foodstuffs that cost me 5RMB. There’s a sliver of vegetable there. Some of them even have healthy vegetables, and not just lettuce. Let’s face it; lettuce is a cop-out of a vegetable. May … Continue reading
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China

5RMB lunches and dinners. That’s 77c in Australian money. Nice.
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