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reviewed The City And The City by China Mieville. April 26, 2009
The City And The City by China Mieville
Somewhere outside London are the twin cities of Beszal and Ul Qoma; but they are not necessarily neighbors - they occupy the same Space and Time as each other, with "Crosshatches" of overlapping. It's …
reviewed Hong Kong Mahjong. August 10, 2009
posted in City Lifestyle
MJ
 Mahjong as commonly known in the Chinese community is a tile game played by four players sitting in north, east, south, west position. It is a strategic game and quite complicated for the uninitiated. …
reviewed Mooncake. September 11, 2009
posted in Go China
Mooncakes
Alright, dieting is certainly off the chart this month and with the coming of the Mid-Autumn Festival (or popularly called Mooncake Festival), it's time to shop for mooncakes for friends, families …
reviewed Mandara Spa. September 13, 2009
posted in Resort Living
Mandara
My 100th review!   Ahhh... I need to pamper myself a little after all the hard work on Lunch, don't I?.   Spa on Lunch? Oh, Yes?!   (Hint, hint: JR, you know what to …
reviewed Chinese (Qun) Kwa. September 16, 2009
posted in Go China
Kwa
Every (well, almost) Chinese will wear this traditional wedding costume on their wedding days for the tea ceremony (not to be confused with the Japanese tea ceremony). The Chinese tea ceremony is held …
reviewed Chinese Silk. September 18, 2009
posted in Go China
Silk
Jane Austen v. 2009, A Lady's way.      A lady in silk is a lady in love. A lady sleeping in silk AND on silk is one who not oly commands sense but also sensibility. For non Austen …
reviewed CTrip. October 01, 2009
posted in Go China
Ctrip
Wish to travel to China and not know how to make the arrangement yourself? Well, it's simply a click away.      I hate travel on a group tour. And I often feel the packaged tours …
reviewed China CBN (第一财经). December 13, 2009
posted in Go China
China CBN (第一财经)
A most effective way of learning Mandarin, about Chinese & all that's happening in China is via this prominent & proficient TV station broadcasting China Business News from its base in Shanghai. …
reviewed China. January 09, 2010
posted in Business Matters
China
China is coming out of its shell like a snail is. What it is not is moving at a slow pace.     My first entry into China was back then in August 1993. We were in Hong Kong for a short …
reviewed Google and China 2010 Controversy. January 16, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Google and China Controversy
Surprise, surprise! No one here on Lunch writing a review on Google after such a big piece of news hits the market?!    Let’s face it, Google challenging China on its censorship policy… …
reviewed The Great Wall of China. February 02, 2010
Great Wall
If I get to go to outer space or Mars or the Moon, whatever... well, I am not sure if I'd be looking for the Great Wall! I mean, c'mon, isn't it easier to see it on the ground or even on a …
reviewed Chinese New Year. February 09, 2010
posted in Go China
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days every year (bet most of you didn't know that! ;-)). The first day of the year is the start of a new moon. This year, it is on the exact same day as Valentine's …
reviewed Chinese Language. February 14, 2010
posted in Go China
Chinese Language
Today is first day of Chinese New Year (the year of the golden tiger begins) for all Chinese and also Valentine's Day for the rest of the world. So, other than uttering Gongxi Facai (恭喜发财) in Mandarin …
reviewed Shanghai. February 14, 2010
posted in Expo 2010
Shanghai
I lived in this city for 20 months (from Jul 2007 to Feb. 28, 2009).       According to WorldAtlas.com, Shanghai is the city with the largest population (at 13.3 million) within …
reviewed Peking (Roast) Duck. February 27, 2010
posted in Go China
Peking (Roast) Duck
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.   Well, the next saying shall be: When in Beijing, eat as the local do! Peking duck it shall be!!!    Hehe... that's what I mean by one …
reviewed LeMarais. March 03, 2010
posted in Go China
Le MARAIS, Shenzhen
Exquisite!   That's the only word that kept ringing in my ears after each course of the 4-course meal I have had tonight. The first time I thought China has finally come up on par with the …
reviewed Expo 2010. May 22, 2010
posted in Expo 2010
Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China
While the rest of the world is sleeping, the World Expo in Shanghai has been going on full throttle. It officially opened its door on the 3-day long weekend Chinese public holiday, beginning on Labor …
reviewed Danxiashan Geopark. November 03, 2010
posted in Go China
Danxiashan Geopark
I didn't enjoy this geopark as much as I had the others which I visited in China. It took me about 45 mins by bullet train from Guangzhou to Shaoguan, another 1 hour by taxi from Shaoguan to Danxiashan. …
reviewed Chinese (race). January 21, 2011
posted in Go China
Chinese (race)
I’m NOT a typical Chinese. I’ve had American friends who claimed that I’m more American than Americans. So, having said that, I think I’m still in a good position to write about …
reviewed Xianggelila (香格里拉), China. January 26, 2011
posted in Go China
Xianggelila (香格里拉), China
Without the sun, everything becomes a haze. It’s like one’s consciousness, when the light shines everything becomes clear. Shangri-la is thought to be a mystic place, perhaps one that doesn’t …
reviewed Turtle Soup. March 30, 2011
posted in World Cuisine
Turtle Soup
Turtle Soup       I find myself a bit of a hypocrite sometimes when it comes to food. Always thinking that I would never eat anything that could also be a pet, I gave in and ate …
reviewed Jetstar Airways. April 06, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
Jetstar Airways
In Asia, there are 3 major budget airlines operating in its international sky, namely (in alphabetical order):      Air Asia Jetstar Airways Tiger Airways    I've …
reviewed Forbidden City. April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power in China for more than 5 centuries. It was where the Emperors ruled and where every Chinese would want to pay pilgrimage to at least once in …
reviewed Foot massage (reflexology). May 09, 2011
posted in Go China
Foot massage (reflexology)
Massage of any kind is a luxury for many people. In China though, it can be a relatively affordable but superb experience. As with Thailand and Indonesia. These are the 3 countries with the best masseuse …
reviewed Zhuo Jun. July 13, 2011
posted in Go China
Zhuo Jun
He is a village boy from the Guangxi Province. He is also the only undergraduate from the tiny village. His name is Zhuo Jun. He is the winner of this year's China's Got Talent show.   …
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