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posted a Quick Tip about Tiger Head, Snake Tails. May 21, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Tiger Head, Snake Tails
The author, Jonathan Fenby, did his researches and wrote like an insider. There are lots of inside info about China, even for a Chinese. He knows what he's talking about. In fact, I find it a little too …
posted a Quick Tip about Chinese Festival : Double Ninth Festi.... September 15, 2011
Chinese Festival : Double Ninth Festival 重阳节
Chinese Festival : Double Ninth Festival 重阳节  The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian …
reviewed Chinese Festival : Mid-Autumn Festiva.... September 15, 2011
Chinese Festival : Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节
        The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in October in Gregorian calendar.         The festival has …
reviewed Double Seventh Festival. September 15, 2011
Chinese Festival : Double Seventh Festival
   The Double Seventh Festival, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar.      …
reviewed Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival. September 15, 2011
Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival
     The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, has had a history of more than 2,000 years. It is usually in June in the Gregorian calendar.      …
reviewed Qingming Festival. September 15, 2011
Chinese Festival : Qingming Festival (Qingmingjie 清明节)
   The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China, falling on April 4-6 each year. After the festival, the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases. …
posted a Quick Tip about Chinese New Year. September 15, 2011
Chinese New Year
   The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go …
reviewed Why China Will Never Rule the World: .... August 04, 2011
Troy Parfitt's
Troy Parfitt lived for two years in Seoul, South Korea, ten more years in Taipei, Taiwan, and made an extensive trip through China and recorded his impressions of the country, its history, and its people. …
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.   …
posted a Quick Tip about Banyan Tree Macau. July 07, 2011
posted in Go Macau
Banyan Tree Macau
It opens its door to visitors just over a month ago and yet its spa business is thriving so much so you ought to make your appointment before arrival or check-in! By far the most expensive hotel in the …
reviewed China's Got Talent 2011. July 04, 2011
posted in Inspirations
China's Got Talent 2011
When I left China for good last month, I hadn't realised how much of it I took with me. Being a foreigner but a Chinese descendent nonetheless, we overseas Chinese often feel at odd with the …
posted a Quick Tip about China's Got Talent. May 30, 2011
posted in Inspirations
China's Got Talent
Just as I was about to leave China for good, I chanced upon this Chinese version of the Got Talent series. The talent show (达人秀) is not only entertaining, humorous but also highly inspiring. The first …
reviewed China and USA Crossroads. May 03, 2011
posted in Supercontents
China and USA Crossroads
Jan 17, 2011 By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca I shall be telling this with a sigh          Somewhere ages and ages hence:       …
posted a Quick Tip about Suckling Pig. May 02, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Suckling Pig
I love suckling pig! It's my favorite appetizer when it comes to Chinese dinner. This is normally served only during important festivals, say, like weddings. It is customary for Chinese to carry a …
posted a Quick Tip about Peking (Roast) Duck. May 02, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Peking (Roast) Duck
The best Peking Duck, as the name implies, has to be in Peking, right? The answer, yes and no! There is only a handful of restaurant serving excellent Peking Duck in Beijing even unless the same flagship …
Troy Parfitt's
Neither panda hugger nor dragon slayer, Sinophile or Sinophobe, after a decade teaching English in Taiwan, this author took his first mainland tour, three months the year before the 2008 Olympics. This …
reviewed Shanghaiist.com. May 01, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Shanghaiist
Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.      …
posted a Quick Tip about Shanghaiist.com. May 01, 2011
Shanghaiist
Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.      …
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about Business Week (Chinese Edition). April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
Business Week (Chinese Edition)
I bought Business Week Chinese Edition until about mid-2008 when they doubled their price from RMB10 to RMB20! That was a 100% increase and I haven't bothered with it since then. For a while, it was …
posted a Quick Tip about Sohu.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Go China
Sohu
A Chinese news site only for those who can read Chinese. Good info and financial news.
posted a Quick Tip about Taobao.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Go China
TaoBao
A great online ebay kind of company. Lots of gadgets can be had at 1/2 of what's selling out in the market place. Interesting site. Only available in China.
posted a Quick Tip about Baidu.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Go China
Baidu
In some ways, the Chinese version of Google. In others, it's beyond Google. I like the media aspect of this search engine. If you live in China or needs to search Chinese sites, this is THE ONE. …
posted a Quick Tip about Shenzhen Airlines. April 14, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
Shenzhen Airlines
Not the best airline to fly domestically in China. Shenzhen airlines may offer cheaper fare but often involved a stop along the way. That's a hassle as well as subjecting to lots of delays. Airport delays …
posted a Quick Tip about Macau International Airport. April 14, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
Macau International Airport
Macau International Airport is one of the cheapest and most convenient to fly into from other parts of Asia. Many budget airlines also fly here and there are equally direct access to China and Hong Kong …
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