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My Final Entry.

Well this is it. My final entry in what’s been a long running, although somewhat recently neglected, journey through my life. Next week I’m getting married and what will no doubt be the the start of the finest period of my life. I guess this blog has always been about looking for happiness and being [...]

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Silly ATM.

Crap. Crap. Crap. That’s the only way I can sum up the last Tuesday night as I left my bank card in the ATM. It seems like a silly enough thing to do, but trust me, it happens a lot in China, especially to us foreigners. It’s not because we’re not as smart as our [...]

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Lots of rain…

If you’ve been paying attention to World News, you’d have seen that Beijing suffered it’s worst flooding in over 60 years. The official number dead is 37, but that number should be closer to 100 or more, though new sources are reluctant to give high numbers. Having walked home through downpour last Sunday, knees up [...]

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Sad news.

On a bit of a sad note today, you may recall last year that Em and I bought a couple of turtles, Dippy and Cookie. They were quite sick for a long time but we managed to get them back to health and they have been doing so well over the past few months. Unfortunately [...]

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I’m a very busy bee!

You’re probably wondering where I’ve been for the last couple of months? Had you just assumed I had given up on my site? Had I disappeared somewhere deep and dark in China? The truth is, I’ve been darn busy. Not just your normal run of the mill busy, but really busy. One of the things [...]

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Stop cutting your damn nails!

Over the past week I’ve noticed something that seems to have gone viral here in Beijing. It’s something that’s not uncommon, but I only now seem to be seeing it everywhere I walk. Nail clipping. Seriously, what possesses people to cut their nails in public? Last week, outside the Science and Technology museum, I sit [...]

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Cooking on the run.

I don’t often get the opportunity to cook much these days, but when I do I like to make sure I’m spending my time cooking something nice. After a terribly long day in meetings yesterday, I found myself walking home from the subway early in the evening with the feeling that I could devour something [...]

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Instagram Fun.

I’m kind of all over Instagram at the moment, so if you would like to follow some of my photos (well… there’s only two there at the moment) my user name is dehere or just try my email (dehere(at)iinet.net.au). And yes, I do need to post a lot more, just so busy with life. Everything [...]

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Delicious Chinese Food.

I don’t even know where to start with this one… so I’m just going to let the story read for itself. Chinese police have seized more than 3,200 tons of a new type of "gutter oil" made from decomposing animal fat and internal organs, said the Ministry of Public Security. Previously, the phrase "gutter oil" [...]

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Happy White Day to me.

Yesterday was of course White Day in both Japan and Korea, 30 days after Valentine’s Day. I’ve talked about White Day in the past, but traditionally it was a time where partners do something nice for each other (although I noticed it was more or less for the men to make up for screwing up [...]

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