…..why it is that posts about toilets and/or squatting generate the most buzz; and …..if I will have the urge to stop at KFC on my way home from getting another shot of 'chicken goo' in my knee this afternoon. Stay tuned.
Why Foreigners Can’t Squat
I know some of you are all ready to take issue with the title of this post because you are a foreigner and you can squat! I know it's a generalization but generalizations tend towards being true on the whole, and even most foreigners who can squat do so with difficulty and not a lot […]
Nothing is Obvious
A favorite saying in China, especially among foreigners is "Nothing is easy; everything is possible." Today, while in a suburban city on the outskirts of Beijing I spotted a giant billboard sitting on top of a building, with a slight variation of this phrase emblazoned for the passing motorists to contemplate: What I can't figure […]
The folks over at CNNgo recently had a chat with Petter Hessler about his new book "China Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory." As readers of this blog know, I'm a big Hessler fan, and recently had the pleasure of reading this book (my comments and observations can be found here, here, […]
The Blob that Ate Beijing (and the rest of China)
Nothing escapes the wandering eye of a NASA satellite, not even the monster stand storm that enveloped China last weekend. Behold and be amazed: (h/t: The Beijinger Blog)
What’s in the Box?
My mom is blogging about the contents of a mysterious red box she found in her house while doing some spring cleaning. Wander on over to Gracewood Cottage to find out for yourself what's in the box. And while you're there, subscribe to her blog by email or RSS reader.