Louis continues to delight in drawing, and churns out two or three nearly every evening. I continue to delight in watching him. Only Ali suffers a bit, Louis is ‘gooder’ than me. I took some photos of pictures which were just lying about. I think maybe he is ‘gooder’ than lots of 4 year olds, … More Artist
Coffee … its a few years since I stopped drinking coffee after about 3/4pm on the grounds [haha] that it kept me awake, and I can’t do decaff – after all if I am going to drink it, I might as well get the caffeine too. But I just did not make the connection with … More Coffee…
This is for WordPress whose helpguys have been very good with email responses every time there has been blocking from the great firewall in China. I suppose they can’t recommend purchased VPN sites, and the suggestions offered were http://www.randomwire.com/how-to-bypass-the-great-firewall-of-china and https://www.torproject.org/ Both turned out to be blocked also, as were nearly all the free vpn’s … More To WordPress, re blocked sites and VPN etc.
I expect you have heard of the Great Chinese Firewall – which is the general blocking of various websites here. I knew about Facebook and Twitter before coming and did not feel particularly deprived. After starting this blog with wonderful WordPress, I discovered blogging in general was intermittently blocked eg I could never read anything … More Frustrated in China, VPN rescue time
The Chinese National holiday week, which commemorates the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, started last Saturday. Cindy’s parents had arrived so we celebrated with friends by going out to a hotpot meal. Now, I have had many many hotpots with the Xin family. Spicy hotpot is their favorite food and in … More Noodles and Hotpot
The BBC has one of today’s top stories: Palin NOT running for president Well thank someone for that but shouldn’t it be NON story? Why ever is she in the ‘story’ in the first place? Money and media and moron – in no particular order – seem to make this sort of nightmare non- news … More Top story?
This was such a delight – even better because I was tired and it was unexpected. I suppose I had not really thought about what I would expect from a title like ICBC Finance Masterpieces. Although tired, I thought I should also look at what was on the third floor. I am so glad I … More Finance Masterpieces
Shanghai Art Museum – one of my favourite places, not just because it is near Starbucks. (There is also a McCafe and a Costa over the road). This place 上海美术馆 is wrongly named as far as english speakers are concerned because it is a venue with three floors and the exhibition on each floor changes … More Shanghai Art Museum
Inspired by approaching visit of Cindy’s parents and, in a couple of weeks time, Grandpa George, who has never been in China before, I went online to find out what is happening in Shanghai. Ooh next week is the Tennis Masters, and Andy Murray and all the others will be around somewhere. I am betting … More Being a culture tourist
It seems like there was too little to write about and now there is too much. I intend to try to post more but want to make some acknowledgements today. I have been getting sidetracked to great postings by speccy on memineandotherbits which says lots about all sorts of things and also has lots of … More Thankyou friends and family