Most unusual items discovered recently


China is a paradise for beauty and knick knack aficionados! There is a sheer abundance of weird and wonderful products just waiting to be discovered and trialed. Some-absolutely fantastic gems, others-will make you cringe or worse. Here are some I’ve discovered recently during my trips to the local shops, markets and malls. Continue reading

14-year old books a hotel room to do homework

Anyone even just remotely interested in China will be aware of how obsessed they are with education over here. It is the utmost priority for young people(and their parents) or at least it should be. That’s all fine if not for the fact that quite often this desire to succeed academically comes at a high price (and I don’t necessarily mean financially).

I don’t ever want my child to be so afraid of me and/or so paranoid about doing homework that it reaches this stage… Continue reading

Odd news from China

Pomelo-a grapefruit-like fruit popular in south China

Pomelo-a grapefruit-like fruit popular in south China

Ok, so the plan is for me to regularly update this blog with some..should we say..more interesting stories related to China. And by interesting a mean down right weird. Bear in mind, weird isn’t always bad, sometimes it is just odd, like for example the story below.

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Naked wedding

An interesting piece of news…

Naked marriage vows

Ten couples covered in body paint, wearing only their underwear, have celebrated their “naked weddings” at Hangzhou Paradise amusement park in Zhejiang province, news website reports. The couples, some of whom have been married for many years, said they were rejecting modern Chinese values, which place greater value on money than love. In China, a naked wedding involves a couple marrying without owning a house or car. via Around the nation: Chinese ‘naked’ wedding celebrations focus on love – not money | South China Morning Post.