Category Archives: Cantonese

Healing Properties of Chinese Food

Of all the things that happened in Australia, the below was definitely the most spiritual:

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Better Late Than Early, I Say

Finally! Here is the trailer of a film that premiered six months ago!

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China’s Southernmost Province

Why are the Chinese so fascinated with rocks? This specimen is longer than me, just sitting there in an exhibition room in a park in Guangzhou, Tea Art something or other where the yam cha charged minimum 25 yuan per … Continue reading

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Cool Yule!

I’m posting a Christmas Extravaganza from Yules of yore, wishing everybody a beautiful, fun and meaningful Christmas.

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Down With Simplified Characters

The simplified characters menace is growing. Businesses all over Hong Kong are falling over themselves to accommodate mainlanders only, showing in a not very subtle manner that they’re not interested in local customers: by using only simplified, ‘crippled’ characters. Only … Continue reading

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…And It’s Back!

Thanks to Eleanor Levett the mad professor is back on the screen is all his mouth-frothing glory! Hong Kong people are thieves and dogs! We should all speak mandarin and shut up! Yes, this interview (or should I say “interview” … Continue reading

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Hono Begging For Your Patronage! (Writing Course This Saturday)

I’m not kidding! After my book launch on the 6th of October where about 60 or 70 people descended, drinking hundreds of bottles of beer in the quiet time of the restaurant, the owner of Honolulu has begged me twice … Continue reading

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Trumpet. Own. Blowing.

Wei wei everybody, wei! After a long absence caused by circumstances beyond my control, I’m now itching to write again. And what could be better than to start with something written by somebody else? Yep, it’s a review of my … Continue reading

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Well And Truly Launched

So yesterday was the launch of my new book Don’t Joke On The Stairs. It’s about the stuff in the film above, and more. It has a glossary for easy travel in China and some snide historical references. It completely … Continue reading

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A Little Product Placement

Wei wei, it’s finally happening: I’m launching my new book Don’t Joke On The Stairs on Blacksmith Books this week. I actually wrote most of it four years ago and had signed a contract with South China Morning Post Publishing … Continue reading

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