Tag Archives: Guangzhou

New Podcast!!! (From Sober to Drunk in 10 Minutes)

Last weekend saw me in Guangzhou with the ridiculously handsome and delightful Kendall, a Guangzhou resident (above) to shoot my new Cantonese-worshipping movie ‘In a Whorehouse – The Sequel’. I will say no more about that film, except it does … Continue reading

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Norway I

Oh China, my lovely China, why art thou so … lame sometimes? About a month ago I received an email from NRK, the Norwegian equivalent of BBC, saying they wanted to come to Hong Kong to make a documentary about … Continue reading

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Another Nail in the Canto Coffin

Ahhrghhhh … When I set out to make Cantonese a world language, I was mostly concerned with Hong Kong and its people – the way they look down on Cantonese (their own language!!!) calling it a “street language” a “dialect” … Continue reading

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Another Sports Event, Another Dead City

Guangzhou has been my favourite big city in China for years, certainly after the government finished the destruction of Beijiing in the name of the sacred olympics. Two weeks ago I was there again, probably for the 100th time, strolling … Continue reading

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Guangzhou Leads The Way

I love Guangzhou. Many people who frequently go there on business, from the airport to a hotel, then back, tell me they can’t see why this should be. They have decided Guangzhou “Is just a big ugly city full of … Continue reading

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Guangzhou Forever

See what they have in Guangzhou: delightful water front. Of course it’s just a river, the Pearl, not an entire harbour like we have in Hong Kong, but still. Guangzhou has made something of its waterfront. “Yes, but so has … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of China

The thing about China, right, is that even the most mundane things can be beautiful. A walk through the old streets of Guangzhou always throws up some stunning tableaux. Tableaux. I like that word. Apart from playing cards and liar’s … Continue reading

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China Drool (Back In The CCCP!)

  At last. At last! Back in my beloved motherland, China, the place from which we all, paper, gunpowder and football sprang. Wildly irritating olympic games finished, I still can’t get my three year China visa for another month or … Continue reading

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A Sojourn In Guangzhou

Damn the olympics. Damn and damn. My three year visa runs on on the 25th of July and then what? My bet is the Chinese government will keep up this nice little money earner forever – keep the nasty foreigners … Continue reading

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It’s Into The Hinterland We Go

Ah, the restaurant car of a Chinese train hurtling through the night! That’s the place to be. I have just arrived in Lanzhou in Gansu province from Guangzhou, a journey of one day and two nights.  Therefore I thought I’d … Continue reading

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