Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for September, 2006

Lift up your glasses and sing

It was entirely my fault, but I’m going to blame sister-in-law anyway. It was her idea to have a birthday! Mrs Laowai is away on business, so it was only me. Sister-in-law calls. “Come to dinner. 6 pm.” I didn’t get to live this long by ignoring the commands from the in-laws, so off I […]

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10 year sentence

About a year ago, the sordid dive that was Liuzhou’s zoo moved from the city centre’s Liuhou park to a new site on the edge of town. I haven’t been and have no intentions of ever going. Chinese zoos leave a lot to be desired. So I felt sorry to hear of two poor creatures […]

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Welcome to China Mobile

This could be complicated. Like everyone else in China, I have a mobile phone, but it’s not registered in my name. When I got it, several years ago, it wasn’t so easy for a foreigner (laowai) to get a phone. The computer program they were using demanded a Chinese person’s ID card number, which I […]

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