Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for July, 2016

Friday Food 168 – Longan

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time, we are looking at dragons looking at us. It is longan season! One of the best. Longan (龙眼 or 桂圆 – the latter being more common for the dried fruit) is a […]

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Liuzhou Seaplane Operator in Fatal Shanghai Crash

The operator of the recently introduced seaplane service here in Liuzhou, Joy Air General, is China’s largest commercial seaplane operator. On Wednesday 20th July, while launching a new service in Shanghai, their Cessna 208B crashed into a bridge while carrying eight guests (local government officials and members of the local press) and two crew. Five […]

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More Miao Embroidery

Well! I didn’t know you were all such embroidery fans. But, in response to my many readers’ requests, here are a bunch more pictures from the Miao embroidery exhibition I mentioned in my last post. There are 33, I think, so loading might be slow. Sorry. Random order. The exhibition has still more, but they […]

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Miao Embroidery Exhibition

Liuzhou Museum is holding yet another of its free temporary exhibitions. This time its an exhibition of embroidery. Now, if you had told me about this I would have responded with a sarcastic “How fascinating!” I’m not the embroidery type. However, I wandered in yesterday (I regularly use the museum’s front and back doors as […]

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Friday Food 167 – Sweet Potato Shoots

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time, we are looking at another of the myriad examples of greenery found in the supermarkets and markets. These are the young shoots and leaves of sweet potatoes. Known locally as 红薯苗, although […]

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KFC Toe Job

Local users of social media are up in arms following a report in yesterday’s local paper that a young woman was spotted eating alone in the KFC beside Gongmao Department store – Liuzhou’s first, but sadly not last, KFC. Her offence wasn’t being alone. Her offence was that while eating whatever KFC sell instead of […]

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Random Photograph No. 89 – June 2016

Random Picture No. 89 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me.

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Liuzhou Infant Milk Scare?

Western media is reporting that a new China “fake milk and baby health scare” is being discussed on Chinese social sites such as WeChat and Weibo. This time the attention is on Liuzhou. According to the reports, a number of nurseries in Liuzhou have been sourcing milk products from “an unlicensed ‘dairy’” which supplied the […]

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Willow Pattern

A reader sent me an email yesterday, prompting some memories and a connection between Liuzhou and my childhood which I had all but forgotten, but then it has been a long time. My correspondent, noting that Liuzhou means something like “place of the willows”, wanted to know where in town she could buy willow pattern […]

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Random Photograph 88 – Wedding Photograph

Random Picture No. 88 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me.

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