A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Canton 2 days ago With the girls in Taiwan yet again, I went away this weekend to Guăngzhōu 广州, China's third largest city with a population of 12 million. Those of an older persuasion probably know it as Canton; in any event, it's the capital of the booming Pearl River Delta region. Getting there was a...
  • Out with the old, in with the new 1 week ago My daughter has been taking Go (Ch: 围棋; Jp: 囲碁) lessons ever since we arrived in Shànghăi 上海 almost two years ago. Periodic competitions are held at various locations around the city - if the player wins three games in the allotted amount of time, he or she gets promoted to the next...
  • Conceding to the French 2 weeks ago For once, the rain was welcomed. Not because Shànghăi 上海 is in the midst of a crippling drought (it isn't). No, the rain meant that the heavy mist we saw as we left our house around noon today wasn't smog as we first thought, but was actually the result of precipitation. Or maybe the rain...
  • Early morning Bunding 2 weeks ago   Because of a visiting delegation in town from Washington, D.C., my services were not required in the office this morning; instead, I was summoned to spend that time at an undisclosed location down near the Bund 外滩, that most iconic of Shànghăi 上海 landmarks. I've been to the Bund a...
  • Lunar New Year: Fukuoka 1 month ago Early morning street scene near our hotelIn retrospect, it might've been better to have spent our last night in Kagoshima 鹿児島 rather than going to Fukuoka 福岡. I'd been to Fukuoka a couple of times before, and while the city, with its many restaurants, department stores and nightlife...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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