Did you see my Ninja Roll!

Not sure what it was exactly, but 3 weeks into teaching Kindergarten I decided to throw myself off my scooter, fracture my right wrist and damage the tendons in my left wrist… 40 years old and I’m still throwing myself off skateboards and scooters…should have got all of that out of my system when IContinue reading “Did you see my Ninja Roll!”

Can you say “thorax”?

Following my recent redirection into teaching, I have been substituting as a second language English teacher at a bilingual kindergarten. It is a 7 week gig courtesy of the restrictions COVID has placed on the poor teachers who have not been allowed to return to China since they took leave for their Chinese New YearContinue reading “Can you say “thorax”?”

Overlord Pigs Feet Medium Rare

3 June 2020 No blog about one’s experiences in China would be complete without some reference and descriptions of the food. The 2011 Lonely Planet guide to China states “Guangzhou has a gastronomic culture and legendary cuisine” with “world renowned Cantonese cuisine”. If you are a foodie, then expectations may be high. If your experienceContinue reading “Overlord Pigs Feet Medium Rare”

What is the Memeing of CoVID

1 June 2020 I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. At a loss for ideas here is a collection of some of the better COVID memes. From the start the Coronavirus has inspired a number of viral memes*. The first round of memes referenced the obvious Corona Beer: Then came the references to China:Continue reading “What is the Memeing of CoVID”

Is this your wife’s gallbladder?

Experienced January-February 2019, and May-June 2019 At the beginning of 2019 Shauna was suffering from a pain in her abdomen, so we checked her in to the Clifford Hospital about two weeks before Chinese New Year* (January 2019). It turned out that the pain was from the presence of gallstones in her gallbladder. What isContinue reading “Is this your wife’s gallbladder?”

Lockdown Level 1 Passed

Lockdown: Level completed. CoVID-19 Pandemic Day #93 Life Day: #14,795 Shauna and the kids were released from quarantine on Thursday 16 April. For some reason, I was only given my release papers late Saturday afternoon, two days later. I suspect the reason being that I ventured into downtown GZ sometime in mid-March, or one ofContinue reading “Lockdown Level 1 Passed”

Letters from Leuven: Week 5

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 5 Day 34. 15 April Where did a week go?Time flies when you’re having fun I guess.Just past the 2 million mark. Mathematical models predicted 10 million by the end of April, so I guessContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 5”