Showing posts from December, 2014

Urgent Personal Questions and Concerns for the Upcoming Glorious New Year!

My list of prompt concerns that have my immediate attention and must be immediately allayed! As regards my wife Will I perhaps receive oral sex or some type of variation(don’t ask) from you this coming year?   Anything?  Anything at all? Yes….being old doesn’t mean The Man(that’s me) has lessened his expectations in life.   There’s a reason men like younger women, dear.   Will I be allowed more than say two sexual positions (with you of course) in the upcoming Year of the Sheep? Of course I remember when I said “don’t worry as long as I get off its all good.” Well, honey, I was lying.  Why don’t you watch a little bit of porn sometime? Study up a bit.   What’s that you say?  There is a 10 point Math Quiz tomorrow that dictates 3 hours of study time, yelling and emotional abuse towards one of our kids?  Oh well, than, nevermind.  What are the odds of you growing your hair out long and sexy, like it used to be “back in the day”?  I need something to hold onto.

Please no Hongbao for Christmas

I find the Chinese like Xmas.  For different reasons perhaps.  They like the “lights”.  Creating cards. Sending cards.  Receiving cards.   Decorating the tree.(though, with everything else, I’ve found the longer I’m married, the less control I have over that as well) My wife, in short, has “gotten into” the “Xmas thing”.   We have lots of decorations, lights, etc.   She likes the Xmas music we play.  She even has a Xmas CD in the Lexus. In a moment I will rush out to the same place I always go, and try and find the same type of thing I usually try and find, ie jewelry.   My wife has long since stopped wearing her wedding ring.   (as have I….another post).   But she likes the other stuff I buy her, and she wears them all, so that’s fine by me.  So everything is kosher.  Except for one thing.  And that one thing is gift giving.   I seem to dislike the Chinese tradition of giving money for Xmas to my kids. We ain’t talking slipping $20 into an envelope either. Rather,

For a pocket full of dollars....

My apologies, as I've just returned from a trip, and well, haven't really been able to keep up.  I'm glad to see my readership really hasn't dwindled too much.  I do have a proper post coming in a few days, on a newer topic, another subject I've wanted to get out for quite some time. We've all heard the news of Zhou Yongkang. Here is a quick link that sums everything up nicely: Zhou Yongkang was a Son of a Bitch, with Chinese characteristics.  He is unrepentant.  He has confessed very little, and calls his arrest nothing but "political persecution".   Yet he is the modern day version of what one calls an Ugly Chinese.  He's had people killed.  And gotten away with it.   Representative of what the most powerful Chinese officials have become.   A caste onto itself, accountable to no one.  Above the law.   Still, he wasn't the one

Ten Years

Ten years is a long time.   In this case, a fantastically long time!  In case you are not a Yank, you wouldn’t know, or even care, but the word is out that Americans will now be granted 10 year visas to China.   In fact, some folks have already received theirs.   This is great news, mostly all around, but is also yet again a reflection of the naiveté that our State Dept has of China, and of Chinese. Let me state here I have no idea what restrictions will apply.  But it’s fun to speculate.   So here we go: First the good news.  Not sure about the rules of other countries’, respective of their visa requirements for Chinese, and vice versa, but for me it is the end of my perpetual nagging as regds “why I don’t have special status because of my….well…’special status’”.     Up to now, I’ve always been somewhat obnoxiously  (and nonsensically )annoyed at the fact that I “get treated” like everyone else that wants to go to China.  My wife is Chinese.   Why can I not get a Chinese