Showing posts from December, 2017

Selfishness is inherited

It all makes sense now to me, it does it does. It really does. As a middle aged laowai, I have a simple medical procedure to attend to in early January.  Something all men sooner or later in America have to go through once they reach a certain age.  Well, I’ve reached mine, and know it’s time for Doc to stick something up my ass for a look see.  No biggie (knock on wood!).  The procedure is as such:  China Wife has to stay during the 20-30 minute long process.  Than they wake me up, I get dressed, and I go home. Now, the last time I had outpatient stuff going on, China Wife cried .  (Probably because it slammed the door on her ever getting a son.) Though it’s only a twenty minute or so wait, China Wife no happy.  Not thrilled at all.  I ask her to just “take a half day off”.   It’s January, right?  She has all her vacation days.  “Can’t you just use half a freakin’ half day for me?  Its medical work you know?  Or just tell your boss you’ll come in late?” “I want to

Trust me on this one, you'll be eating more Chinese food than you know....

Quite some time ago I wrote a piece about the distaste Chinese have for American food.  Rather, in my view how simplistic their interpretation of American food is.  (I could write the same about Hot Pot, too.)  Still, through time, the meaning to me has become clear;  if one is to fall in love with China Girl, one must master Chinese food.  The palate, the taste, perhaps even the ability to cook it .   For if one cannot do this, one will find a barrier created between the laowai and China Girl that simply cannot be “eaten away”.  Asian culture, more than those of us situated in the vast “West”, considers its food a unique identifier of itself.  The Chinese in particular, are proud to be part of a culture very much identified  by its  fondness and knowledge of food more so than anywhere else(with the obvious exception of India). The differences in food available within China are analogous to the differences in dialect.   Case in point; America is a nation of 300 million pe

Everyone is now paying attention to Australia.....

Hi everyone, a bit late commenting on this, but its a big deal .  Simply because a country predominantly with Western values is changing before our eyes, transforming into something else, and like a boy in puberty, is not sure how to react to those changes. Here are the two links to the previous posts I've written about this. I am NOT saying those changes are bad! Chinese People are cool....however, as I've said before in this blog, get ready for two things to happen: Your real estate will go up, and lots of folks will make money. Your middle class will be wiped out(like ours) as the best and brightest of China, along with the richest flood your high schools. They will up the ante in terms of academic competition, ruining the whole damn high school "experience" for everyone. A kid that would have been a valedictorian merely a decade ago will be maybe only top twenty in his class now. Anyway, Australia is economically turning into China'

Quick take on North Korea

Once again I find I’m forced to stop what I’m doing to get something off my chest.  Silliness intervenes. The post I wanted to write will simply have to wait.  What I’m writing about is ludicrous I know, but even more so when I feel I must spend precious time addressing a topic that is so beaten and worn down that nobody would even place a bet towards the actuality of it even taking place. This may be one of the least read posts of my blog.  I’m referring to the Trump Insanity of which those of us in America must all live with.  In this instance, the daily drumbeat of actually going to war with North Korea.  Led into war of course by an immature and somewhat mentally incapacitated President.   Enabled by more than a few. I feel guilty when I admit I do have a perverse emotional pleasure of annihilating a country and every army that stands in the way, if that is what it takes to give a dictator his comeuppance.  (Pretty easy to say as I sit here on my sofa with a nice coffee