Category Archives: China & East Asia

#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker – Ah Ming: “My Life is Shit” (Pat One)

    I don’t like my life. In fact, I hate it. I hate it so much that I have tried to remove it from this world, not once, not twice, but several times. Not a bloody clue what the … Continue reading

Posted in Author Support, Book Reviews & Excerpts, China & East Asia, Reading & Writing, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rhythm of #Seasons: An Enchanting Symphony

Winter has arrived in Birmingham. When I was growing up in China, the seasons were distinctive and more precise. I was born in the spring when the temperature was mild and the fields dressed in green and emerald, with rice … Continue reading

Posted in China & East Asia, Food & Cuisine, Social Media & Photography, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Study Tour of #Birmingham, #BCU and Beyond – 深圳大学学生伯明翰游记

Two Sundays ago, I collected a group of ten Chinese students from Shenzhen at Birmingham International Airport. It was a cold but dry November day, thousands of miles and oceans away from home for these students. They were visiting Birmingham … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, China & East Asia, Food & Cuisine, Social Media & Photography, True Life Story, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The #Ghost of #Halloween, the Past, the Present and the Future

We always remember the first time, don’t we? I do. At around this time 33 years ago, to be precise, in the autumn of 1981, while I was a student at Chongqing University in southwest China, I first heard of … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, China & East Asia, Entertainment, Social Media & Photography, True Life Story, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment