Category Archives: Social Media & Photography

#Shenzhen (1): a Modern Chinese City of Contrasting Experiences

I admit. I have been to Shenzhen before, three times. And I did not like it. The first time I travelled to Shenzhen was in the summer of 1999, when I was passing through, from Chongqing to Hong Kong. I … Continue reading

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Happy #Easter and Qingming Festival 复活节和清明节

There are a number of coincidences between Eastern and Western festivals and holidays over the years, and 2015 sees the the arrival of Qingming and Easter at the same time. I’m in China right now, but I would like to … Continue reading

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Watching a Solar #Eclipse in England’s #Birmingham

At 9.20 am on Friday, 20th of March 2015, armed with a boxful of biscuits, chocolates and sweets, I made my way from University House to Parkside, a couple of blocks away within Birmingham City University’s city centre campus. I … Continue reading

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My Second Liebster #Blog Award and My Favourite #Reads

A few days ago, I received a notification on my blog which says “Happy Anniversary” to me. On clicking it open, I found out why. Apparently, I started blogging exactly four years ago in March. It’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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