Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

Discovering #Birmingham: Travelling Back In Time via Tolkien Trail

“It’s a beautiful day outside. Let’s go somewhere,” I said to my better half. “Is there anywhere in Birmingham we have not been yet?” “Of course, there is,” John replied, “south of Birmingham.” Of course. We live in the north … Continue reading

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#Age and #Beauty: Do Western Men Perceive Chinese Women Differently from their Chinese Counterparts?

Love is in the eyes of the beholder – do you believe this? A while ago, I shared a post on WeChat titled “Why the Majority of Chinese Wives Married to Foreigners Are Not Pretty?” If you read Chinese, read … Continue reading

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#Auschwitz: a Harrowing Historical Reminder of the Horror of the War and Human Cruelty 

Over the years, I have watched quite a few films and documentaries about this horrific concentration camp which killed more than a million people, both Jews and other prisoners transported there from all over Europe. So when we decided to … Continue reading

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#Picnic in the Park: #Spring Excursion in Sutton Park 春游伯明翰

Last Monday, during the first of the two Bank Holidays in May, I organised a picnic in the park, inviting all the visiting academics from Birmingham City University. It so happens that part of my job is to look after … Continue reading

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