Archive | August, 2013

Ditan Park, temple of the earth

31 Aug

No chinese, no photo-filters!


Chinese tourist are rude

29 Aug


You might hear many complaints on Chinese tourists. The Chinese being the new Russians. Is it true and why? I would say since i’m daily exposed to rudeness but also kindness, still the title of this blog post holds the truth.

– the tourist limited knowledge of other cultures and customs are not being briefed and think money can by me everything, which is the case in mainland China so why should it be different being abroad?
– the Party and the media do little to educate the population on different cultures, customs and norms. They strive to promote Chinese greatness and do so by providing the population with a tunnel vision outlook of the world.
It is for the same reason, all the cooking demonstration shows only teach how to cook Chinese food.
– Chinese consider themselves as ‘best race’, blacks are filthy, Spanish ladies are whores, and westerners are called barbarians and so on….
– some say what do you expect from a Total Morally Corrupt Government, Where the citizens have no earthly idea of proper behavior, and certainly no role models
– normal” and “average” person on the mainland are disgusted by their fellow countrymen tourists, because most of them seem to be either government officials or closely related to the government and happen to think they can do just about anything and get away with anything
– lets thank the great leader Mao for the Cultural Revolution, after which the people on Mainland had no trust on each other and after the ‘open door policy and economic reforms’, money remains the only thing people value and care and besides money, there is nothing left.Traditional Chinese value and virtues are abandoned or ignored. people say if you want to see the old China you need to go to Taiwan.

so let’s focus on the money they spend and forget about the rest? Even the Bijenkorf has Chinese messages I hear these days so make some money and be happy about it 🙂

Fundazzle birthday

26 Aug

Yey, met z’n allen naar de BJ-se ballenbak!



BCIS birthday

23 Aug



Happy birtday!!!

23 Aug

Maj en Ties 5 jaar!
6.30 wakker en kadootjes uitpakken.
Het resultaat 1 minuut later:


Chinese Valentine day

18 Aug

August 13th for all chinese sweathearts…


Yes we can!

18 Aug

Elke keer voelt het toch weer als een kadootje. Na een week in de smerige, klamme smoglucht opeens weer dit! Én in het weekend!



11 Aug

Dinner with 3 musketeers and Chinese friend. We ended in KTV room to sing and drink. I’m i turning local? Wo shi Bendi ma?
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Back in Beijing

5 Aug

Nederlandse vakantie vrienden rondgefietst in de hoofdstad. Wat chinese snackjes uitgeprobeerd op Wangfujing avondmarkt. Unanieme oordeel van Luuk, Krijn en Nienke: het zeepaardje was lekkerder dan de krekel.


Left over women, food for thought

3 Aug

The party invented the term left over women, which is horrible if you think: in 20 years china will have 25-30 Million more men than women, so who will be left over. And this male dominated society lectures these women. Many of those high educated will not go for more education becaus they think they will be to clever to mary! All ladies know they have to have a serous relatioship before they turn 30. Pauke and I met several left over ladies and and they all confirmed these quotes, coming from the Womens Federation (The Communist Party founded the Women’s Federation in 1949 to “protect women’s rights and interests)


“Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls.
Many highly educated “leftover women” are very progressive in their thinking and enjoy going to nightclubs to search for a one-night stand, or they become the mistress of a high official or rich man. It is only when they have lost their youth and are kicked out by the man, that they decide to look for a life partner. Therefore, most “leftover women” do not deserve our sympathy.

The main reason many girls become “leftover women” is that their standards for a partner are too high … As girls are not too picky, finding a partner should be as easy as blowing away a speck of dust.

When holding out for a man, if you say he must be rich and brilliant, romantic and hardworking … this is just being willful. Does this kind of perfect man exist? Maybe he does exist, but why on earth would he want to marry you?

When you find out that he is having an affair, you may be in a towering rage, but you must know that if you make a fuss, you are denying the man “face” … No man is capable of spending a lifetime being loyal to an outmoded wife who never changes … Try changing your hairstyle or your fashion. Women must constantly change for the better.