Category Archive: Internet

Chinese t-shirts with English slogans

This morning I read this article in the Guardian newspaper: ‘My favourite salad is books’ – why the French love badly translated slogan T-shirts: “It might simply be that we have gone post-logo, with… Continue reading

Beauty standards in China

The other day, when I was walking Nico in the morning, I saw a girl on her electric bike. She was wearing a bright plastic-looking jacket with long sleeves and the hood up,… Continue reading

Fake traffic accidents

In China, many cars have installed a camera that records what happens in front of the vehicle during the time since the car is started until it is turned off. This trend started a couple of… Continue reading

Dangerous food combinations

We are in the middle of autumn and it’s persimmon season! Well, at least in China, because I don’t remember ever having eaten persimmons in Spain when I was a child. At home… Continue reading

Interracial couples in China

A couple of days ago I saw this video from TMD, who are known for their short humoristic videos about Chinese and foreigners in China (I thought the one about Chinese couples vs… Continue reading

My favourite Chinese tv shows

Have you ever watched a Chinese tv channel? Chinese television is not exactly famous for its high quality. If you turn the tv on and start zapping, this is probably what you will see:… Continue reading

Leftover women

Last week, a video published by the Japanese cosmetic brand SK-II went viral on the Chinese internet and subsequently appeared in the news in other countries. The video is about the so-called “leftover women” (剩女),… Continue reading

Migrant workers in China

Yesterday a very nice lady sent me an email to ask me if I would be interested in writing a blog post about a video. I normally don’t do collaborations but I decided to… Continue reading

Christmas gifts suggestions from Taobao

Christmas is almost here! Did you finish buying presents for your family and friends? What are you saying? You ran out of ideas and are on the brink of despair because you don’t know… Continue reading

Duplitecture

It is not a secret that Chinese people have a whole industry dedicated to copying things. Fake designer clothes, fake branded bags and watches, fake electronics, fake dvds… Sometimes the copies are of bad… Continue reading