Category Archive: Internet

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

Double 11: Expectations vs Reality

November 11 is almost here! I already talked a bit last year about this day, which became a major shopping festivity in recent years. It started as a celebration for single people, because of… Continue reading

V-Day

If you live in China, you know what happened yesterday in Beijing. It was simply impossible to miss it, as it was on every screen you can possibly think of. If you don’t live… Continue reading

Chinese Fashion: 10 Epic Fails

One of the things I like about Chinese people is that they have a very peculiar style and are not afraid of displaying it in public. I have seen people wearing very flashy clothes… Continue reading

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Today it is the Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. This festival is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month in the lunar calendar and this year that happens… Continue reading

Online Bureaucracy

Lately I’m under the impression that living in China is getting more and more difficult. New regulations are created and they just complicate things even more for everybody, especially foreigners. Is this done… Continue reading

Double 11 or the shopping madness

Chinese people love word games and giving meaning to numbers according to their pronunciation. Everybody knows number 4 is bad luck in China because it sounds the same as “death” (四 sì vs… Continue reading

My Archaeological Adventure

Linda’s post about MOOCs has inspired me to write about an online course I studied last year: Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets. The description of the course in the Coursera website is: Admit it —… Continue reading

The tallest building in Suzhou

Chinese men are very competitive -they can’t just play a game for fun- and Chinese cities also like to compete with each other: which city has the tallest building, which one has the… Continue reading