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Posted on: Time to Buy a Mask
January 26, 2014, 06:05 AM

We have been living in Beijing now for about four years. Honestly speaking I do not think we will stay here more than 1-2 additional years. Biggest single reason for moving on (or going back to Europe) is the air pollution.

I strongly recommend anyone planning to move to Beijing to seriously reconsider.

Posted on: Charge My Samsung, Yo!
September 13, 2013, 04:26 AM


What is the 呢 doing in this sentence?


Posted on: Swimming Cap
July 26, 2013, 04:38 AM

:-) This has happened also to me. I did try to ask how come the only person in the family who does not have any hair is the one who has to clean the hair out. "It is your job. End of discussion."

Posted on: Swimming Cap
July 24, 2013, 05:42 AM

Actually my situation is technically like yours, but I chose long time ago "voluntary complete baldness" and I shave my head as often as I shave my beard :-)

In Finland (or anywhere outside China?) nobody needs to wear a swimming cap, in China it is mandatory (unless one is bald). I guess it has to do with the fear that loose hair would get stuck into the filter system?

It surely cannot be because people think that hair would be dirty as I see many times people not taking shower before going to swim (at least in our local gym here in Beijing).

Posted on: Swimming Cap
July 24, 2013, 02:54 AM

If you are bald, you do not need a swimming cap :-) Why would you?

At least nobody has ever required me to wear one (in Beijing, Dalian or Hong Kong), even if I have asked.

Posted on: The Trouble with Marrying a Foreigner
June 04, 2013, 04:55 AM

You think wrong.

Posted on: A Bad Guy
May 23, 2013, 05:04 AM

"Fetish-like", "perverted"?


Posted on: Buy One Get One Free
May 15, 2013, 05:04 AM

My understanding is that jianmian/见面 is "to meet / to see each other" and jiandao/见到 is "to see".

My question...

What is the difference between 见到 and 看见?

Posted on: In Search of a Cell Phone
May 06, 2013, 04:57 AM

To serup's question...

Chinese people use "thank you" much less than people in west. Especially inside the family. For example my wife or mother-in-law use "thank you" at home very seldom. But it does not mean that they are rude ;-)

Posted on: In Search of a Cell Phone
May 04, 2013, 05:53 AM


If one would ask "who called you yesterday", would that sentence end with 了?