South China Morning Post
Informative News: China and International.
SCMP delivery of real Live, honest reporting and impressively enough an international standing with good quality writing from respectable journalists. This is the only news online I used to gauge my view of china from a Chinese and international perspective.
Most worldwide view of China is that everything is restricted and censored, maybe that is the case in many situations but I would hope from my reading of this source and my living in china that it delivers a closer reflection of what I have experienced over a period of years.
I have lived and worked in china on and off since 2005, my experiences are varied as I had to change my employment and status on many occasions, So over a period of 10 years I have gathered experience that are hands on not from passed on sources.
My Experiences China
- BackPacking in the early years
- As a teacher for EF school and Cleverlearn in nanshan shekou
- Owning a home in china shenzhen, selling and buying in Shandown [opposite Taiwan]
- UK business E-commerce training between china and uk
- Writer blogger
These are crucial experiences in appreciating the system and its quirky governmental rules, [that changes by the day I might add]
Traveling To China Cities and Island
Beijing, hong kong, shanghai, shandong, yangshuo, henan,hunan,changsha, guilin, Dalian, beihai, hainan and haikou on the island of Hainan
Driving 2,000km in China
Having even considered the stupid experience of driving 2,000 kilometers to both shandong weihai, and four months later to Hainan with 2 dogs that ended tragically for the dogs
Promoting in China
Attending functions and events to promote companies and participate as a representative ‘face” socializing.
There has been times I would grimace about and complained of course but in the majority the experiences and being placed in tough situations helped to carve the man you are reading about here.
Home, Job, past contacts, friends, family and relatives are the most difficult Sacrifices in uk for my Chinese new life and lifestyle, though costly
I reflect that they were worth the investment and moral trials, not to mention the wider view of Asia and china being that I have also visited Malaysia seen petronas tower and the city, Singapore Raffles,
Chinatown and the city, Australia, Canberra and Sydney, renewed my visa while visiting 6 months in Canberra, Hong kong, Lima islands, a suprise boat ride to Tai’o’ village in celebration of my Birthday on lantau island with a great friend.
My residential circumstance is resident Permit in Shenzhen, since the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan Dec 2019, the worldwide spread in 2020 has locked down travel for everyone and rightly so to reduce the spread of the virus and its death rate.
I have managed to move apartment in early march 2020, surprisingly it was uneventful and now issues in transferring between homes as anticipated. I live in Long gang, in the north-east of shenzhen city, where I resided over on year with a Turkish friend and his Chinese Girlfriend,
A good relationship we had, how worked for a Chinese company in development and sales of speakers, his girlfriend an artist and creative impressive to watch her create super photos and drawings, she even loved knitting passionately every evening was spent doing this as a therapeutic means she told me.
Friends Depart China Traveling the World
Cem and Miu as they were named packed up after several years planning to get abroad and do the backpacking thing, they started in Lao, India, and have been moving since even restrictions are in place they work and travel.
His Amazon shop sells essential oils developed from a Turkish professor and his wife, his preparation to set this up prior to making the backpacking travel has worked out well, it’s fully functional and automated. Check these quality products that are certified and internationally marketed <<<<coolcowoils>>>
Coronavirus Security China
As the virus lock down is becoming relaxed in china I have been able to do more though localized, I have found with my girlfriend places I would not have otherwise encountered, she is very organized and informative on anything Chinese and governmental, [being a party member] but not actively now.
Charlie has strong characteristics as a Chinese I find that surprising, empathy, sympathy, pragmatic and meticulous, listens and responds with more than opinions but supporting information on any topic we discuss, a rarity in my time living and traveling china.
Weekend 7-8th June
Li Shi Zong Ci
Li’s Ancestral Hall
Located and planned to check out a historical family home residence in our vicinity, this was a great treat and surprise to me to find this kind of history in a localized area with modern buildings popping up everywhere, be it on the outskirts of shenzhen city
Important families had their own ancestral hall, where they used for consecrating the family ancestors
This Hall is traditional building and structure and though in need of work on the perimeter it offers an honest insight of the times of Qing dynasty, how the master managed the residence and how it was used as a place of special meaning.
Its Internal Community was protected with high walls perhaps 9 feet tall, 2 battlements for deflecting intruders were sited diagonally from each corner of the residence, each tower was designed to offer a high point for shooting or whatever methods they had at that time
The DESIGN was over one block in length and all internal buildings are one floor high except the master with a 2nd floor, The community was made up of servants and delegates to act on the behalf of the master.
As it stands now these homes are still in use, however new metal security doors are replaced from the wooden ones of past times. Inner roads that interconnect with each row of living quarters were wide enough to perhaps walk a good size barrow, with paved streets ”hutong’. Similar to what you may see in Beijing’s outskirt town area
Art and pictures painted on archways and inner hall, a congregation area for meetings, ceremony and important gatherings
On the outer Wooden doors x 4 of the Residence are embossed door handle rings [depicting the owners seal]
The emphasis on feng shui was apparent and a strong belief in better things in life and longevity, this was by way of a good size water pond outside the front gate where wild ducks and birds gather to play today
On closer look i see these ducks are clipped so as not to fly away. But much has been done to make them comfortable and fed.
Who says lock down means locked out? we see things as negative when it is not necessary the case.
My time as a traveller and world resident person, I have taken great interest in cultures and its failings and strengths
nothing is perfect nor will it be as you expect, we come from different aspects and upbringing as internationals,
This will always have challenge, moments of dismay and certainly considerations, but to regret my actions to date.
I would not Entertain the thought, it has no place in my perspective of CHINA, UK or any county i was fortunate to visit.
About the author
Hi Welcome Passionate and Article-blog writer Born Latin America, Grew up predominantly in the UK World traveler countries but none inspired me to take on the writing scene. until Asia. My goal is in utilizing both new and acquired experiences. This site is designed to bring a grounded walk of life in what and where i have resided, worked or loved in some cases all consequitively. No Fancy talk and Promises just plain experinces, life is about tribulations and this is no different, quality in its contents and what it offers is what you will inevitably read digest and consider. My natural drive meeting and greeting organically, is about life and its cultures, different circumstances I encountered in this carbon body and its grace on this earth. To complete a book of experiences is a plan,, Honest and relevant testimonials beginings to where i am now. Feedback from you Comments is all i request, Tell me what niggles, frustrates or pleases you. If you want a topic covered Fine! That too! Have a Positive Life Chris