Author Archives: Mark
It turns out the dub-cult-classic Monkey Magic actually has some pretty deep roots. I always thought it was the product of a Japanese acid trip. Not so! The side burned Monkey and the rotund Pigsy are so important to Chinese culture, … Continue reading
China has gone bonkers. They’ve gone nipple bonkers. Firstly, the cause. Two weeks ago a spate of Chinese female news anchorwomen began sporting a similar fashion statement on camera. ERECT NIPPLES!! A spate of erect nipples!!! In a particular popular … Continue reading
Stumbled across this phrase in conversation with someone at work. ‘fu qi xiang’ (foo-chi-si-yung) Ad hoc meaning, ‘look of the couple’. It gets applied to couples who look alike. In Chinese culture it is very very very lucky. Turns out … Continue reading
Swimming (v.) – To be in the process of continually saving oneself from drowning. Story here.
AFP reports today that a film about an Australian-Chinese war hero has provoked name calling from Chinese lobby groups. Billy Sing, a legendary sniper who killed over 200 enemies in Gallipoli, is the inspiration, nay, course material for the upcoming … Continue reading
Publicly China is saying the TAX will not make a difference. Privately they are whinging not just because mining companies may have to raise prices, but because China owns huge stakes in Rio and BHP. Ultimately it won’t make a … Continue reading