When I first saw the title of this post, “Chinese Red Army performing ‘Beat It’“, I had assumed it was just the latest attempt at a mass MJ viral tribute. Which I guess it sort of is, just with less criminals. Either way, I laughed my bits off. The Er Hu solo around the 2:50 …Read More
Today I read part 1 of the Forbes China Tracker Blog article Weird Things That People Get Used to in China (a translation of a Chinese article on NetEase). I suppose it is about things that Chinese people get used to, but since I’m leaving soon (countdown: 4 days), I figured I’d write one based on the …Read More
Steven (of LLW and Sinobytes renown) sent me an e-mail yesterday that has been make its way from Chinese inbox to Chinese inbox in an expedient fashion. I thought it was hilarious, and a some what rare opportunity to get a peek at the Chinese taking the piss at their own expense. Below is not the complete e-mail with photos, but the majority of it — organized into slightly more coherent groupings.
By far my favourite is the photo captioned “上海资源丰富，请随便享用” — the first image in the “Water Fountains” section. Let it never be said that the Chinese are devoid of sarcasm.
主题: 对不起,我们丢脸了 / Subject: Sorry, we’ve lost face.
See the images, with explanations, after the jump.Read More
Ever wonder what happens when an edutaining Chengdu traffic cop runs square into China’s fēi zhǔliú culture? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to the relatively new blog, Veggie Discourse, having subtitled this in English, we can all enjoy a gender-bending, hair-raising motorcycle safety video together: If you’re outside of China, or have a good VPN, …Read More
Long-time China expat blogger Oli, of djod.co.uk, is taking on the task of becoming “the world’s first Blogstar” via a rather zany new webcast called (appropriately enough) Blogstar.tv. The just released first episode, Window to the West, follows Oli on his search to secure more Chinese visitors to his blog. Anyone looking for seriousness need …Read More
I caught wind of these “multicultural” Haibao images on the blog of James Fallows, and couldn’t help but feel they’re a bit… well… ummm… insensitive. I would like to think that I am one of the least politically correct people out there, and I groan even approaching the topic. Perhaps it’s just that in my …Read More
With half the country in holiday mode today, and the other half grumbling from the office that they didn’t get to start their weekend yesterday (who’ll be grumbling on Sunday?), there’s perhaps no better time to have a laugh. So, allow me to draw your attention to a great site full of China-themed comics: MandMX. …Read More
There are few bloggers that have graced the English-language China blogsphere (seriously – there must be a better way to phrase that) with such wit and hilarity as has ex-Yellow Wings blogger, ex-Sinocidal blogger and ex-laowai Meursault (aka Chou Chou). Well, he’s returned — in writing at least — with a humorously cautionary guest post …Read More
From the photographer (blog): “A pair of teenage girls watches a snake show at the Ditan Park Spring Festival temple fair in Beijing.” NOTE: The original photo of the week has been changed, as it was pointed out in the comments that it wasn’t actually taken in China – heavy sleuthing guys. It’s still an …Read More
A little humour to lighten the mood about the whole thing. H/T Pandapassport, via Hao Hao Report (like this video? Be sure to vote for it.)Read More
With all the seriousness going on with [*tib*] these days, here’s a little hilarity to lighten the mood. China Celebrates Its Status As World’s Number One Air PolluterRead More