It’s been well over a year since the last post here at Lost Laowai, and for that I probably owe an apology. Which, admittedly, is an odd way to start a post touting the fact that Lost Laowai has been in existence for 10 years this month.Read More
… He died an old man in a cold Chinese hospital an entire hemisphere removed from everyone and everything he had ever known. Surrounded by strangers, he couldn’t even have read his own obituary.Read More
I had an English class once where this girl interrupted me to ask what I thought of Japan, and without waiting for an answer, proceeded to tell me that Japan had killed many Chinese people, that they hated China, they were jealous of China. Then she went into Korea. Korea “stole our culture”. You’d think imitation the sincerest form of flattery, but not this girl.
I didn’t know what to say. On one hand, listening to this recorded message, it dawned on me that I was 12,000 miles away from everyone and everything I had ever known…and that according to some people, this, this, blind allegiance, blatant censorship, and self-checking all in the name of “harmony”…this is the next superpower.
On the other hand, she was speaking. I take what I can get.Read More
This post represents a bit of a milestone here at Lost Laowai, as it is (if the title didn’t give it away) our 500th one. The first post on Lost Laowai was back in September 2006, and we’ve averaged about 2 posts a week in the 3.5 years since. Going off visitation alone, the most …Read More
Hey all, pardon the mess. Am in the process of getting Lost Laowai 3.0 up and running, and am bound to be breaking stuff repeatedly while I do so. Apologies ahead of time if you come to the site and get a dastardly PHP function error, or 404 not found notice. A lot of things …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
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Lost Laowai blog‘s address has changed ever so slightly. Though all the old links and feed will be automatically redirected, should you wish to update your bookmarks and RSS readers, the new addresses are: http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog/feed/rss UPDATE: http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog/feed Again, all links should automatically redirect even …Read More
I’m a bit crap at remembering birthdays, and so this is a bit late – but Lost Laowai officially turned 2 years old a week or so ago. It’s a bit hard to believe that it was that long ago I started clacking away on my keyboard attempting to put together some sort of site …Read More