China: HOME SWEET HOME-6 The lessons I learned living in a Studio Apartment in Xiamen, China

SPECIAL NOTE: Before I share with you about THE LESSONS I LEARNED LIVING IN A STUDIO APARTMENT IN XIAMEN, CHINA, here are 3 important photos of my visit to see my godson Jim Cai, with his father, mother and grandmother (grandpa is busy with his own factory)....David got a bigger factory where there is room … Continue reading China: HOME SWEET HOME-6 The lessons I learned living in a Studio Apartment in Xiamen, China

(China-67) First Smart Hotel in Chengdu, the gay capital of China

SPECIAL NOTE: Nothing could stop anyone in China today to exploit every opportunity to make money and money! And so it did not surprise me that someone got the idea to start Smart Hotel...in fact Japanese style love hotels are in many major cities in China, with minimal workers or people to run the place...you … Continue reading (China-67) First Smart Hotel in Chengdu, the gay capital of China

(International-67) Dalian, the most expensive city in China? Not Beijing?

SPECIAL NOTE: During my last year as a visiting professor in China, I went with my boss (Head of the English Language Department in my school) to Dalian to attend a consultative conference focusing on producing and writing new books for teaching the English Language in China. During 2015-2017, I wrote two books SPEAKING ENGLISH … Continue reading (International-67) Dalian, the most expensive city in China? Not Beijing?

(China-65) A Mongolian Yurt wins a prestigious design award!

  SPECIAL NOTE: a MENGGUBAO or a Mongolian yurt, a house, has won the Red Dot Design Award, March 2018. A simple design but elegant, spacious and airy and attractive...in a grassland environment. Peace passion power, Steve   Xiamen, China March 26, 2018 Hebei Province, China A building in the shape of a menggubao, or Mongolian … Continue reading (China-65) A Mongolian Yurt wins a prestigious design award!

(International-65) Headlights are a danger to drivers!

SPECIAL NOTE: I am now visiting China and there are just too many careless drivers with their beams high in the nights...In America, many drivers, especially those driving trucks are doing the same, blinding you in major roads and highways. Not safe anymore to drive in the nights, so I avoid it totally, If I … Continue reading (International-65) Headlights are a danger to drivers!

(International-64) Whales died in western Australia!

  SPECIAL NOTE: Strange that scientists still are in the dark why certain whales would kill themselves in a big group, not just alone. "Scientists do not know exactly what causes whales to beach themselves. Experts have said stranding can occur when whales are sick or injured, or make navigational errors, particularly along gentle sloping … Continue reading (International-64) Whales died in western Australia!