Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday Photo- Geometry

This weeks Friday Photo theme is Geometry- which, incidentally, I got to choose as I was the showcased photographer from the Touch theme- YAY!

These are my entries for this week:

Palm Fingers

Optical illusions in a Shanghai Footpath

The Sydney Opera House Sails 1

The Sydney Opera House Sails 2

Palm Fan

Monday, March 17, 2008

Chinglish again

Dining out would be much less interesting if I learned to read Chinese....

(Yes, the title of this page of pure flesh in the menu is "Nutritious Local Flavoured Vegetable Dishes)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lonely Hearts

I have to admit that we get a kick out of reading the wacky personals printed in the free classifieds magazines here in Shanghai. It is somewhat of a Saturday morning ritual to go to a cafe and read the latest 'attractions'. Sometimes you have to admire the honesty of the ads, though at others we simply cannot believe our eyes!

These are a select few from last week:

Successful man wanted

Pretty Chinese girl in Shanghai is looking for a successful man in millions of people to be her boyfriend (No black). I am tall, well-educated, and realistic, and I like dance, travelling and luxury life.

He must be healthy, rich and is able to pay euro 2500 a month. And must pay before.

Father My Children

I really want to have a baby but then i will have to find a father for my baby first. So is there anyone who is ready for a family and a kid? No divorced men or men who already have kids. I want this man to experience all this with me for the first time not looking for the ones who have already done this with their ex-wives or gfs, cause i feel that is not fair to me...He has to be honest,know how to respect women and is confident that he can be a good father.Well, no much worries or hurries, sure that we will start from friends to see where it goes... and i am QUITE serious, hope you are as well...

looking for a husband

I want to marry this end of this year so looking a man 28-40 years old above 170CM .If you want to marry please send to me my MSN ***********

seek wealthy generous man

Seek wealthy man for friendship. He must be wealthy (company owner,president,vice-president,banker etc) generous,age above 40. I'm chinese girl,attractive sweet smart,speak good english,i don't send photo.

looking for husband

Chinese girl 26 years old 165Cm work in shanghai as a property consultant. now looking for a husband 28-40 years old. NO MARRIAGE NO SEX if you like send to me.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Another one of those 'Duh' moments happened when inspecting my new scooter helmet on Sunday:

I mean, you literally can not see through the visor with all that writing on it- just how stupid could someone be?

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Photo

I've joined the Friday Photo group on Calliope's blog. It's really just a way to get me thinking about actual photography again, rather than how quickly I can snap something, only to then just relegate it to the deep dark recesses of my computer.

Every week there is a new theme, and this week's theme is touch. Here are my entries:

Saturday, March 01, 2008

An old joke...

Paraglider and dog rescued from


A 42-year-old man who became entangled in a tree while paragliding with his pet chihuahua east of Melbourne was rescued by emergency services after a five-hour search.

Why don't blind people parachute?

The paraglider set off on a routine flight with his chihuahua strapped to him from Donna Buang Summit Road, near Warburton, just before 5pm (AEDT) yesterday.
But shortly after take-off the pilot became entangled in a tree and called 000 from his mobile phone.

Because it scares their Guide Dogs.

Police search and rescue officers climbed the tree, placed a harness around the man and carried him to safety an hour later.

Yes, I know the joke is a stereotype, but I couldn't help but think of it when I read this article. I mean, who paraglides with their pet chihuahua?