lostnchina

…because not all of us have our Peking ducks in a row

Big Mama Chang’s 2014 Forecast (Through Album Covers)

Recovering from the fattening festivities of the holiday season and looking into my thousand-year old preserved duck’s egg of a crystal ball, I wonder who’s (again) replaced all of my … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 25 Comments

The Fifty Shades of Skymall

Factory Manager Jia has been working at our factory in China since he was about 20 years old.  He’s now in his mid-30s.  When I met him for the first … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 23 Comments

Worst Album Covers in the Universe

We’re all familiar with the adage, “History repeats itself”, especially in the form of natural or man-made disasters.  In the 14th Century, Europe was crippled by the bubonic plague, which … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 25 Comments

Multi-cultural & Very Experienced Sensual Man Seeks a Beautiful Asian Honey to Treat as His Princess

First off, thank you for looking at my profile from the bottom of my heart.  But in order to make sure that only the most qualified of you are chosen, … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 42 Comments

Walkers Scottish Oatcakes and the Scottish Invasion of China

Because I’m absolutely lacking in creativity these days, I’m re-posting this piece from September 2011. We don’t hear a lot about Scotland in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.  I’m sure … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 24 Comments

People’s Republic of WTF?

The other day I realized that, even though this blog is entitled LOSTNCHINA and I frequently blather on about how odd it is to be Chinese-but-not-quite-Chinese-enough in China, I’ve never … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 38 Comments

Three Made-in-China Things That Almost Killed Me

Most of us are aware of the more obvious dangers that living in China might present – crossing the street and getting hit by a car, driving and getting hit … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 28 Comments