Tea Time

The “game over” usually refers to Starcraft. As for the “ganma”, generally it’s a more brash way of saying “do what?” but it was also a local take on the word “shenme”, which means “what”. The local language in my town occasionally got to a point of laziness where the sound “sh” was just too…

Seven Dollars

“Western” food is quite pricey in China, especially if it’s imported. While there is plenty of Chinese junk food, it’s more along the lines of “sweet beef jerky, dried wasabi peas, dried fruit, nuts, some festive cakes with lots of dried fruit and seeds in them) So…the nasty effects on your body don’t even compare.…

Supersize Me

Being back in China for the second time 2 years later, I find this comic might no longer apply in the next few years, but in general smaller towns, this still holds true. Certain sales, particularly on foreign goods seem to read something like this: 1 pack M & Ms: 1 yuan 2 for 2…