Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

There I was, nervous again, fidgeting over my notes, like a first day back at school, checking my hair was OK and my shoelaces were done. In a foreign land here I was now, faced with the task of trying to learn some basic Cantonese. Cantonese is one of many Chinese dialects. It is spoken Read more about Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers Saturdays were always my day off as a blogger. I tended to write my Saturday and Sunday stuff during the week and take Saturday off. It’s football day and I should be down Dean Court or the Oval. Even in a flash of inspiration, I’d jot my ideas Read more about Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

“It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England

“You’ve made me look like a c*nt in front of millions” – Craig Phillips talking to “Nasty Nick” Bateman on Big Brother 2000. As I continue to write about my journeys around the planet, there are some huge huge gaps from my adventure that are just not covered on this website, and for the lack of Read more about “It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England[…]

The Day I…Did An FM Radio Show Naked in Bournemouth, England

“Travel blogging killed a radio star” – lyric alteration from the Buggles. I’ve always loved radio. Background banter. Something you don’t need to watch while you listen to it. You can do other things and have the football, music or chat show on in the background. I love working on radio. During my teenage years I Read more about The Day I…Did An FM Radio Show Naked in Bournemouth, England[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: One Pound A Drink Nights in Inferno, Bournemouth, England in 2014

I re-visited my old town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England again this year and this meant more reunions than could ever be counted, more nights out, lots of reminiscing and a certain sadness attached to the town I left behind in 2009. I moved to Bournemouth in 2003 and it kickstarted my Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: One Pound A Drink Nights in Inferno, Bournemouth, England in 2014[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: “Damn My Education, I can’t find the words to say”

This dose of Sunday’s Inspiration is one for the Mums and Dads, possibly. I’ve been longing for chances to preach to people about how education is not the be all and end all of your lives. Sure, it’s nice to be a bit intelligent, or at least fake a bit of intelligence in the form Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: “Damn My Education, I can’t find the words to say”[…]

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Fake Student ID Cards

I’m not really recommending getting yourself in trouble but I’m definitely cutting corners and constantly finding ways to budget when you travel. A great tip is to buy (or make) a fake Student ID Card. These days anyone can be a student, as there are so many mature students out there, so you;re never to Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Fake Student ID Cards[…]