Apologies To My Readers (HarperCollins, 2013) is the eagerly awaited debut by legendary China expat Rich McConnell. McConnell also paints, plays the zither and even writes. Read an exclusive extract here.
GULOU (China Daily Show) – A nine-year veteran of Beijing’s hutong district has vowed never to leave the area again, after a shocking experience outside the Second Ring Road last weekend.
BEIJING (China Daily Mail) – A terminal alcoholic has startled fellow wastrels by announcing his decision to settle in China.
Dear immaculately dressed Nigerian gentleman loitering outside Yashow Market, I’ve just split up with my girlfriend of three years, and although I felt ready to move on, I am still unable to be with anybody else.
Dear foreign man who has had fifteen failed relationships in eight months, I just returned to the US from China for the first time in seven years and fear I’m undergoing severe reverse-culture shock.
BEIJING (China Daily Show) — After taking full advantage of a 2-for-1 special on Mojitos, Brian Hannigan, 27, informed friends he would commence shooting “first thing Monday morning.”
Dear English teacher with a hangover,
I am wondering if you could pep up the lessons a bit, because frankly – I’m just as bored as you are.
Dear hooker outside Smuggler’s at 4am on a Friday,
I’m an expat German wife living in Beijing. I suspect that my husband, a high-level executive for a well-known mobile phone brand, might be fooling around behind my back.
An English teacher at Beijing’s No. 6 University of Horticulture & HVAC Repair called administrators Sunday to inform them that “yesterday’s Saturday morning class has been canceled.”