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Wild Easter | Happy Jellyfish

Wild Easter

Did you know that “Good Friday” is called “Jesus experiences difficulties festival” (耶穌受難節)(ye sou sao laan jit) in Chinese? I bet you didn’t.
But now you know, and by going on an Easter trip with the Bureau into the inner reaches of Guangdong province at Easter, you’ll find out much more!

Much, much more. But not stuff like “this bridge was built in 1978 and it took 3,000 people armed with 16 million stones to build it over a ninety day period,” which is the kind of thing normal tour guides spout.

No, you’ll just find out interesting stuff. Stuff you ask me. And you’ll see lots of interesting stuff too. And not only interesting, but beautiful, great and cool! We leave HK on Jesus experiences difficulties festival and spend a day in Shenzhen; the next day we take a train to Guangzhou and further into the province.

Contact me for more information and check out the video; then tell me what you’d like to do.

Wild Shenzhen Extravaganza | Happy Jellyfish

Wild Shenzhen Extravaganza

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I always have a good time in Shenzhen’s famed Lo Wu Shopping Centre, even after several hours of “missy missy looking, you buy sunglass okay.” Still, I could really do with less nagging. My student ah-Si and I wondered how many thousands and thousands of yuan more they could have made out of us, had they not at every turn hounded us out of their shops with their incessant “missy-missy”ing… But that’s probably just as well. How many handbags does a woman really need, after all.

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After an impressive display of Cantonese on the 5th floor where we both bought materials, the full splendour of which will soon be displayed on these pages, it was off to my tailor on the 3rd floor for some measuring and fulsome praise of our figures. (Too right!)

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I had noticed several weeks earlier that a new Sichuan restaurant had opened not far from the shopping centre, and although the 川 (short for 四川,Sei Chuen) had an ominous 粵 (Yuet, the ancient name for Guangdong province) next to it, we thought we’d give it a go.

As expected, it was basically Canto slop with chillies thrown in, but one of the dishes, Lotus Root with Something (after eating several, we couldn’t decide whether the Something was fish or pork) was superb, out of this world and great.

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Satisfied! We did everything we came for including buying Sichuan spices and buying a new ceiling fan for my roof.

So now you can book a Sichuan meal for minimum 8 people the rest of this month and early September. The fan is incredibly effective and I’ve just changed my gas canister! It’s all systems go.

羅湖商業城 – Lo Wu Seung Yip Cheng (Lo Wu Shopping Mall)
布 – Bou (material, cloth)
手袋 – Sau doi (Handbag)

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