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A Weekend of Thunderstorms... OR NOT!

on 05/27/2016 - 08:49 am

The weather report is driving me nuts. A couple of days ago they were predicting thunderstorms starting mid-week and going on through the weekend. I haven't seen any rain yet, let alone thunderstorms but they're still predicting them all weekend long. In fact, they forecast a 60% chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, 80% chance for Saturday and a 100% chance for today. Those are pretty cocky statements considering they've been wrong the last couple of days. Anyway, here's hoping that they're wrong again. Enjoy the weekend!
Online Charity Auction of Bike worth 8,000 RMB
Over the last couple of weeks, people throughout Shekou have been coming together to help out brothers Arnold ...

The 'I Love You' Weekend

on 05/19/2016 - 03:20 pm

Today is May 20th and the interwebs seem to be all abuzz with love here in China. Not officially any sort of actual holiday or celebration (yet), the hype around this day stems ultimately from human laziness. What better way to say I love you then via text with an abbreviation? The story goes that the numbers 5, 2, and 0, when pronounced together, sound like "I love you" in Chinese. 5 (pronounced "WU") sounds like "Wo" (meaning "I"), 2 (pronounced like the letter "R") for some apparently sounds like "Ai" (meaning "Love), and 0 (pronounced "LING") strangely sounds like "Ni" to some people; which means "you". It's funny how I've been here 9 years and I can't get a taxi driver to understand me ...

Friday the 13th Weekend

on 05/12/2016 - 08:02 am

If you spend any amount of time in China, you'll quickly see that the number four is their unlucky number. The counterpart for many of us is the number 13. Don't ask me why, it just is. Anyway, in case you haven't noticed yet, today is Friday the 13th! According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Millions refuse to even leave their house on this day. Across the pond, a study in the British Medical Journal, published in 1993, concluded that there "is a significant level of traffic-related incidences on ...

Happy Mother's Day! Special Offers for Moms in Shekou

on 05/07/2016 - 11:00 am

This Sunday May 8th is Mother's Day here in China and in many parts of the world. Don't forget to call your moms and wish them a happy day. If you're a mom here in Shekou, we hope you have a wonderful and happy Mother's Day. To help you enjoy it, here's a list of special offers just for you.
Free Glass of Wine for Moms on Mother's Day at Gold Coast!
To Celebrate Mothers Day 8th May, all Mothers on this day enjoy a complimentary glass of wine when dining, Happy Mothers Day
In Sea World Square, Hai Bin Commercial Bldg #118. Telephone: 2667-6968

Three Special Mother's Day Dining Offers at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nan ...

Things To Do on This Post Holiday Weekend

on 05/05/2016 - 05:03 pm

Last night was a long night! There was a lot going on and there's still plenty going on this weekend so don't let me keep you. Read on and have a great weekend!
Weekend-o De Mayo Celebrations at Pancho's & X-TA-SEA!There were parties galore last night as Shekouites poured into Coyote's, Pancho's and X-TA-SEA to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The Buffet and Mariachis drew a crowd at Pancho's and they'll continue the same tonight. The re-opening of the newly renovated Tequila Coyote's packed people in as well with their buffet and live music. Highlights at X-TA-SEA were the 50% off Margaritas and the Chili Pepper Eating Contest; the latter of which will repeat again tonight and ...

3 Days of Celebrating Adversity (May 5, 6, and 7)

on 05/04/2016 - 09:17 pm

Life is full of obstacles, challenges, conflicts and even wars. We win some, we lose some. When we lose, we hurt; yet we hope it helps us grow stronger. When we win, we celebrate!
This Thursday commemorates one such celebration, the defeat of the French in east-central Mexico by the outnumbered Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. The rag-tag army of 2,000 Mexicans, Led by Texas-born General Zaragoza, stood up against the army of 6,000 French soldiers, in what has become a true symbol that no matter what lies ahead, we can overcome.
Come out this Thursday to celebrate this simple truth, "we shall overcome!" To make it easier, three lively venues ...