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Chinese Hour

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Roman Jun 2, 2014. 1 Reply

Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. You can learn Chinese with native qualified Chinese language teachers through video conferencing. This program is made exclusively for the individual's needs and will be…Continue

Changchun artists unite!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Roman Dec 20, 2012. 2 Replies

We are looking for all artists in Changchun to provide 2 pieces of artThe topic is:Inspired by Changchun today!We hope to have an exhibition in may next year - that gives you all creative folk nearly…Continue

Wanted - key information about Changchun

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clement Dec 21, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi there everyoneI am looking for some help here. I want to gather together all sorts of information about ChangchunFor instance:PopualationEconomyEducation etc etcSo for instance I can provide such…Continue

Airports around the world - tips and opinions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Sep 30, 2012. 2 Replies

This is a discussion post to list everything about the airports we visit. As we come from around the world we should have plenty of adviceto offer people as to what to expectAirports can be commented…Continue

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How to make the perfect hamburger

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 18:09 6 Comments

OK. I have been experimenting over the last few weeks on making the perfect hamburger. But what am I doing wrong? None of my creations seem to be up to scratch! Help needed! Please post any tips here!

Even Ulan Bator has Irish pubs

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:45 0 Comments

Over the past two decades Irish pubs have proliferated around the planet. Now there are warnings their growth is being halted. How did the Gaelic-themed drinking establishment take over the world?

Stroll through the centre of almost any international city where the sale of alcohol is permitted and sooner or later you'll find one. There will be horseshoes on the walls, the Pogues on the jukebox and road signs pointing you towards Dublin and Donegal.

Above the front door,… Continue

World Cup - where can we watch it?

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 15:49 5 Comments

OK. We are a month away from the start of the World Cup - anyone any ideas about which bars are gearing up to show it? Please post any nuggets here! Also join the World Cup Group at

Eating Dogs - a thriller set in Changchun

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 14:13 9 Comments

A good friend of mine and of many people here in Changchun has just completed writing his book which is a thriller set in Changchun. He asked me if I could get a group of people to read the book and critique it for him. . This would help him enormously in deciding on any changes/developments he might make

Set in a university here in Changchun, the resident expatriate English teacher is surprised when one of his good English students suddenly goes missing. On enquiring about…


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At 6:02 on September 28, 2015, Anabel García Ugrotte said…

Hi Richard, this is Anabel. I am trying to get in touch with you, maybe your email address has changed. My we chat number is +34 633 433 201.

I miss Changchun. Big hug,


At 13:08 on April 23, 2015, Damon Shi said…

Hello, Richard;

This is Damon( Ruitao,Shi). a former student from Raffles. How is going everything?

I tried several time to reach out u, I don't know if this work. Can I get u Email so that we have talk further. I really need your help!

I will left mine here: 

If any, Please get back to me ASAP!

At 20:26 on August 31, 2014, Chad said…
Thank you so much!
At 13:18 on June 27, 2014, Catherine Zheng said…

Yea :)  Im back for " winter holiday". It's always nice to be home. 

At 21:18 on June 25, 2014, Catherine Zheng said…

Hey Richard :) Thanks! How have you been ? 

At 12:26 on June 8, 2014, Alisher said…
Please email it to
Many thanks!
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At 18:19 on May 13, 2014, Edwin Haves said…

Thank you for your welcoming message. :)

At 22:32 on April 9, 2014, Catherine Zheng said…

Xie xie :D 

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