Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 21

My blood chilled and my heart warmed (slightly)

As I mentioned at the tail end of my post on the Anti-Japanese Protests on the 18th of September, I saw things that inspired me, and some that filled me with a deep feeling of sadness. Let’s start with the bad and end on the slightly more positive one. As the protests over ownership of […]

Anti Japanese protests, Guangzhou, China September 19

Anti-Japanese Protests – In the Thick of it

Standing in the seething mass of angry people on Tianhe Road in Guangzhou on Tuesday afternoon, it’s easy to see not only the fervour and strength of resentment of many Chinese toward Japan, but also many clues that this whole series of protests had the full support of people much higher up the ladder… Around […]

Anti-Japanese protests in Guangzhou, 2012 September 17

Anti-Japanese protests in Guangzhou

I’m not gonna get into the background, as most people will have heard something about the protests in China over the Senkaku/Diao Yu Islands (their name depends on if you ask a Japanese or Chinese person), and if you haven’t, you can always do a quick Google to find out. What I AM going to […]

September 14

It’s all about the face!

Recently, Guangzhou made headlines with its new policies banning smoking in public places. In any other country, this may have been cause for celebration to those non-smokers like me who are sick of being forced to choose between passive smoking and dining out… But this is China. The sad fact is, one of the key […]

September 13


Another scene from Guangzhou. And what guy wouldn’t want to wake up next to a model?

September 11

Change of perspective

Life looks a lot more interesting when you view it from a different angle. I saw the people sitting on the bench in an atrium of Zhongshan No.1 Hospital in Guangzhou, and left my wife waiting in the stairwell while I raced to a higher level to see how it looked from above. It was […]

Canton tower night lights - Adam Robert Young September 06

Embrace it!

Excuses Excuses Excuses… “If only I had better gear, I could take some amazing photos!” “I didn’t bring my camera, how can I take photos? Mobile phone cameras don’t allow me the control I need to produce anything of any quality” Well, I can understand where people who say these things are coming from. There’s […]