Sandford Orchards Cider Olympics at Murrays Irish Pub

Yes, Dongguan loves cider, and last night eight teams proved that fact again at Murray’s when they took on the Sandford Orchards Cider Olympics challenge. Teams Ziggy’s 1 and 2

Sophie’s Dream Studio

Sophie’s Dream Studio opened last year by Sophie Yuan, a long time fixture of our community and owner of Sophie’s Nail Salon in Dongcheng. 28 ladies came together in a

Good Manners Cost Nothing

Ever wondered what it really means to be a gentleman or gentlelady? The Sea Turtle reveals the most touching discovery she has made in the UK and how this has

The Ferry

What lies ahead at the other side of this trip across the sea? Who knows when the horizon remains invisible and your senses have been paralyzed. Day I pass the

Passover at Martin’s Bakery

Another year, another Passover dinner (Leil-Seder) was celebrated by the Israelis and other expat Jews living in Dongguan, last Friday, March 30. The dinner was once again catered with Martin’s

英国人的“绅士精神”

“绅士”对英国人来说不仅仅是一种身份,更多的是在每个英国人民身上体现的素质。 除了泰晤士河畔的美丽风光和常年阴雨连绵的气候,大部分人对英国的印象少不了那些身着礼服、头戴礼帽、手中拎着雨伞信步走在街上的传统英国绅士。其实随着时代发展,现在在街头戴礼帽穿西装的人很少了,然而这种绅士的气度和精神却传承到了每一个英国人的身上。我在英国学习生活已经一年了,在这段学习生活期间,我感触最深的是英国人真的很有礼貌。 我所见到的英国人都待人彬彬有礼,讲话十分客气,“谢谢”、“请”字经常挂在嘴边。我们学院的院长就是一位非常优雅的女士。她总是坐得笔直,说话的时候带着和谐的手势,动作不大,但却很有亲切感。她说话总是慢慢的,语调适中,显得很有风度,充满了个人魅力。我每次与她谈话时都觉得是一种享受。 我刚刚到英国时真的非常的不习惯,遇到司机停车礼让的时候都有点不知所措,或者过马路的时候快跑几步。 我宿舍附近的居民也都非常友善、有礼貌。初到英国时,人生地不熟的我时常会迷路,于是只好频繁地问路。英国地广人少,特别是在小巷里,很多时候走上半天都不一定能碰到一个人。但只要有人出现,他(她)就会尽量帮助你。有时,我只是在马路上显出很疑惑的样子,一会儿看手机一会儿环顾四周,很快就会有人主动走过来问你是不是需要帮助。我刚来的时候,曾经一天中遇到了三次主动走来帮助我的好心人,真的要好好感谢他们。 还有一次,我到附近的超市买东西,但是最后结账的时候正好没带够零钱,后面还有很多人在排队,我紧张又羞愧,一直在包里翻来翻去试图找到几个硬币。这时候,排在我后面的男士主动问收银员还差多少零钱,他可以帮我垫付。虽然差的钱只是几便士,但是在异国他乡得到了英国人温暖的帮助,真的太棒了。这位男士一定是个小天使! 另外,英国人开车非常守规矩,而且所有的驾驶一定会遵循礼让的精神,司机每到路口都会减速行驶,如果看到有人通过,一般都会礼让。英国的路基本都比较窄,有些路段是无法两车并行的,这种时候,两车司机也会互相礼让,而且被让的一方一定会用手势表示感谢。我刚刚到英国时真的非常的不习惯,遇到司机停车礼让的时候都有点不知所措,或者过马路的时候快跑几步。等我适应之后才发现其实不必这样,大大方方地走过去就可以了。 我平时都是骑自行车上下学的。有一次骑车回家的时候比较晚,天都黑了。我在路上等红绿灯的时候,旁边的轿车司机特地摇下车窗提醒我,为了安全,最好去买自行车灯,这样司机们才能更清楚地看到自行车。这位司机还亲切地告诉我其实我学校里有一个部门就可以领取免费的车灯,真的让我感到非常温暖。 英国人的礼貌和待人接物的方式都非常值得赞赏。人际交往中,其实难免会有磕磕绊绊,不如学着遇事换位思考,多替别人着想,以宽容、礼让、理解之心与人交往,每个人可以成为“绅士” Read in English

Treasures of Hope Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday, March 25 around 400 people from the Dongguan community gathered together at Tangla Dongguan Hotel for the annual Easter event organized by PartyHERE!, Tangla Dongguan Hotel and Treasures

Hollywood Baby Tapas Grand Opening

Last Saturday night saw the grand opening of Hollywood Tapas, at the heart of Dongcheng. The newly opened Spanish eatery was packed with a great mix of Spanyards, French and

Black Panther Block Party at BQuarter/Muzika

Muzika and B Quarter, the duo already well-known for their music, bars and fun themed parties, held another successful one last night, themed after the hit movie Black Panther. And

Grateful Q Launch Party

The man is a local legend and last night he and his team proved their mettle again with the launch of their new BBQ joint, Grateful Q, in Dongcheng Walking