Columns

Catching the Mouse

What is the best method for learning Mandarin? Well, there isn’t one. But there are a number of options open to suit various levels, reasons for learning, and lifestyles. Ever

The Camera Never Lies

Welcome to teacher tales, a column dedicated to the experiences of Fernando Munoz—the face of here! Teacher talks—and how he dealt with certain predicaments along the way. Take note! About

Philippine Eden Presents Paradise

With Chinese new year almost upon us, for this month’s getaway suggestion we leave China’s borders, as our weekender guide tells the tales of his Christmas trip to the central

Habits

By Chelsea Hite/Curated by Michael Kelly We come to this diner every Saturday. We have done for, what is it, 25 years now? Give or take anyway. As the time

Guess What? Cantonese Rules, Too

It’s easy to forget that not far behind the most widely spoken Chinese language is the lovable Cantonese, of which most of us know of, and often hear, but are

Flash Fiction Edition

Only The One Time… By John Lombard “And that is where I found the knife, covered in the victim’s blood, with Mr. Drake’s fingerprints all over it,” testified Detective John

A Leading Education For Innovation

Renowned Singaporean education brand Etonhouse first came to Dongguan in 2006. it all started with a phone call. Executive director grace Aik said “yes” to opening a school, and the

West of the Pearl River

The west of the pearl river delta stretches from Guangzhou down to Zhuhai. This month our resident weekender columnist explores what lies between the two and why it’s worth visiting.

Managing Life In The Hotel Industry

Having started out as a bellman in the Beijing hotel, 25 years later Keith Zhang now operates as general manager of the HyattRegency Dongguan, arguably the best hotel in Dongguan.

Hunan Hijinks

The land of spice and birthplace of Mao Zedong: our neighboring landlocked province Hunan certainly has a few hot-spots worth visiting. Alix headed north-east before making his way through the