Date registered: April 22, 2009
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thanks for the your feedback on the article! and i actually agree with everything you said - about the crap location of the venue, it being the first year, tennis not so popullar in china etc etc.
but i too was raised on wimbledon, and that's precisely why i was so excited about the match. what pissed me off was that these guys are undoubtedly getting paid A LOT to be there, and they (particularly mcenroe) couldn't even be bothered to make an effort to play well. the fact that they are getting paid so much and i had to pay so much to see it just kinda added insult to injury.
and you've seen the over 50s matches at wimbledon - there, you usually get some really great tennis, so i think the argument of the players ages doesn't really hold water.
so yeah you're absolutely right, perhaps i expected too much...but i'm still seething a little:)
ps. the source of the mcenroe rumour was a lot more reliable than the shamrock one, but if i told you who it is i'd have to kill you.
love all the circles in the first photo.
and a lovely intro, as ever
the duck story is fantastic!
thank you fran!
hey annie you can buy cloves from sabrina's! and thanks for a great recipe - now i have an oven of my own i'll definitely try it out
great introduction annie! and a very nice recipe too. keep up the good work!
I am a food writer (www.jessieandthegiantplate.com) with a strong interest in Chinese cuisine, and I am currently researching for an article on Chinese chopstick etiquette.
So far I have interviewed a couple of people about the rules of chopstick use that they learnt as a child, but I would love to hear from more. So, if any Chinese readers or readers with Chinese-heritage have the time, I'd love to hear from you on this subject.
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several hostels (sims, mix, etc) in chengdu do one day cooking courses, where you learn about 3 dishes.
other than that, if you want to do a longer course, have a look at http://www.lotusculinary.com/
outside of chengdu, i did a 1-day course at the yangshuo cooking school in guangxi in early 2008 and loved it - http://www.yangshuocookingschool.com/