Ramblin Mik has Moved!

Ramblin Mik has Moved!

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Ramblinmik.com has now joined forces with our good friends at West Points East!  All our latest posts will be on there  Please go to www.westpointseast.com for more interesting stories and China info!

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Guangzhou Goaling for Glory

Guangzhou Goaling for Glory After annihilating Japanese contenders Kashiwa 8-1 on aggregate, Guangzhou Evergrande FC are on the brink of completing an historic treble; the Chinese Super League (CSL), the domestic FA Cup and the Asian Champions League (ACL). The club from Canton has sewn up the CSL with four games to spare. Beijing Guo’an FC await Guangzhou in the FA Cup semi-final; and no-one gives the capital club a chance.  Domestic champions themselves two years ago, they are no match for the Evergrande juggernaut, Read more [...] Read More

To Pee or Not To Pee?

To Pee or Not To Pee? Babies and toddlers in China don't wear nappies because they are 'uncomfortable' and 'mafan'. Not to mention an 'unnecessary expense'. Having witnessed it, we know that adults are happy to lift up a child from behind, gripping the back of its thighs, and allow it to urinate (or worse) in full and clear view of passers by in public places such as parks or pavements. Underwear doesn't have to be removed because there isn't any. Just a rudimentary hole cut out of the child's lower-body wear. As strange Read more [...] Read More

The Problem with Helping in China

The Problem with Helping in China Those of us who have spent time in China have all encountered situations where we are left scratching our heads in disbelief. No instance more so than the sight of a citizen in distress, surrounded by a sea of public common indifference. Those of us who have taken in the nightspots of China have probably witnessed alcohol-induced physical confrontations between natives. Of course, bar districts of the world suffer more or less the same problems; this in itself is not exclusive to China. The Read more [...] Read More

Talk About Missing the Boat

Talk About Missing the Boat This week in east China's Shandong Province, a severely hungover and confused man awoke in a huge container which was about to be shipped out of Qingdao City Port that morning. Mr Jiang, shocked and dazed, was jolted awake when the container he was in was hoisted 20 metres into the air and stacked on top of other guowai bound shipments. He had stumbled into the container three hours before being woken up by the crane at 7.20am - he had mistaken it for his employer-provided dormitory. Jiang was Read more [...] Read More

Beijing Lamborghini Up In Flames

Beijing Lamborghini Up In Flames As this  Lamborghini Gallardo lay stricken and smouldering on the side of Beijing's Fourth Ring Road at DongFeng Bridge, we couldn't help but chuckle. But did this image represent a more serious issue? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Stax4Zu-SM The automobile symbolized China today; dynamic and shiny, obnoxious and loud. The wild flames and explosions, which three fire engines failed to put out in time, represented the reckless nature of China's rise, and should be taken as a warning of Read more [...] Read More