The author, trying to look intelligent. Lao Waitan, Ningbo, 2012



Thar She blows

Siming Shan

Thousand Island Lake

etc etc.

Just click on each one to read the story.

I live in Ningbo, Have a bevy of motorcycles, some sailing boats and I do quite a bit of surfing. Life is good.. but yes. .there would be a few things I'd like to change. 

If it is not possible to stop getting older then to have bones that don't hurt so much would be nice. 

Hair? It would be nice to have the curls back but it's no biggie. 

But really, would I change anything? Those stunning good looks? The mountains of cash?.. nah.. we are what we are..is what we are.. We can change the hair style but when you make your own bed and it's that messy, you can at least go and stay in a hotel.

 If there is one thing that may make a difference it is to ask each and every one of ourselves a simple question. It goes like this:

"What is it that I can do in this life that will help to leave this place a slightly better place when I have gone?"

If all people could ask themselves this question on a regular basis then maybe we can change our world if not ourselves, or am I still a dreamer? I hope so!

ANYWAY.. I'm going to keep taking pictures and writing, not only about a middle aged fart biking around China but also maybe something else about China, so maybe we all get to have a different opinion about the place here, the people and from that, maybe about ourselves too. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I do writing it.

If you do enjoy, please send the link to all your friends. Thanks. Now a few of my own cliches................

Poverty is the only crime against humanity.

Equality is simply a state of mind.

Lies kill more people than pollution. 

You can only reason with the reasonable

throw away words come from throw away thoughts and throw away mouths
think what you mean and mean what you say

What we do or say matters if what we do or say matters.  

But if intelligent 'aint to your liking.. I do stupid too..

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Brittney | Reply 16.11.2014 20.41

This is a very nice blog you know.But not as good as my blog

Jonsims 20.11.2014 12.35

Thanks for the feedback. It probably is the best blog I have ever written, as yours is.. Is yours about riding m/cycles in China, surfing and sailing?

Ella | Reply 25.07.2014 13.16

Hi, found your comments on The Mail Online. I'd like to know more about the products you manufacture and for advice on doing business in China. Please email me.

Steven | Reply 11.07.2014 22.03

Like many people commenting here I also read your comments on mail online, I too live here in China, Luoyang to be precise.
Keep up the great work!

Jon 14.07.2014 20.41

Steven... Henan eh... Cold in the winter... Free heating.. I love the mail.. I am able to upset so many people.. for freeeeeeeeeeeee... spread the word..

JoeJohn | Reply 09.06.2014 17.16

I saw your comment on Daily mail and was curious to see your site.. well done. I'm from India and these are things we can only dream of

Debbie Wilcox | Reply 18.03.2014 02.17

Hi - found yr blog from your comments on The Mail Online! I also have dual UK/NZ citizenship and have briefly visited China - so I am interested to have a read!

Jon 23.03.2014 19.17

Debbie.. Thanks so much for you message.. I have a lot of fun.. Even with the DM !!!!

Matt | Reply 25.02.2014 19.49

Hey Jon. Matt here from Shanghai. Still a bit singed from that mortar on NYE down in Dulan. Send me your email address when you get a chance. Cheers mate

jon 08.03.2014 13.08

matt.. good to hear from you.. jonsims@ksmetals.net

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23.01 | 09:19

Would you be interested in getting anything published?

23.01 | 09:19

Hey Jon, Vincent Vinci. Great Page. We met at Uncle Bruce's awhile back, don't know if you recall the guy wearing a mask.

06.12 | 13:45

Actually, i prefer to believe the body itself, keep the system active to defeat disease attacking and protect health. Everyday with sunshining mood, take care!

04.12 | 17:14

In fact just had keyhole surgery on my knee. Out today.. China just keeps getting better..

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