Monday, January 15, 2007

China Eyes

There was much talk of China on Start the Week and, coincidentally, I have just discovered that more Chinese are visiting this site than either Brits or Americans. They are, as one would expect, inscrutable. They leave no comments. Perhaps they are eagerly buying my book. Who knows? I feel as though I am dining at the Royal China in Queensway, a vast restaurant where the waiters say nothing and just watch. I wonder what they are thinking. Anyway, er, hi, guys.

13 comments:

  1. You are your book. Nearly every post you manage to slip a plug in somewhere. I've a good mind to just buy a copy for each regular contributor and be done with it! Would that do the trick? Or are you trying to crack the Chinese market?

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  2. You're right, Neil, I apologise. The problem is I have very little faith in bookshops, so I feel the need to do all the work myself. And, yes, I do wish to carck the Chinese market.

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  3. That extract in the Times might sell a few copies, if my wife is anything to go by. She saw it and was impressed (by the book, that is!). I told her a copy was in the post.

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  4. I see what you mean about the interesting spelling...

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  5. 他们想知道什么您认为也是

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  6. Ah, thanks, Slicker, but only I know those question marks were, in fact, Chinese characters. What did they mean?

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  7. "we are wondering what you are thinking, hence the visit."

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  8. The Duke of ZhouJanuary 17, 2007 6:17 pm

    When the full moon falls silent
    Who will catch the ripples

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  9. I'm a regular at Royal China (Bayswater) My wife is Chinese and says it's the best in London, or even HK. She chats witht the girls who are mostly very nice and some come from her home town in Malaysia, and they chat about it, just as you might if abroad and had an English girl waiting. Some have one or more children and they work hard. The guys can be veryhelpful too.

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  10. For me, your book is not cheap.

    My English is not good so that I don't wanna leave some message.

    For exemple, the title "China Eyes" is confusing.

    Why not "Chinese Eyes"? What is the difference between the two?

    Frankly speaking, visiting your blog is to improve my English!

    Yi

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  11. Yi, There is a line in a Tim Buckley song - 'She had those sad China eyes..' - which I always found very beautiful. I used China because it is more poetic. Chinese sounds like cheese.

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  12. What's wrong with cheese?
    You must learn to overcome your likes and dislikes.The All is in all.

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  13. The Duke of ZhouJanuary 26, 2007 7:29 am

    What's wrong with cheese? You must learn to overcome your likes and dislikes.The All is in all.

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