Letters to the Editor
Dear Mr Gou Rou,
I do so enjoy reading your magazine. It reminds me very much of the South China Morning Post I used to read when stationed in Hong Kong or Singapore. Back in those days, things were rather more tough, I dare say - you had to physically punish the coolies if you wanted good service in a bar or restaurant! A few things stay the same, though. Beijing is much less awful than that sinkhole they call Shanghai. Can't abide the place. Shame that's where my nursing home is.
It's not all bad around here, though, you know. I attended a "pool party" with a group of young people last weekend and bally well enjoyed myself. Quite the knees-up. Many a fine filly frolicking about in next to nothing. That was easy on these old eyes of mine, I tell you.
Enjoyed your piece on the Beijing tar pits, by the by. Friend of mine went for a Burton in his fighter into one of them during the War - he made it out, but one can't say the same for his trousers.
Colonel H. Wilkins (ret.), Shanghai
I was turned on to reading your fine mag by my dear friend, Rob Metcalf. He couldn't stop gushing about how great it is, and I have to say he's wrong. It's even better than he said!
However, there is one thing I feel I should tell you - do you realise the Chinese characters in your logo mean "dog meat"? You've even got it on your T-shirts that you sell! Imagine that, walking around with a T-shirt that said that! Whoops!
Yours, Terry Walkman, Chongwenmen