Setting up a business, finding reliable administrative staff and a workspace can be a very difficult task - the latter being a legal requirement in China - especially when you consider that just navigating the bus routes around Hangzhou can result in a brain melting experience.
“Macau is a city of duality. Its fortresses, churches and the food of its former Portuguese colonial masters speak to a uniquely Mediterranean style on the China coast, intermixed with alleys, temples and shines. On the other hand, it’s also the ‘Vegas of the East’ – the Special Administrative Region of Macau is the only place in China where gambling is legal.” - Lonely Planet
Every week, from Wednesday to Sunday at 9.30 to 1.30am, a funk, soul and Latin influenced 4-piece band, create a huge feel-good vibe around Eudora bar and restaurant with their own funky sound and energetic performances. I originally went as a spectator, but after only ten minutes of unrelenting head nodding, foot tapping (and maybe a cheeky bit of body popping) to the funky sound of a uniquely covered version of Superstition by Stevie Wonder, I knew I would be leaving a fan.
25-year-old Beijing native folk ballad singer/songwriter Song Dongye(宋冬野) ain’t handsome, ain’t fashionable, ain’t got an athletic body, in fact he is a bit chubby, standing tall and strong, sporting a clean crew cut, black T-shirt and casual shorts. Song Dongye looks more like a passers-by than a celebrity. From being relatively unknown to a popular name on the lists of performers for music festivals, Song Dongye was pulled out of the rut by one song—“Miss Dong."