About

My name is Benjamin. Ever since childhood I’ve enjoyed telling stories. Whether it’s books, movies, video games or any other medium, I’ve always been fascinated by the power of narrative storytelling.

I studied performing arts at college and then digital filmmaking at university. I then did a succession of boring part-time jobs while struggling as a freelance screenwriter and script editor in the UK. I started this blog when I was teaching ESL in Beijing for a year. I Have since returned to the Jing and am still sharing my stories.

China is a culture that has always fascinated me, but I never imagined that I would live here. Within the first few days of my arrival I was struck by the difference between China as it is and the China that had been implanted in my head by guidebooks, philosophical texts and kung fu movies! Beijing is a vibrant city full of hutong bars, squat toilets and ‘sherpa’ taxis for which a red light is nothing more than a handy guideline.

I hope (despite fairly persistent technology snafus) to share with you some of my stories about China in general and Beijing in particular.

BE WARNED: The blog occasionally contains harsh and salty language, because that’s how I roll sometimes.

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