Nellyliew's bioOriginally from the UK, moved to Australia where my home is and now I'm living and working in China.
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Could you give up using wet wipes?We all travel a lot these days and I'm no exception. When I fly, I seem to accumulate a lot of "single use" airline wet wipes. I usually don't feel the need to use them and so I keep them. I've now got tons of the blinking things. I feel they are useful; I kind of think I'm sure I'll use them, but in reality, I don't. When I'm in a restaurant, I use the napkin or serviettes and If I'm out shopping, I usually use the public loos in the shopping centres and wash my hands with soap and water at the sink. Wet wipes are one of those things you think will be more useful than they really are, ...really.Nellyliew commented on:
Would you buy your supermarket produce loose, out of packaging?I used to shop at the local markets as a child with my mum's tartan shopping trolley. Most produce was bagged up in brown paper bags, but often they would be shoveled straight into your bag from the silver weigher. It never bothered us that things were just sitting next to each other. We just got home and retrieved them and ate them.Nellyliew commented on:
What goes first: milk or tea?Len, oh no....how can you consign the pot, saucer, toast rack and cake stand to history, or the Aged care charity shop. But if you did, I'll be the first to go there and buy them back. I live in China and I proudly make tea in the pot (even with tea bags), I even have a cosy to keep it hot. Toast is not such a common thing over here, so I had to scour every electric shop to find a toaster, so the toast rack will have to wait.Nellyliew commented on:
What goes first: milk or tea?Ha ha...why didn't you ask that about instant coffee? Because, in that debate, there is no contest. Milk first in order to make the drink more palatable- I only drink instant when desperate, but there you go-apparently it doesn't "burn" the coffee. As for tea, well, first I put sugar (usually) and then I might add the milk depending on my mood, but one thing's for sure, the brew is way more creamy when the milk goes in first. For some reason, I do end up adding more if the milk is first. If I use milk from the bottle or carton, I use a lot more than if I add it later or use a tiny carton such as you might have from McDonald's. I can't believe a small McDonald's carton does the trick, but it does somehow!Nellyliew commented on:
Will you try Cadbury's new 'diet' chocolate bar?Last week, thirsty as hell in the southern Chinese summer heat and humidity, I scoured the shelves of Marks and Spencer's in Hong Kong for a cold, sweet, fizzy hit to cool me down. I love ginger ale, but all I could find was a diet version. It was the same for almost all the fizzy drinks. Only a Florida Orange "real sugar" version stood among the sweet pretenders vying for my affection. I can't stand diet drinks, low fat this and that, artificial sweetener the next. Is it really too much to ask for a delicious sugar laden fizzy fix, guaranteed to cool me down, keep me hydrated and give me a boost of much needed energy to deal with the crowds on the Hong Kong metro? So, I guess you've guessed that my answer to a low fat chocolate bar is a big, fat resounding "Yuck".ViewDate:
12th Jun 2019Nellyliew commented on:
Has social media destroyed good grammar?What destroyed good grammar is not so much social media. It's when the emphasis on the "process" over the product took precedence. When I was at school, you wouldn't dream of having a piece of writing displayed until it had been corrected. You polished and corrected everything you wrote and then it was proudly held up for the world to see. But gradually, over time, that changed and work was displayed warts and all. Teachers would even "translate" for befuddled parents trying to decipher what their little Tommy had written. Thank you teacher for sparing Tommy's mother's blushes. But if no one is really correcting, then how can a child know what is what?ViewDate:
12th Jun 2019Nellyliew commented on:
Does the person in the middle seat on a plane have the right to use both armrests?Of course you can use both arm rests. You're really getting a bum deal being in the middle: nowhere to lean and nowhere to stretch those legs. Be more compassionate please and gloat a little less at the poor middle seater!Nellyliew commented on:
Should more people give up eating meat?Almost everyone I meet now is considering going vegetarian or vegan. I'm happy as I am and don't like being lectured to. Pass the gravy please.Nellyliew commented on:
Have motorists forgotten their manners?I live in China where road rage is almost unheard of. People cut into each other all the time but it's accepted. No one has murderous feelings for another. road user. It's not seen as "cutting in", more "nudging your way through"..
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