I did the maths on it - as an x-runner I felt obliged - and with the new 2:08:19 record set at The Shenzhen Marathon yesterday, the winning runner would have been averaging sub-5 minute miles for the entire race (4.89 minutes per mile to be precise). That insanely fast for a painfully long period of time. Spoiler-alert the title was taken by a Kenyan runner - from the previous record holder who was also a Kenyan runner :)
Charlie Munger passed away last week on Tuesday. I just finished listened to a podcast interviewing the investment mogul himself - lookup the Acquired podcast if your interested. There's plenty floating around there about this news in the international press, here's a short opinion piece published by our local Shenzhen Daily for your consumption.
Finally I thought I'd share a little fluff about the culinary wonders for the budget conscious in Hong Kong. I've been to the Queen Street Cooked Food Market myself more than once and I have to say - although the venue isn't terribly impressive (think food court over a wet market... because that's what it is 🙂) - the edibles are noteworthy and generally leave your wallet unscathed.
Thanks to those of you that came out to support "Pawspective" Shenzhen's first ever photo charity auction event benefiting Karuna rescue this past Saturday, was great to see some of our community leaders out there - old and new - in support of this important initiative. As always a tip-of-the-hat to Jenny and Sachin for their steadfast support of all the dogs they care for at Karuna and a big hearty thankyou to David Bilicky and his team for putting together the event.
Plenty of nightlife, comedy, art and community events coming up this week - many of them Holiday themed. For those and more - as always - have a look at our full events page on the site!
Have a great week out there!
-David & The NowShenzhen Team
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This Week’s Featured News:
Michael Kimani Kamau from Kenya completed the 42.2-kilometer race in 2:08:19, breaking the record of 2:09:44 previously held by Edwin Kipngetich Koech from Kenya in 2018
ON Nov. 28, legendary guru Charlie Munger passed away at the age of 99 at a California hospital. He was known not only as an investing sage but also as a great thinker and a Renaissance genius.
OFFERING everything from Michelin-endorsed dim sum to juicy smoked goose served in world-renowned restaurants, Hong Kong is home to some of the finest culinary experiences on the planet.
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This Week’s Featured Shenzhen Jobs:
Type of Job: Part Time
Ideal candidate will have
1. Native English speaker, open to all ages and ethnicities2. Photogenic, expressive, excellent communication skills, high level of cooperation.3. Part-time availability or university student (8 hours full day or 4 hours half-day), immediate payment available on the same day
Type of Job: Full Time
Job description:1. To greet, to order, to serve food and clean table for the customers.2. Working hours: 18:00 to 03:00.3. Six-day offs and provide free food and accommodation.4. Pay for social insurance and housing public accumulation upon onboarding.Terrace is a bar and a restaurant at the Sea World, Shekou, which is also called mini Europe, as many foreigners stay here. We are warmly welcome you to join us.
Type of Job: Full Time
Ideal candidate will have
1. Minimum 5-10 years of experience in web designing and e-commerce platform building.
3. Experience in designing modern web pages using cutting-edge design elements including fonts, icons, shapes and colors.
4. Vision encapsulating the UI that would reflect western/modern theme for an e-commerce platform.
5. Able to work independently and to provide relevant training to the supporting team.
6. Fluent in English language
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Featured Event Posts
This Week’s Featured Upcoming Shenzhen Events:
Date: Saturday, December 9
Location: Shekou - Dragon Club
A Murder Mystery Night, all in English, all exclusive, within an open Villa at dark.Dress Code: Superheroes and Supervillains costumes.
Event on Dec. 9th, in Sea-world at the Dragon Club, organized by Naonow and Dragon-Club for 2hrs of mystery and suspense while playing a role as a super, hero or villain up to you, trying save the Earth.
Then if you got the energy, there will be an after-murder musical acoustic party at an international restaurant nearby with 10% discount on the menu, only for you the Supers!
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Location: Futian - Shenzhen Concert Hall
From the grand stages of music to the grand stages of history, we have witnessed countless talented musicians who have left an indelible mark in their own unique way.
The musician who is about to make his debut at the Shenzhen Concert Hall has won three top international violin competitions at the age of 21. His textbook playing skills have made him a much-anticipated violin superstar. At the same time, he has served as concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic . He is an artist-in-residence with top orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
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