Bubble Cop

A couple of weeks ago, my favorite taxi driver, Mr. Z  was taking me to the Beijing airport to catch a flight to Bangkok.  As...

No Socks!

My older sister (that would be jiejie in Chinese) and I have a running verbal battle going about socks.  She loves them.  I loathe them. ...

The Water Walla

In a previous post (Bingzi Walla ) I wrote about the meaning of the word "walla."  In Urdu (the language of Pakistan, where I was...

Acid Fog, Part II

I flew back into Beijing last night after a couple of weeks in Minnesota.  My scheduled NWA flight from Tokyo was cancelled, but fortunately, they...