Harmonious Fireworks

A sign spotted in my neighborhood, roughly translates as: "Let's build a harmonious and kind neighborhood by being legal, civilized, and safe in setting of...

Guo Fen

Guo fen (过分) is one of my favorite Chinese words.  The first character means 'to surpass' or 'exceed.' The second character means 'points (as in...

“Quite OK”

Last week I had an appointment here in Beijing with my knee surgeon. This was my first appointment since 2 weeks after he did the...