One of my co-workers bit the bullet and joined a gym this month. She maintains a blog as well, and has posted a funny story about a recent visit…one of those "only in China" moments. You can read it here.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine visited Hangzhou. She sent me this photo of a street sign in the city. It is Yesu Tang Long . Translated, it’s Jesus Hall Alley!!! There must be a church on the street somewhere! Just when you think you’ve seen it all!
Last weekend some friends and I went to the new Beijing Capital Muesum and we were duly impressed. We’d been to the old one that it replaced, which used to be located at the Confucian Temple. That museum consisted of a couple of cold, poorly lit rooms with no exhibits in English. This new one […]
Today (April 5) is Qing Ming Jie, or Grave Sweeping Festival in China. It’s sort of like Memorial Day in the US, but with a lot more religious overtones. On this day, Chinese are supposed to tend to the graves of the ancestors. But this is done out of much more than respect, but as […]
Yesterday a bade farewell to my cousins. We were in Xi’an, and from there they boarded a plane for Chongqing, and I boarded a plane back to Beijing. I had to get back here because some former teammates were arriving from the States for a 10 day visit. My plane landed in Beijng at the […]