Last Wednesday night, as I do on most Wednesday nights, I went to the gym/health club that's situated in my apartment complex. And, as I always do, I got out my membership card and handed it to the gal behind the front counter. She: Your card has expired. Me: Come again? She. Your membership card […]
Now That’s a Tight Parking Space
Another reminder of the truth emblazoned on the billboard in Langfang: NOTHING IS OBVIOUS, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. (photo taken by my friend RW)
A Particularly Bad Sign
Poorly translated signs continue to abound in Beijing, the pre-Olympics campaign notwithstanding. This one, in my neighborhood supermarket, is particularly bad: It’s trying to remind you to check your cash before leaving the counter. It makes perfect sense in Chinese.
Favorite Jewish Scholar
Does your mom have a favorite Medieval Jewish scholar? Mine does. You can read about him on her blog, Gracewood Cottage.
The Older One
Last week while I was in Changchun, I went to the Chinese teachers office at Northeast Normal University to see if I could find a former teacher who I know is still teaching there (she teaches some of my friends there now). Things have changed a lot since I was there, and I didn't know […]
Outside the Wall
This past week I made a quick trip up to Changchun, they city where I lived for most of the 1990's. I had a bit of a new experience getting there in that I took one of the new "D" trains — a high speed line — that makes the run in 6 and a […]