Thirty hours in Shanghai. Here is just one photo. More later.
When I was in Hong Kong on Monday, I stopped in to visit some friends in their office in Tsim Sha Tsui. I hadn’t seen them for awhile, so we had a nice time catching up over a cup of tea. I told them how much I loved Hong Kong, and since all of them […]
My mom (who some of us have taken to calling "Gracie" for some reason) has a blog called Gracewood Cottage. Yesterday she wrote about going through my dad's roll-top desk for the first time since he died ten years ago. It was just something she could never bring herself to do until now. The desk […]
Today's panic in China centered around salt. Rumors that future production of salt from the sea would be contaminated with radioactive particles coupled with the belief that consumption of salt is the best prevention/treatment for radioactive poisoning triggered nation-wide panic buying of salt. Here's a report and photos from Shanghaiist: An epidemic of panic buying […]
Yesterday morning (15th) an internet rumor got going on this side of the ocean that got the masses quite stirred up. A message was flying around on blogs, by email, and via SMS that a giant radioactive cloud was spreading across Asia from Japan. Furthermore, it gave instructions on precautions to take to avoid coming […]
According to the local media, the public heating systems in Beijing will be shut off tonight at midnight. The government has decreed and thus it shall be. This isn't surprising. Heat is another thing that is determined by the calendar, not the weather. In Beijing November 15 is the day it comes on. And March […]