Monthly Archives: June 2011

Go ahead, try it …

… the Sichuan red chili fish is not as spicy as it looks. Aw, who am I kidding. It’s hot as hell ! Advertisements

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Blog!

The word “blog” in green is matched by the Chinese characters for “blog” on the right. I choose to interpret blog as a verb, and actually as a command. Yet before you get too excited about this provocative tagger’s delight, … Continue reading

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Door of the week

Beijing is a city of red doors, so this one stands out. Green generally symbolizes spring and the grand circle of life, and I was tempted to stride right over the threshold. Then I remembered that a green mask in … Continue reading

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Red light go

Notice the red light. Notice the locals ignoring the red light. Notice the foreigner standing on the curb waiting for the green light. Notice from the editor: Nobody died.

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A courtyard home turned vacant lot …

… is a child’s wonderland.

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What’s for lunch

A bowl of Hangzhou style chow mein with egg, cabbage, and tomatoes. Mmm-mm good.

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Summer fashions have arrived

The well-dressed Beijing construction worker is styling this summer in a sports coat, camouflage pants, and look-at-me yellow head gear. What’s in: Smart phones What’s out: Hammer and sickle

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