Happy in Beijing

Every so often, a new music video for Beijing — from Shin’s One Night in Beijing, to the 2008 Olympics anthem Beijing Welcomes You, to last year’s Beijing State of Mind —  crops up to showcase the culture and various lifestyles in our fair city. This latest one, by Stephy Chung, is by far my […]

2013, reviewed

Now that it’s a new year, we can look back on the old year! The main question is, of course, how many blue sky days did we have? According to statistics for the year released by the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, which ranks each day from 1 to 6 (highest level of pollution), 176 days […]

November updates

It’s been a busy month, guys, from planning a visa run and planning a trip home to planning what to wear to Boyfriend’s first fight and planning Thanksgiving dinner. Now that all of that is over with, I can tell you what happened! For my next visa run, I’m going to Singapore! I found a […]

Expats love China most

Or so this survey says. The Wall Street Journal reports: [China] ranked No. 1 overall among 37 countries as a destination for expats in an HSBC Holdings PLC survey released earlier this week, edging out Germany, Singapore and the Cayman Islands. Its surveys ranked China No. 2 out of 37 countries in terms of beneficial […]

I’m going to Korea!

There’s something I never thought I’d say. I don’t have anything against the country, but unlike a lot of Chinese and Chinese-Americans, I never got into Korean food, Korean supermarkets, Korean films and TV shows, Korean cosmetics, or any of the countless other manifestations of Korean culture. I never wanted to study the language, and […]