Monthly Archives: February 2009

A stroll along the Qianmen gateway

This January when I visited Beijing for the Chinese new year, I finally got a chance to walk on the newly renovated Qianmen gateway. Qianmen (前门) literally means the front gate. The weather was cold; not many tourists in that … Continue reading

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A mini-guide to Chinese restaurants in New York

Suddenly I feel so hungry as I write this blog, even though the most difficult part of writing a guide of Chinese restaurants is to handle their “dynamic nature”. A Chinese restaurant may offer an extremely tasty menu at beginning, but … Continue reading

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My Soho shopping list

Every time I head to New York, there is a list that I carry to make sure I hit the shops that I want in the Soho area. ★★★ Tous. 109 Greene St., (212) 219-1444. What can I say, I love … Continue reading

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Panda Kindergarten

13 baby pandas were born after the Sichuan earthquake. Now they have moved to a “panda kindergarten” located around Ya’An Giant Panda Research Base in Sichuan. Original link of the news report: http://www.china.com.cn/photo/txt/2009-02/16/content_17286132.htm The photographer: Xiaoyun Luo

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A cute Sohu blog’s banner

Another cute banner from sohu’s blog templates. It also fits the theme of Saint Valentine’s Day. I wonder why these Chinese blog sites can offer way more fun and beautiful templates? On top of that, there are more choices that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Saint Valentine’s Day

It is the Valentine’s Day, so let me write something about love. Love can be blind. So can someone like me. It is exhausting to go through the same old argument, then the same empty promise that all of us know … Continue reading

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Preparing for Melbourne

I finally finished that set of documents and sent them out for visa to Australia. Never liked paperwork, especially visa application. With that load of work off my shoulder, now Melbourne looks more pleasant. I dug out the pictures that … Continue reading

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