Category Archives: Asia

When something good comes out of something bad

Okay this just came in. AP reported that one good thing from the stinky incident associated with Korean Air Line’s executive’s tantrum is Hawaii’s macadamia nuts: A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is … Continue reading

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What I got for my birthday

Loves from a happy mom, a happy papa, plus super supportive Stinky Monkey. Lunch at Little Sheep Hot Pot, which is a two minutes walk away from our place, with dishes that are so common in China but so rare … Continue reading

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Only peace, no war

Regional conflicts in Ukraine, flights at Gaza, civial war in Syria, attacks in Iraq…I am swamped by all these sad news recently. I know this would be simply too naive an idea, but what about just send a baby panda … Continue reading

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Amazingly creative dim sums

There is a reason I miss China so much.

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Flying Business with a Panda

The carrier for my flight from Chengdu to Shanghai Pudong International Airport is Air China. Although Pudong is the hub of China Eastern, I stick to my principle to avoid this airline as much as possible, despite it is a … Continue reading

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The “Money” Question at Border Control: A Tale of Two Countries

It was 7:15AM, and I was among the first to wait at the luggage claim area at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport after going through immigration. There was a custom officer not far away questioning a passenger loudly: “How much money do … Continue reading

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The First Day of the Year of Dragon

I slept through the first half of the first day of the year of dragon, when Google was busy updating its Doodles to reflect the Chinese new year. Beijing has been very cold recently and setting fireworks last night turns … Continue reading

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