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Chinese Corners

The other day, while having lunch at my favorite noodles place, I met a girl who looks remarkably […]

Cherry Picking and Silk

Last Saturday, Yoke called us to go “cherry picking, drink tea and play mahjong.” Are there better ways […]

Last Day in Xuchang

I am so far behind in my posts. Blame it on the non-stop tests here. Monday in Xuchang […]

Unreal Part 3

It’s just a short taxi ride. We stop before a hotel I have never been to before in […]

Unreal Part 2

It was around 11AM when Stefanie – an old friend from my teaching days in China – and […]

Unreal

Here, I am in the Saturday Business Hotel in Xuchang. I have covered more than 1000km in less […]

Green Ram

Tuesday was a holiday here, it being Qing Ming Jie or Tomb Sweeping Day. I was really happy […]

Qingcheng Back Mountain

Qingcheng Shan is a famous Taoist temple, but lurking behind it is the disdainfully named Qingcheng Back Mountain. […]

Buns, Rain and Peach Blossoms

Chengdu has a fairly predictable weather pattern – cloudy, cloudy, cloudy, raining, raining, raining, cloudy, raining, cloudy, oops […]

Panday

Sunday was Panday. Panda-seeing day. Yoke and Ian were having this game – the possible permutations of Pandas. […]