From the monthly archives: April 2012

I found a most enticing event pop up on my Facebook feed and found myself craving papaya salad. My friend since high school, Siamphone Louankang, is hosting the National Papaya Salad Contest at Lao New Year in […]

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Beijing, China — Last night, while on the subway, I thought I heard something really beautiful on the radio. Subways don’t play the radio in Beijing, not to my knowledge. The music stopped. Then it started again and walked my way.

As spring unfolds into summer, spirits bloom.

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Subtle flirtations of spring fleeting;
Magnolias budded and bloomed.
Matured through the darkness of only a few nights;
Their petals shed upon an earth, anxious for heat.


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Silvia Morimoto

Deputy Country Director

United Nations Development Programme

Silvia Morimoto has been appointed Deputy Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China in December 2008. Before joining the UNDP China office, Silvia Morimoto served as Chief of the Programme Support Unit at the Bureau for Development Policy in UNDP New […]

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My friend at Hias Gourmet ( is hiring food guides in Beijing!

Hias Gourmet is a Beijing-based specialist culinary excursions and events company. We specialize in:

Walking Food Tours
Cooking Classes
Food-Focused Team Building
Creative Dining Events


Are you passionate about Chinese foods?

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