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Originally published on SmartBeijing.com, Jan 21st, 2013 | In Dining Huguosi Jie is an ancient street named after the no-longer-existing Huguosi Temple in Xicheng District. During the Qing dynasty, the Huguosi Temple Fair was held on the eighth day of every month of the lunar calendar. Today, the fair no longer occurs, [...]Continue Reading →
Salt brings out the flavours in our creations, but now there is a line of flavoured salts available at THE drive-thru, a shop specializing in imported beers (they deliver!), herbs and spices, and customized fixed gear bikes – special stuff! Here’s a list of the salts available in different flavours. Have you [...]Continue Reading →
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — I felt a bit giddy after reading an email from a very close friend of mine. She pointed out how she was glad to hear that even when you enter your 30’s, you are still able to have ‘firsts’. The month of April produced a trio of firsts for [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — This past Saturday morning, I heard the call of the farm. Somewhere in Haidian district, birds were chirping, water was softening earth, artisans were selling their goods, and the cleanest of pigs were grunting with glee. Lauryne Massinga of Education USA China invited me to join her with Yan [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — I’ve moved from the ease of Sanlitun to a new neighborhood with new comforts. Just south of Chaoyang Park, my apartment isn’t just a stone’s throw from The Village at Sanlitun, but I look forward to spring and summer for picnics across the street.
One thing I’ve come to realize while living [...]Continue Reading →