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In case it hasn’t been obvious from my tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts, I’ll announce it formally now… I left Beijing a month and a half ago and have returned to the ocean-air and green living of San Francisco. China was inspiring and continues to be [...]Continue Reading →
Shenzhen, Guandong — It has been awhile since I have contributed to the world of ShowShanti. Work has consumed me in 2011 so I have had to put aside my hobbies such as my creative outlet — guest blogging. Despite the work load I found the time to write from my current location in Shenzhen. I [...]Continue Reading →
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On July 21, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Singapore — I wake up happy. The air, noticeably humid, might make the day go south for some, but I like humidity. I tend to think it does good things for my skin. I start with an hour of Nike Training in the living room. Sliding doors open to [...]Continue Reading →
CNN iReporters ranked Chinese century eggs (pídàn, 皮蛋) as number one revolting food in the world, surprising many Chinese. Recently, Chinese netizens actively joined two polls on Sina’s Weibo. The results are as follows:
Most revolting foods in the west: Stinky cheese, pungent stench Medium-rare beef, too bloody Escargot [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Zhu Dandan is an amazing, happy wife of a great husband and mother of two cute kids. For her, cooking is not a tiring obligation. Rather, it is her passion. One Saturday, Zhu Dandan expresses her passion by cooking an impressive feast for [...]Continue Reading →
台湾，台北-我已经离开了寒冷的北京，无法亲自证明北京天气预报的准确性了。我现在在我最喜欢的亚洲城市之一-台北，去看望我丈夫的家人。一下飞机，就感受到了台北的湿润气息。在等机场巴士的时，我闻到了花儿的芬芳。这种感觉就像到达了夏威夷，在蒸汽浴室里，蒸汽蒸着你的皮肤时，你感觉到了脖子上挂着的花环的气息。我知道这么说是有点夸张了。但是离开寒冷的灰蒙蒙的北京，在这里找到了春天的感觉，真的让我内心的情感柔软起来。Continue Reading →
Taipei, Taiwan — I started my day off with something never eaten; xián dòujiāng (咸豆漿, savory soy milk).
Breakfast: 25NT / $0.84 – Xián dòujiāng (savory soy milk)
In a bowl, youtiao (油条, deep-fried dough sticks), zhacai (榨菜, pickled radish), rousong(肉松, freeze－dried pork floss), dried baby shrimp, scallions, chili, and a splash of vinegar are combined with a [...]Continue Reading →
Taipei, Taiwan — I’ve left the cold of Beijing. I didn’t stick around to prove the snowy weather forecast right or wrong. I’m in one of my favorite Asian cities to visit my husband’s family— Taipei. I walked out of the plane and smelled humidity. While waiting for the express bus I [...]Continue Reading →
Miami, Florida — “Spoiled,” as in I’m feeling spoiled. I’ve flown out to Miami to rendezvous with my husband for a friend’s wedding. While out here, we’re celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the civil ceremony. Yes, I’m spoiled in this way, too. I have a number of anniversaries. Life is for celebrating. [...]Continue Reading →
Jining, Inner-Mongolia, China — After nine hours by train from Beijing to Jining, I’m happy to say I’ve arrived. Given we left at 9:32am, I thought we wouldn’t need a hard-sleeper and opted for the hard seat. My bottom is still zinging from the pain. We arrived at 6:15pm, on time!
As [...]Continue Reading →