culture shock #1: my bathroom stall

I’ve arrived in Beijing about 30 hrs ago.. alive, well, jet-lagged, and culture-shocked. I was more than well prepared for squatting toilets, but had no idea what to expect from my living accommodations. Leaving from the states, I thought that I had no expectations. And after arriving from a long journey to find a cozy, […]

Shanghai: no pajamas in public

The Chinese are trying to become more ‘Westernized’? Or ‘modernized’? Instead of accepting pajamas in public as part of the culture and allowing foreigners to see a different lifestyle, is Shanghai attempting to suppress the daily living habits of their local citizens? The wearing of colorful, boldly-printed pajamas in public has been popular in the […]

‘Beijing design’ embraces cultural roots

An article published at Design Week, before the 2008 Summer Olympics discusses the shift and change in Chinese design, particularly Beijing. I’m curious how things are continuing to progress and re-shape, almost 2 years later. ‘China has been gradually getting its confidence back after the fast development of its economy,’ says Hank Chao, who heads award-winning Shanghai […]

ice-hockey in Beijing

Canada, where hockey is life.. or something like that. I’m off for my first full day in Vancouver! In the mean time, check it out: Beijing has a hockey league. Too bad it looks like it’s only men’s…? Oh, I do miss skating! Sounds like they’re pretty good, playing in tournaments all over the world. […]

pop-up shop: Hong Kong’s GOD

Pop-up shops are really starting to catch on. One of my favorite, local Hong Kong shops, Goods of Desire has opened a pop-up shop at the Peak in Hong Kong with some pretty sweet deals. Let me know if you have a chance to check it out and find something good!

visual trip organizer: Duffel Up

I’ve been doing some house keeping and came across this site that I bookmarked a while ago: Duffle Up. It reminds me of the favorite note taking/keeping app Evernote, but catered towards traveling and collaborating on trips or events. Interesting spin. Has anyone ever used Duffle Up? Or heard of it?

welcome to Creative Wanderings!

Hello, hello! I’m starting this year off with a clean slate. I’m working on the ‘about’ page of this site… it’s a work in progress, so please bear with me. Actually, I wanted to get Creative Wanderings up and running earlier, but somehow real-life always gets in the way. But here I am, launched and […]