The subway car I normally ride.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season :) The recent few days of public holiday in Hong Kong have been rather nice for the Christmas season. As a result, I’ve finally had the chance to do some end-of-the-year cleaning of photos. And I’ve gotten around to editing photos from all the way back in […]
Finally testing out the WP app…
A couple weeks ago I attended the photo exhibit by Liam Fitzpatrick, titled “Kinky Vicious”, showcasing his panoramic iPhone photos with a focus on Hong Kong’s harbor. The first exhibit of it’s kind, the pieces were entirely captured and edited on his iPhone 3GS. The imagery of shadows, contrast, and lighting were intriguing to say […]
Just a short note and update, since I don’t have internet set up at the new apartment yet! I’ll be uploading all food photos posted on my blog into a flickr album: Enjoy the archive here! And some photos previously posted from this summer below: 我只写一个短post因为在我新家还不能上网。现在我开始关于食品的照片会在flickr。 让你们看看 :)
Looking through some old photos, I came across these tricycle wheelchairs on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City when I was visiting a couple years ago… I’d never seen anything like it before, or perhaps I’m too sheltered. I did a bit of digging and these chairs are actually manufactured in Ho Chi Minh City, by KienTuong, […]
Just the start of a funny collection of photos of nothing I’d see in the States: Beijing, China (courtesy of my classmate Tim. Thank you!) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 在亚洲的街上休息休息：这几张照片就是开始的系列。真有意思，在美国没见过。
Found in Danshui (淡水), a port city north of Taipei, Taiwan: “禁止设摊” (Jin4 zhi3 she4 tan1) translates to “It’s forbidden to set up a vendor’s stand” I suppose as long as you are not directly selling the items from this public space, it’s perfectly acceptable to use the space for storage or display of your vending […]
I took this photo during my trip to Nanjing only as a way to document my walk that day and the things I’d seen. Looking at the photo again, now, I’m not quite sure what’s going on here…There’s something really intriguing to me to know what daily life is like for this lady. Definitely hanging […]
Suzhou, known as the Venice of China is famous for its canals (many of which have now been filled in), but there are also many smaller towns around Suzhou also built on the canal system. Zhouzhuang is on of them. A true tourist destination, having to pay RMB$100 to even enter the town as a […]
Definitely one of my favorite trips: Our trip to Hangzhou was oddly perfectly (un)planned… trying to save money on one nights lodging, we decided to take a slow train (7 hrs) and get sleepers on the train instead of taking the typical 3 hour ride from Nanjing to Hangzhou. We arrived Hangzhou at 4:30am… just […]
Back in May, I mentioned taking a trip… and have finally uploaded photos! Nanjing was once China’s capital and from the visit to the lovely garden in the Presidential Palace to the Nanjing Massacre Museum there was a lot to take in for a short 2 day stay. Even when I’m in Beijing, I’m constantly […]
There’s been remarkable change of the Shanghai skyline in 20 years. I wonder what city life was like in Shanghai 1990… 1990: 2010: via BusinessInsider
An insightful collection of photos that a friend emailed, “Skills found in China”: Thanks Cyril!
I love seeing these maps on the streets, most likely aimed specifically at tourists. Yet useful even if you’re not a tourist. We can see a big difference between the old version of these street maps and the new version…I’m particularly found of how a story is told with the worn out section of the […]
My friend Sally, a Master’s in psychology exchange student from Taiwan, is studying at Peking University (Beida) this semester. I’ve been happy to help her with some translations and she’s kind enough to contribute one of her stories here: “北大洗澡記” 每天晚上校園都有不少人手提著塑膠袋或是小提籃，裡面放著盥洗用具，在寒冷的夜晚裡，走向公共浴室洗澡。我則是和室友走向更遠的浴室，因為那裏洗澡的地方有門可以關上。我來到北大最讓我驚訝著的兩件事，第一件事宿舍裡沒有洗澡的地方，第二件事是洗澡的地方沒有門可以關上。我聽我室友說在公共浴室洗澡，大家彼此可以看到對方的裸體。不過後來拿到港澳台學生用的洗澡證，我的心情好許多。因為港澳台辦公室知道台灣、香港和澳門的同學不習慣這樣的洗澡方式。有了這張卡，我們可以被允許進入留學生公寓的浴室，保全人員會先檢察我們的證件才讓我們進去洗澡。 我的大陸朋友說，這樣的洗澡方式都常在北方比較常見，所以南方人到北方求學，常常會很不習慣。不過她說，她們得習慣環境，因為這樣的生活習慣在北方已經很久了，即使跟行政單位反應也是沒有用的。我聽完不能理解為什麼反應是沒有用的，於是我只好點點頭。 “Taking a shower at Beida” Every evening there are many students walking through campus, bringing their plastic […]
Blury photo alert! Even biking in the rain, the Chinese use umbrella’s.. I saw many more umbrellas on this rainy day than raincoats. And how sweet of this girl to hold the umbrella as a passenger. Another thing I noticed was that there were very few black umbrellas, if any. In the west, we’re used […]
Cool! I wonder what happens to all the batteries that are collected… Is it an illusion of proper battery disposal?
I was just reflecting on a recent trip I took with some schoolmates to Hangzhou during the May 1st holiday. And here’s one of many photos from the trip, though as always, looking to find the time to edit and post the remaining photos… Our trip to Hangzhou was oddly perfectly (un)planned… trying to save […]
When I first think of ‘Chinglish,’ I imagine a language that uses both English and Chinese words to communicate, but a recent article from the NewYork Times discusses ‘Chinglish’ as a language incorporating culture (and not just words), specifically in relation to signage in order to accomodate foreigners’ visit to the Shanghai World Expo. “The […]