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Great Wall of China in Snow.

The Great Wall of China in Snow

Have you seen the Great Wall of China in snow? If not, then, here are some photos for you to look at. We all have seen what the Great Wall looks like when the weather is nice, sunny, and warm. In summer, you’ve seen the magnificent views of the Great Wall like its a winding […]

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Chinese English

Chinglish 101

Last weekend, I finally found some of my Chinglish photo collections—after 3 years of looking for them! Yeah, that long. I’ve tried to search them in my 1tetra gigabyte time capsule but to no avail. I had to open ALL the photos I had taken in China (that’s 8 years of living there!) which took […]

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Here's How Shopping in China Looks Like

Here’s What Shopping in China Looks Like

I found this sign at the Silk Market in Beijing while shopping for some stuff that are fake (Yes, I used to buy them). It’s a huge market, a shopping paradise, for those who have a knack for knock-offs. The words in this sign board might be rude but only few salespersons are actually using […]

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Life in China - Bicycles

Pedicabs in China

Not only are bicycles ubiquitous in China but also pedicabs. They compete the streets with other modes of transport — and can be annoying when they cause and contribute to the traffic during rush hours. Pedicabs have many uses to many people. They are practical to use for every task that involves heavy loads and […]

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This Life in China Series - Napping Outdoors starts with me (pretending) sleeping in one of the benches outside the East gate of the Forbidden City.

Life in China – Napping Outdoors

A powerful nap can make a difference in your day. Ask that to anyone who makes napping outdoors a habit, a routine in their daily lives. When an irresistible nap takes over, a head doesn’t consider a place to rest on–be it on a bench, a fence, a wall, a chair, a rail or a […]

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Beijing Olympic Games The Guy That Holds the Flags of the World

The Guy That Holds The Flags of the World

Exactly five years ago, August 8, 2008 at 8:08 pm, the¬†2008 Summer Beijing¬†Olympic Games opened in a lavish ceremonies that held our collective breath into admiration of a country that’s becoming an economic powerhouse. I can still recall the craziness of the whole duration (two weeks) of the Olympic Games—from insane, loud sports fan to […]

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Chinese Doors

Chinese Doors

While living in China for years, doors at Chinese houses fascinated me, especially the door handles—in various sizes, shapes, colors and the superstitions that come with it. Most door knobs are in shape of a lion or dragon’s head. I really couldn’t accurately identify one from the other. They seem to look the same to […]

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Park Games in Beijing

Life in China Series – Park Games

The parks in China (I mean, Beijing) are full of old men and women playing cards, dominos and Chinese chess. They’re the most common park games any one will see when strolling around. The street corners are also filled with old people in a group of four or more, in deep thoughts, strategizing their next […]

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The Best Section of The Great Wall of China

I have yet to meet someone whose bucket list doesn’t include climbing the magnificent Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was built to ward off enemies. The photos you see of this architectural feat are stunning but when you are in there walking, climbing its brick-layered structure, […]

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11 Things To Do In Beijing

(A friend of mine and his family are going for a one-week trip to Beijing in late Spring this year and they asked me some recommendations on what to do and see in the city. I’m trying my best to recall the ones I recommended to the couchsurfers I had hosted. These places are not […]

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