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Bubble in Chaoyang Park

Well, I turned 32 (hex) yesterday. Was an absolutely great day. Started with talking with my mom (via Skype), then a red envelope from the wife’s mom, followed by an iPhone 6 from the wife. 112 more words

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The Last Siheyuan

Yesterday, we had lunch with Nai Nai‘s side of the family. She lives in one part of the siheyuan pictured behind Shanshan and Chong Chong. 120 more words

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Beijing Hotpot

A traditional Beijing hotpot in the restaurant I posted about yesterday. It is made of brass, with a coal-fired chimney. The damper at the top of the chimney is used to control the heat. 11 more words

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San Lun Che and Lions

Taken two days ago outside our closest traditional Beijing restaurant.

It is snowing right now. In a few minutes, we’ll be “trekking” the long block or so needed to get there. 30 more words

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Home for the Holiday


The couple that run our neighborhood bodega have gone home for the Spring Festival holiday. This is a migration that they, and perhaps half of the 20 million people who reside in Beijing, undertake each year. 168 more words

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8:14 am

View out one of the front room windows. We’ve had some beautiful skies lately.

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Blue and Green

Yet another beautiful January day here in the North Capital.

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