I wrote a story about purses that charge your smartphones, and made and starred in a video to go along with it. Check it out (it also features my Beijing hutong home!)
Last week, my softball team, the Sweet Jizhes (jizhe=journalist) won our league’s championship after winning four games back-to-back (although the final game got called about halfway through due to some intense rainstorms).
I like to think I’m keeping up my streak of being on winning media teams wherever I go (our WSJ team was the league champ when I played on it in New York too).
I recently had a few days off, so I decided to go on a little Seoul-searching expedition to South Korea, one of the Asian countries that was still my to-do list.
Let’s be real. My primary motivation for going to Nanjing (for anywhere in China!) is the food. And on that count, the city didn’t disappoint. Dumplings, dumplings and more dumplings—I even had e what quite possibly may have been the best dumplings I’ve ever had in my life, and I don’t award that title lightly.
B&I decided to go on a weekend jaunt to Nanjing (south capital, whereas Beijing=north capital). This is the city where he first studied abroad in China waaay back in 2008, and therefore one of the first Chinese cities I ever visited (before I even lived here, and before this blog was even begun!).
We’ve been having Internet issues (and VPN issues) so I’ve been unable to post for a while, so this one is a bit of a long time in coming.
A few weekends ago, the men’s world curling championships came to Beijing. Yes, curling, that crazy winter Olympic sport that involves sweeping the ice and that no one (except the Canadians) ever really understand, but that we became fans of during the most recent Olympics.
We got a group together to go watch the finals, which featured Norway vs Sweden. It was a bit odd watching in person, but something that I can now check off the bucket list!