Thursday, February 26, 2009

Snowy day in Beijing

From the rooftop

Out of the bedroom window

Out of another bedroom window

Down on the ground

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chinese "white wine"

白酒 - Baijiu

This is grain alcohol, known locally as "white wine"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Somwhere in between all this...

... is my new flat.

The Canadian Embassy
a kilometre away


The massive, new PetroChina headquarters
across the street


Nanguan Park
around the corner


A giant SWAT truck
on the other corner


The Russian Embassy
at the end of the street

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lanterns for Chinese New Year

At home in Gongti

Over a shop entrance

Piled up and ready to hang at a department store

In Shunyi

In Mudanjiang

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lantern takes flight

One of many scenes to come of the Lantern Festival

Friday, February 13, 2009

Before, During & After the TVCC Fire

13 November 2008
View from East 3rd Ring Road

10 February 2009
View from my flat in Gongti

10 February 2009
View from my flat in Gongti

11 February 2009
View from my flat in Gongti

11 February 2009
View from East 3rd Ring Road

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Firecrackers, fireworks, fire!

The main Chinese propaganda outlets have shut out all comments on the recent fire at the CCTV's TVCC Tower. This grab from the China Daily Online website caught my attention because there's no link to an email address where they can be contacted!
How silly is that for "online" media?

Moreover, these outlets are suggesting that 'netizens' are demanding fireworks be banned in Beijing next year. Is that because CCTV can not afford another RMB1-million show or because it can not afford to burn down more buildings?
What would really suck is if fireworks for ordinary citizens were banned because of the negligent use of Class-A fireworks by CCTV.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

Skiing in Mudanjiang





Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Mudanjiang People's Park





Monday, February 02, 2009

Eating in Mudanjiang

Breakfast at home

Dinner out