Posts Tagged With: beijing

A Chinese Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was further experience in the surreal given the differences in timezone and holiday practices.  In China, as you’d expect, Thanksgiving is just any other working day. So Thanksgiving can’t be celebrated on its usual Thursday, this shifts everything your used to experiencing.  The concept of syncrhony : simultaneous occurrence is a modern notion that … Continue reading »

Categories: By Mark, living in beijing | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

2 preteens shopping at Yashow

The last two days the kids have been off school for teacher improvement. Yesterday Sofi had made plans with her new friend Malika who is from Berlin and has lived here for a year. Malika also lives at Park Avenue(where we will soon be moving to). Unbeknownst to me, they had made plans to go … Continue reading »

Categories: By Stacey, living in beijing | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

Let’s Ride

It’s a blessing having a driver and translator for the beginning of our stay here. Our translator Robert doesn’t come with us anymore but if we need him to tell our driver(Mr.Wang) something we text him and he lets Mr. Wang know. When we text Robert and ask if he can let Mr. Wang know … Continue reading »

Categories: By Stacey | Tags: , | 2 Comments