Tag Archive: beijing

  1. Happy Chinese New Year!

    A new, quick illustration created for the participatory blog Illustration Friday.  The theme of the week was “Mystery”.  I used a photo from my trip up E’Mei Mountain, a sacred Buddhist mountain in Sichuan province.  I wanted to evoke the sense of mystery and delight I felt when we climbed up a steep set of …

  2. Nanomuseum reopens in Beijing

    The Nanomuseum, a conceptual museum idea that is housed in a folding 2×3 inch frame with space for two artworks, was began in 1994. Several exhibitions occured, including the work of Gabriel Orozco and Gilbert and George (above). The final exhibit was to be put together by artist Douglas Gordon, but he lost the tiny …

  3. Theora in Action

    Look at that! That’s me speaking Chinese- what I came to Beijng to do! I was probably making a “chu” or “xu” sound. Last weekend I went out to dinner with two family friends, Bill and Sue, who were in Beijing for the weekend. We went to a wonderful Beijing Duck restaurant- it was delicious …

  4. ACC的日常生活 (Daily Life)Part 1

    So, now that I’ve been here over a month, time for basic introductions. Firstly, my school is in Beijing’s Chaoyang District (朝阳区)which is north-east of Beijing center. Beijing is made up of several ring roads surrounding the Forbidden City which is the traditional First Ring Road. My school is near the Third Ring Road, so …

  5. photo assortment

    Firstly, more photos from 798 taken during my second trip there. Above and below, beautiful courtyard where a tree had been entirely wrapped with red string. This curved concrete bit is actually an entrance to a gallery. Very cool and minimalist. Haha! Duchamp goes to the chinaware factory. Yes, Ally, I went here! The coffee …

  6. Meat

    Don’t worry, Dad, I’m eating plenty of meat in China. Last Friday I went out for huoguo with a bunch of friends from the dorm. Huoguo literally means “fire pot” or, commonly known as “hot pot”. From left to right: Piper (a.ka. Shaopei), Katie (Kangtian, also my roomate), Jennifer (Yunzi), Oscar (Oule? He is from …

  7. Available Job Opportunities in China

    Since, as you all know, Beijing has a huge population, there is always someone willing to take a job that another person won’t. Therefore, I have thought of a few new opportunities that could be implemented to better use the man power of Beijing’s everyday person. – What Not to Wear Zhongguo: a Chinese version …

  8. 开始 – kaishi – Start, beginning

    I have really struggled with how to start this blog- I’ve been in Beijing for almost two weeks now and only today have I actually decided to sit down and post something (little tidbits of writing have been in progress for a while). Many of the people who will be reading this already know a …