Monday, October 31, 2011

orange dot

It was Sunday and I slept through the whole day. I woke up at 6pm and realized it was already dark out. Kinda depressing in a way. Went out to eat some food, then came back, washed some clothes, called a friend, surfed the net, and now it's time for bed again...

Photo taken during Saturday's sunset, near Tiananmen Square. 

In brief, my week went like this: worked Monday to Friday, went out Saturday, slept Sunday.
Perhaps Sundays should just be reserved for sleeping.

End of October is here. 2 more months till my internship ends, 3 more till I leave China. The weeks go by fast enough, but my overall time here is long.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

little porcelain

A photo of a little porcelain figure taken at Fanyi's place in Zhengzhou. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kaifeng's night market

Went to Henan province this weekend and got to see Kaifeng's famous night market! There were a lot of interesting dishes to eat and little things to buy. I really enjoyed trying out new kinds of food there. I like how the food came in small quantity and were quite cheap in price! I got to eat quite a lot of stuff, and perhaps the best thing I ate was this the salted duck egg sushi...  never had such a thing! It was really good!!  

One of the food stalls at Kaifeng's night market. A lot of the sellers are of Hui ethnic group (usually of Islamic religion).  

Some kind of fish cooked in some interesting way... didn't try it, but thought these fishes looked quite unhappily dried up... 

Lots of different kinds of meat on a stick. You can eat them BBQed. I love the lamb and chicken wings stick the best!!

Aside from food, there are also little cute things that you can buy. Here are some colourful nightlights... there is even a Hello Kitty one ^_^

A little perfume stall. They mix liquids and then put it on one of those hanging tiny bottles. 

A warm thanks to my good friend Fanyi for taking me to this interesting place and for hosting me this weekend in Henan!! =)


The busy streets of Zhengzhou, Henan.  

Gosh I stress out every time I cross the streets here in China! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Photos taken from my apartment room in Beijing. Currently living on the 27th floor! 

Already 1:30am and I still can't fall asleep! >_<

Sunday, October 16, 2011

black & cyan


Yesterday I had a good afternoon with my Chinese friend Alex. He took me to his undergrad school, Beijing Jiaotong University, to take some photography of the colourful autumn leaves, but it turned out that most of the trees were still green. So instead, we mostly just walked around, sat somewhere every now and then, ate some stuff, etc... it was really nice! A sunny and relaxing day! Did not have to rush, did not have to go anywhere in particular...

At the football/soccer field - we sat on one of those concrete benches and ate some yogurt!
(our shadow on the far right)
It was neat to be at a Chinese university campus and to feel that "student atmosphere" again!

Monday, October 3, 2011

under the beaming sun

Went on a day-trip to Jehol (aka 承德/Chengde) with my Vancouver friend Astha who is also in China now!

This is city where the Qing imperial family came to spend their summer. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

everyone is art

"Every person is a  scenery" ( = everyone is art!)

Photographer and chair tunnel

My friend Trish eating a baked sweet potato =)

A Chinese ethnic minority selling her goods 

Photos taken at 798 Art Zone in Beijing.