1,000 Hits, thanks guys

I just reached 1,000 hits. Thank you readers for following me and liking me. I will keep posting interesting things I noticed.

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Why is Overseas Purchasing so popular?

Believe it or not, there are a lot of Chinese students work as purchasing agents while study aboard. They can make up to 1500 to 2000 USD per month. For a huge income like this, the workload is pretty low. Just go shopping for a few times at fancy malls and go to UPS to ship it back to China, then money will come to you. It is the price difference that they make money from.  Continue reading “Why is Overseas Purchasing so popular?”

China’s New Year Holiday Travel is not as horrible as bloomberg.com said

I recently read a news post on bloomberg.com. I was disappointed about their wording. The reporter was just exaggerating. It was not accurate judging from my experience.

“In China, getting a ticket home for the Lunar New Year can feel a bit like winning the lottery. ” This was the lead. It was never that difficult. Media coverage is all about those poor guys who didn’t get their tickets but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of people don’t get their tickets. The mean world syndrome is kicking in in this situation. A few extremes don’t give you the broad picture.  Continue reading “China’s New Year Holiday Travel is not as horrible as bloomberg.com said”

My opinion about Kung-fu Panda 3

I almost forgot to talk about Kung-fu Panda. My friends and I actually went to see it the first day it aired. The third one in this series was the first one I saw in English actually. I saw the first two in China and it was Chinese dubbing.

About Kung-fu Panda 3, I found it was pretty good. It surprised me. Continue reading “My opinion about Kung-fu Panda 3”

Why I am not in Beijing now!!!

This week starting from Sunday, Feb. 7 is the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) holiday week. Chinese just go home for reunion no matter what is their obstacle. Since the megacity Beijing has so much population that comes from outside of the city. I would say nearly half of the city’s population would leave town. So Beijing in this particular week would be empty, literally empty. Isn’t that wonderful!! No traffic jam, no car horns, no bumping in the subway. Heaven!!

Continue reading “Why I am not in Beijing now!!!”

Rich Texas?

A research from FindTheHome shows the top 20 richest cities in the U.S.

Seven out of 20 are from California and four are from Texas which was a shock to me. In my innate ideas, Texas is just a conservative place. I know this can be cliché but I just can’t get it over with.

http://places.findthehome.com/stories/9847/top-20-richest-us-cities#Intro

In one of my English culture class when I was in China, we talked about the Bible Belt and my stereotype about Texas being conservative and therefore they can’t be rich just rooted in my mind. I have to say I am just too young too naive to think it this way.

Inaccurate statement in a news post

According to Euromonitor, Hong Kong became the most popular travel place in the world, following by London and Singapore. Macau and Shenzhen were also listed as top 10. I should have felt proud of the figure. I did, but when I click on the picture. I just felt a little bit offended.  Continue reading “Inaccurate statement in a news post”