Now I am writing this post in Doha while waiting for my flight to Beijing. I just left Europe 10 hours ago. I don’t really feel too much leaving Europe but getting more and more exciting for going back to Beijing. It has been 11 months.
So my journey continues but in my beloved hometown Beijing from now on. I have about 6 weeks in Beijing for summer vacation. Can’t wait for the food and family and friends and everything!!
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!!!”
There can be a few differences between Peking and Beijing. This can be just norm and my own feeling about this. I am not sure if there is an official explanation of this. But anyway… Continue reading “Peking vs. Beijing”
There are a thousand China in a thousand people’s eyes. What Chinese people think about the outsiders opinion to us can be totally different with the real Western minds. As an international student, I witnessed misunderstandings. Due to shallow understanding or even lack of knowledge, the Chinese stereotypes root in American people’s mind. Continue reading “China in Americans’ minds”
I had a dream during this long nap this afternoon. I seldom take long naps and I seldom have dreams that I can remember. I do have one bitter-sweet one today. I dreamt about Beijing and my big family and many friends and many places that I missed so much. Continue reading “Homesick strikes me”
I never heard about people complaining about traffic jams in St. Louis. But this is the hottest topic in Beijing. It’s almost like English people talking about weather. Continue reading “Traffic jam?”