I’d never had a mangosteen until I came to China. I had no idea what it was, what it tasted like, or how to even eat it. Last year, during my first summer in Beijing, one of my colleagues at work sent me a batch of these fruits via mail order (I was surprised that they […]
Hi all. So you may have heard from our About page, not to mention that little blurbidy-blurb down there at the bottom of this here page that I recently graduated from college and now find myself in a…confused sort of situation. Of course, it’s common for a lot of recent grads to move back home […]
Chinese people love rocks. It’s also a well-known fact that Chinese people love gambling. (I hate losing so I don’t really gamble; my limit is maybe $20 at the slot machine and it’s never lasted more than 10 minutes.) If you’ve been to Vegas during Chinese New Year, you know what I am talking about. The […]
After a week at home in the States, I had the unique opportunity to visit Finland on business during the week of the summer solstice. The Finns value their summers, and I can see why, especially after living in Beijing for a while. Just getting off the plane and taking a deep breath was a real treat, […]
I decided to pause from my salad kick and make one of the most heavenly foods ever conceived: spaghetti and meatballs. Er…penne and meatballs (it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but I didn’t have any spaghetti on hand). I cooked up some turkey meatballs, which are light, moist, and oh-so-tender, and threw in […]
Look at that sky! It may not seem like much to celebrate, but have you seen this?
Today, I’m writing a post about our dog Jake, because today is his 13th birthday. We got him when I was 10 years old, which is so weird to think about. When he was young, he was a right psycho…chewing everything he got his hands on, jumping six feet in the air when you’d throw […]
This is what Beijing looks like this morning: I was supposed to go with Bill to a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) appointment (for his back pain), but I decided not to go. Why should two people breathe this stuff in when one is too many? As of right now, the pollution index is about 342 which is “severely […]