Look at that sky! It may not seem like much to celebrate, but have you seen this?
The name is a doozy, I’ll give you that. I debated whether or not I should shorten it, but really, this is the only name that does this drink justice. It’s an Arnold Palmer, which means it’s a mixture of iced tea and lemonade. But what really makes it special is the “Sparkling Strawberry Oolong” […]
After our Huang Shan stairmaster-esque climb and comparatively more relaxing mountain descent, we couldn’t leave the area without taking a look at Tunxi Ancient Street, which is a pedestrian walkway that dates back over a thousand years. There are shops on either side of the street, many of which have existed for over a hundred […]
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 […]
Okay, so today: A word on Chinese tones. Thus far in these Chinese Lesson posts, you may have seen these little numbers that I’m putting next to the pinyin of each word. What’s up with that? Well, each number (from 1 to 4) represents the tone in which each word is spoken. What’s up with […]
Hi everyone, Sarah here. Okay. So let’s be real. I LOVE this chicken with sticky rice. I pine for it. I request it often. I’ve always depended on my dad to make it, since I had no idea how to make it myself. And that was kind of tragic, especially since he’s thousands of miles […]
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 […]
This back alley Beijing place apparently has some fxxking good mojitos. Also, the coordination of Kaitlin’s shirt in this picture is completely by accident. So what do you say to get some of your new Chinese friends to go out and have a drink? Two words: 喝酒 Pinyin (i.e. the transcription of the Chinese words […]