Archive > July 2008

delicious gummy popcorn

  You have to wonder who on earth thought it was a good idea to make candy out of popcorn. Sour gummy popcorn. Found at Watson’s, where it sells for 7 RMB. And no, dear reader, I did not buy it. My stomach is churning just thinking about it. I have no problems with eating [...]

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the lost deer of china

  (Photo by Jiang Jun.) In the south of Beijing, there is a park called Nanhaizi Milu Yuan (南海子麋鹿苑) where the imperial hunting grounds used to lie.   This would be interesting in and of itself, but what is even more unusual about this park is that it is dedicated to the preservation of an [...]

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quirkyBeijing reads

· An interview with yours truly by Cedric at Comme les Chinois. · In the village of the Yu Family, at Ben Ross’ blog. · How do Chinese internet users express their discontent over the Weng’an incident? Why not do push-ups? From Global Voices. · Where do your clothes come from? A slideshow on Forbes [...]

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cartoon graffiti in 798

Back in December, we came across cartoon graffiti on the Third Ring Road.  When I was recently in the 798 Art District with my friend Cedric, we discovered that the entire area was covered in colorful graffiti, including more of the same funky animal that I had seen earlier. Here are some examples of other [...]

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