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Hutongs (On The Way)
(In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way)
The Strongest Force
In response to this week’s Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature
Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten – Harry Potter
They are no longer making Harry Potter movies, nor is J.K. Rowling writing another HP book. But the Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Studio Tour keeps the story alive. Have a look at some of my pictures:
In response to this week’s photo challenge: Gone but not forgotten
WPC: No Putin No Cry (Converge)
In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge
Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (Tower to the Heavens)
In response to this week’s Photo Challenge: Converge
Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure (life)
Life is an adventure in itself. It’s the greatest, most challenging adventure there is. Survival, of course is the main goal whether it is your personal survival, that of your genes, species or the world. For me, nothing captures this as much as a portrait of a child (which in this case is my cousin) blissfully playing.
To what extent would you influence children’s development, i.e. life adventure?
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure from dailypost
Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue
My response to this week’s photo challenge are two pictures that asks each other (and us) ‘who needs more of our attention’? Is it the endangered species or the people who is (possibly) going to die slowly without our help.
What do you think? Who needs more of our help?
Dong Hua Men Night Market, Beijing – NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!
If you are going to Beijing and you have a free evening, you must go to the Dong Hua Men Night Market (address: Dong Hua Men Avenue, West of Wang Fu Jing Avenue, Beijing 100005, China). The stalls open from 5pm to about 11pm. The market has about a hundred food stalls that offer everything from rice and noodles to cupcakes to deep-fried starfish, grasshoppers and snakes on sticks. Locals and toursists walk around to watch other brave people devour some of the most un-imaginable food items in this market.
I went there one evening a couple of weeks ago with my parents and sister. We were all curious to see whether this place can live up to the hype built by the media and other tourists who have been here before.
I was so excited when we arrived:
We arrived just as the owners were opening their stalls so we were among the first few people they enticed to try everything. The first few items were not so bad.
Then, as we carried on walking, the items on sale became weirder…
But hey, some people tried them. Here’s a picture of a man who is a lot braver than I was:
We have had an amazing night people-watching. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone who comes to Beijing. If you feel brave, try any of their food, take a picture and post it on your blog and let me know!
Despite having a rather interesting and fun night, I went back to my hotel wearing this expression on my face:
10 funniest English translations in Beijing
During my travels in Beijing, I have had a hard time with communicating with the locals. I had a very difficult time trying to find my way around the city because the signs were incredibly confusing.
They try their best to communicate with you, which is great. However, there are signs and product labels that were poorly translated to English. Here are the best ones:
10. An incredibly talented artist who can…
9. Use Google Translate, they say. It will be fine, they say…
8. The best way to tell shoppers that photography is not allowed:
7. I still don’t get this. I found this gem of a sign in the men’s toilets at Beijing Zoo:
6. Found in the men’s toilet at The Red Theatre. Not to be taken literally! The floors are slippery. But if you want to slip, do it carefully!
5. A rather confusing I Love Beijing t-shirt
4. Yet another Google Translate gem. This is a postcard, by the way.
3. The ‘No Parking Sign’ sign
2. Found in a Chinese Medical centre
1. I don’t mind if you don’t find this funny because my water bottle does!