Changping

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Made in China

  • June 15, 2012
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I was at a farmer’s market a few years ago one Spring morning in Seattle when I overheard a couple talking about a pair of boots they were oogling. The fella looks at the label in the boot, promptly puts it down and says, “Nevermind. It’s made in China.” When…

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All the trees are gone

  • April 23, 2012
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A couple of months ago, the city commissioned that the trees lining one of the busy streets in Changping be removed. I had hoped that they were removed to make way for 1.) a different landscape, 2.) better roads, 3.) any reason at all, but it looks like my hopes…

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Coolest restaurant in Changping

  • April 21, 2012
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Yesterday I ate at an amazing Chinese restaurant for lunch. I enjoyed it so much, I came back for dinner. This place is probably the coolest restaurant in all of Changping. Although it’s on the third floor, it’s designed to look like an old Chinese village. In the foyer there’s…

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All the leaves are gone

  • February 27, 2012
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The street I live on is lined with trees for blocks. I woke up one morning last week to see that the city had commissioned for all of the trees to be butchered of their branches. I really hope that their branches were cut off for pruning or something, because…

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Day 10: Getting better

  • November 26, 2011
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Day 10 into The Illness of the Year and I feel the tides are finally turning. I was able to eat a piece of bread without punching the wall between chews. If there is a bright side to this ailment (besides spending 10 days with the cat), I’ve lost some…