Our cat, doufu, yawning after a hard day of work.
The past month in a half have been pretty hot in Beijing, most days are in the low to mid 90’s (32 or so Celsius) and pretty dry out so I’ve started making strawberry lemonades when strawberries are available or pineapple or regular lemonades.
A few months ago Frances and I were leaving to have lunch when our funny neighbor came toward us with a bag of newborn kittens, saying he just found them in his courtyard area. He proceeded to lay the three very weak, very small kittens onto a piece of plastic for their parents to come get them. Frances, who has been destined to be a cat woman, decided we should take care of them. That’s how it...
sunday afternoon at jingshan park
a sunday afternoon spent in Jingshan Park.
五道营-Wǔ dào yíng, is street near my house that is and has been gentrifying as part of the Beijing City Master Plan. The street is being renovated to make way for hip cafes, restaurants and boutique stores.
North Korea's Global Happiness Index
From the Shanghaiist Global Happiness Index, as ranked by North Korea’s Chosun National Television Network: China is the happiest country in the world scoring a perfect 100 with North Korea in second place with 98 points. Not surprisingly, the US is ranked the unhappinest country in the world with a measly 3 points.