My camera doesn’t quite do it justice, but today was the first time I noticed how stunning the CCTV building is.
Despite the fact that he is almost certain never to read this, I would like to use this forum to make a public apology to the Bank of China teller I yelled at yesterday. Most people regard me as having a pretty good temper. I don’t get angry very often. But there are some things […]
Hybrid Taxis There are now hybrid taxis on the streets of Beijing! One type looks just like the regular taxis, and another is shaped more like a Subaru Outback. Before anyone gets too excited, though, they’ll be gone after the Olympics. Like a lot of stuff. “Beijing/China After the Olympics” will become a huge, huge […]
I find it amusing when people describe the smog in Beijing as “evaporation“, and not pollution. Of course, in this case the guy doing the describing is the chairman of the IOC medical commission, and he probably knows more about the issue than I do, but I still find it amusing. The most important quote […]
Things I Like About Shanghai The general feeling of the city. (Vague, I know.) Lots of fruit stands. The good selection of English books at the airport. The Element Fruit restaurant on the arrival level of the domestic terminal at the airport. Things I Don’t Like About Shanghai 1 RMB coins that don’t fit in […]
We’ve known it was going to happen for a long time, but it’s still a big deal that China now has more Internet users than the United States. English speakers should remember that most of the world doesn’t speak English, and that most of the Internet won’t be in English, either. One effect the Internet […]
I got back from Shanghai late last night and took a cab home from the airport. When we got to our exit off of the fifth ring road, there was a policeman there blocking it. I told him that I lived in the area, and wanted to go home. He told me that next time […]
I agree with everything said here, except for the following: 1) I’m still using 1.4.0, and it works fine. 2) For casual use, the free Fun Input Toy still works pretty darn well. Also: FIT is working on the iPhone.
As part of my crusade to include exercise in my life, I went running this morning in Beijing’s smog. Unsurprisingly, it activated my cough. My current theory is that if I start doing the running regularly I will become immune to the smog.
I’ve had a cough for about a month. It started when I went on a jet ski in Zhu Hai. I came back on shore short of breath, and remained that way for the rest of the day. I felt better the when I woke up the next morning, but the shortness of breath slowly […]