Travel

Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing (part 2)

I'm back! Sorry that I haven't been active lately, I had to sit for an exam (without getting any time off work) so I struggled to find time. But I'm glad to say that I passed and can forget all about it. Here's part 2 of my post on Beijing for tourists.   Beijing is… Continue reading Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing (part 2)

Travel

Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing! (part 1)

Even though Beijing is not an ideal city to live in due to the high level of pollution, extremely cold winter and high density, it’s a perfect place for a sightseeing trip as it’s steep in history and culture. Unlike Shanghai, Beijing does not feel like a modern city. Instead, it feels very communist and… Continue reading Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing! (part 1)

Travel

Having a great time in China

In my first post on Beijing, I talked about how my initial encounter with Beijing was pretty shocking but I ended it by saying that it only got better from there. Even though the first week was challenging, I had a ball of a time for the rest of my stay there. There were lots… Continue reading Having a great time in China

Travel

Rendezvous with Beijing – my first encounter

As mentioned in my previous post, I spent three months in Beijing during autumn 2012, under the pretense of studying Chinese (Note: I'm a Malaysian Chinese, but grew up learning Malay and English). Prior to this, I’d never been to Beijing and only visited China once, around Shanghai and Hangzhou. Even before my trip, I… Continue reading Rendezvous with Beijing – my first encounter

Personal interests

2012

Sorry for the inactivity in the past few weeks, it’s just been pretty crazy at work.  To kick things off, I’ll start on a positive note. We all have our ups and downs; certain years and times of our lives are better than others. 2012 was one of my best years, I have so many… Continue reading 2012