Chinese New Year, IN China! Part 2: Light sculptures!

These were all taken on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the night of February 7th, in Sun-Yut-Sen Memorial Park. The sculptures you see are all made of a transluscent, coloured fabric, and then lit from the inside. EXCEPT for the House of the Monkey King — I’m told that’s made of ironwork, scaffolding,Continue reading “Chinese New Year, IN China! Part 2: Light sculptures!”

Photos from China: Don’t drink and shop!

I didn’t, actually, not at the same time, so that advice is misplaced. I spent yesterday with my amazing co-worker Sosena: she was born and grew up in Ethiopia, went to university in St Petersburg and Odessa (BSc in Statistics!), visits her family in France regularly, and came here from living in Queens, New York.  Sosena’s inContinue reading “Photos from China: Don’t drink and shop!”

Photos from China: Zhongshan reservoir

OR: confronting one’s fears with a BIG STICK. Before today, I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was 13 years old.  Twenty-eight YEARS.  I had two bad spills in less than a week, and wanted nothing to do with them. The school I’m with in Zhongshan regularly arranges for its teachers to go on tripsContinue reading “Photos from China: Zhongshan reservoir”