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Bu Chai

Tom Lasseter, who replaced Tim Johnson as the China correspondent for McClatchy, mentioned today on his blog that Beijing plans to renovate all the hutongs around the Drum and Bell Towers. Renovation is hardly news in Beijing, where the pre-Olympic … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Hutong

New development studio Passionfruit Games contacted me the other day about beta testing their new¬†puzzle/adventure game Tiger Eye Curse Of The Riddle Box. Passionfruit is made up of many HER Interactive veterans — the team who worked on Nancy Drew … Continue reading

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Apex

Buckwheat Farm is out in Apex, so we drove through old Apex on the way home. Last summer, when we were looking for an apartment, I secretly wanted to live in Apex. Not because I know anything in particular about … Continue reading

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Brick Factory Lane

This is right where Stick and I lived in Beijing! You can see the drum tower, the bridge by Qianhai, and my own private landmarks, like the exercise equipment and the bird cages on our old street. The narration is … Continue reading

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A Guide To Visiting Journalists

Kaiser Kuo has written a brilliant Guide for Visiting Journalists, to avoid the awkward Bylines-At-Customs type of writing so scathingly described by Huo Lei Feng, and to avoid the shallow cliches that make us cringe. Here’s an excerpt: Topping the … Continue reading

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Jersey Girl

I flew up to New Jersey yesterday to see my family. The upside to the visa hassles and life upheaval is that I get to visit my folks! It’s been just under a year since I’ve seen my family. Now … Continue reading

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Without Stick

China without Stick is strangely familiar. The children hanging on the hutong’s gate, waiting to see the foreign woman, remind me of the Yantai children, watching on the steps of my apartment and shouting to their friend when they saw … Continue reading

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Hutong Stuffing

We try to see how many people can fit in a hutong.

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Margaritaville, Fish Nation

At first, I don’t think Diana believed me that “margarita” is Chinese for “not beer” but after a rainbow of tasty random cocktails around town, I think she did. These ones are at Fish Nation, a yummy British pub near … Continue reading

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Hutong Kitchen

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