Archive for February, 2009

Greetings from Chengdu, Panda’s home

Almost everyone knows when you come to Chengdu, you see panda! But most people wouldn’t have a clue about the history of Chengdu. Chengdu was a place where bronze culture originated, a place where Southern Silk Road started and a place where the earliest paper currency was printed! Chengdu also lies in a center position […]

Taking the GMAT test in Shanghai

To take the GMAT test in Shanghai, you have to go to the Pearson Professional Center which recently moved to the new location at Asia Mansion. When you register for the test, directions to the test center is actually given to you. It’s about 10 minutes walking distance from the People’s Square Metro Station, behind […]

Love is in the air

A lot of people are talking about how the financial crisis is affecting China. But today, which also happens to be Valentine’s Day, a trip to Ikea would have you think otherwise. The place is jam packed. The food section is doing very well. In fact, so well that the cashiers can’t seem to stop […]

Koolhaas Masterpiece TVCC after the fire

7 years of hard work and efforts, the multi-million dollar modernist architecture unveiled for 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is now an eyesore. The blaze renderes the 31 story structure unuseable, as the titamium alloy and zinc of the outer structure was burnt! With 159m height, the building designed by 2 reknown Architect, Rem Koolhaas […]

Beijing CCTV Annex on fire!

A fire has destroyed the annex of CCTV new headquaters in Beijing an hour ago. I was chatting with a friend based in Beijing and he told me CCTV was on fire. At the same time, I was in Twitter and Micro bloggers from Twitter are reporting the news. Not only did Twitter get the […]

AirAsia a 5 Star Airline?

The last time I boarded AirAsia XL promo from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur was January last year when we visited my parents-in-law in Malaysia. With 5 flights a week, AirAsia is the first airline in the Southeast Asia region to provide a non-stop service flight to Hangzhou. They now fly to Australia, Uk, India and […] goes mobile

You can now browse my blog on your mobile device. It should automatically be detected and you should see a nice and clean mobilized version of this blog. I have used Nokia E71, iphone and itouch and it looks fine. If your view is wonky on your device, please get your browser details here and […]

Celebrating the Ox Year

I love having potluck and BBQ with my family and relatives when I’m back. We had a mini family gathering during Chinese New Year, and I ate untill I was about to burst! My mouth was still watering while croping this photo! We spend the whole week visiting relatives, eating lots of cookies and cakes, […]