Sunday, September 20, 2009

... And we're back!

Finally! After a long summer in Oslo, Norway - J and I are finally back in Beijing. Feels great! I must say that I see something I've missed on almost every corner, except for the mosquitoes of course. Atm we're crashing at Christina's place, but we're seeing something like 7 apartments a day - although - they're never really... it. I mean, either the kitchen is unlivable, or the bathroom is to small, and it is always in one of those apartments where everything else is PERFECT - that a crappy, super filthy little bathroom with a poor excuse for a shower emerges from a hole in the wall.. Anyways! First off, I wanna show you all some pictures from our summer in Norway! It was more or less perfect of course...

And please, please, pleeease - let me know if you know of any nice apartments in Sanlitun area, preferably with kitchens made for cooking and bathrooms that will improve hygiene.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dear person that stole my wallet.

Burn in hell. It was, believe it or not, a REAL LV wallet, and yes - the credit cards in it were the only ones I have. And yes - the ring in the coin pocket is real, and why YES - I was intending on both spending the money I had in it, AND use that ticket for that concert. Not to mention getting a tax deduction from those receipts. 

I cannot believe you would take advantage of a sweet drunk girl such as myself (I never claimed innocent!) in the middle of a civilized place like "Punk", while dancing to the only (15 minutes long) hip hop set Dj A-track played that night. You are a mean person and you suck. 

Fortunatly (for me, that is) China is karma-country numero uno. I cannot wait to see what she'll throw your way.
I got you a little something at Yashow today....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Home again!

First of all. Airfrance. Dear. Can I have my luggage soon, you think? Now I've been in Beijing for 5 days, and it still hasn't arrived. I need the stuff in my bag. That is kinda why I packed it.

With that said - yey! The weather in Beijing is amaaazing, it is soo good to be back! Yesterday we chilled out in Ritan park, and the day before that we BBQ'd at Max & Jo's place. Love Beijing in the summer!! 

Today, Becs, Kathryn and I are gonna "babysit" Norwegian punkband Bonk - they are on a China-tour and will be playing Beijing at Mao Livehouse on Thursday 14th - that is tomorrow - make sure to see them!

That's it for now, gotta go out in the sun... Remember sunscreen!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Ok, so I'm the laziest blogger in the universe... Well - almost true, but then again it is easter, and I am back in Norway for a couple of weeks, working and hanging out with family and friends. The snow is melting nice and slooooowly - and after I decided to have a detoxeaster (it really works too - no drinking for a week now - and working out eeeevery day! I don't even recognize myself) it seems - nothing interesting is happening in my life, really. I guess I need to learn how to socialise with people when they drink and I don't. It is actually (for me, anyway) a lot harder than you think - or - than ONE thinks - because I tend to get tired, and cranky, and bored, and ultimatly - I just wanna go home and read a book or see a movie, or even - work on a project. And the worst part is - I am not even pregnant! Haha. Anyway - a good leisure activety right now is twitter however - I don't spend THAT much time there. Seems like they've taken the best elements from all the online communities and made a mixed one.

Oh lord. I am blogging about how I don't drink - and how I love twitter.

Thankfully my birthday is coming up soon! Some pictures from last years birthday:My friend Alf gave me a polariud camera with lots of film. Great present.No party is complete without pretty girls and sparkly Champagne...
...Apparently my friends know I feel that way. Champagnorama in the gift department!Our favourite superstar Egil Olsen - do check out the shit he did on my radioshow last summer. He is amazing.
Good times!
Now I really can't wait for this year! Have a lot of great friends. Yey.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I <3 tea!

Today, J and I (finally) went to Iris Street and bought tea! I completely fell in love with this tea called; Love At First Sight, it is soooo pretty, and it tastes damn good, too.The easiest way to get to Iris Street from Sanlitun is... - Take the line 10 to Guomao and switch to line 1. Take line 1 to Xidan and from there - you take the 46 bus. (Xidan is the last stop FROM Iris street, so I'm assuming it will take you there whatever side of the road you find it FROM Xidan.) I cannot remember what the stop you are getting off at is called, but it is kinda hard to miss, maybe 7-8 stops from Xidan - and there are teastores ALL over the place. Supposedly like... 600 of them. Have fun and go craz-tea! (Ok. No more caffeine for me.)

Rappers get hungry too

The funniest thing I EVER saw... Rapper, producer and general genious Pharrell Williams was getting some serious hunger on at the Charles De Gaulle Airport - but the people at McDonalds wouldn't make the Big Mack no Big Mac. It was 6 am - but still... Damn funny - he REALLY wants some fooood, hahaha. He even tries to bribe them with some singing and dancing. Too bad the French don't have a sense of humor, I'd fry that burger up in no time.

Come to Beijing, P! Here, they deliver 24/7.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

We woooooon!

I cannot believe it! We have been waiting for this for SO long.
Druunk quizmasters, be-yathces. Know your Corey Hart is all we say.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Kinks & Kings

I honestly think J hums a line from a certain "Kinks"-song - every night. I wonder if there is any way I can actually start going to bed when I'm tired. It is like my subconsciousness thinks there is some kind of mean animal in my bed, whilst - most of the time - JUST KIDDING - it is just J! After the lecture at the South African embassy (where Europe got SLASHED btw - shame on you professor!) J & I went to the 5-0 (hahaha) to fix my residency and then off to the bank to pay an electric bill. Thankfully - for my EUROPEAN (what did he say again; "They are in the middle ages once again"?) wallet - the bank was closed and the verdict of a cold Beijing winter will not come until tomorrow. (How much CAN it be? This is China, after all...)

J & I ended up getting Mexican takeaway from Luga's (yey) and watched "The Tudors". If you have ever seen the series, have it ever occurred to you how MADLY SIMILAR actor William Compton is to Chris Martin of Coldplay? It was actually quite distracting, I regret now that J & I didn't bet on it - because he was ABSOLUTELY convinced it was Martin. But - alas - it ain't.

Who is Chris Martin and who is William Compton?

Anyway, so - I think - seeing as today is already the day I decided not to be late for the first time in maybe 27 years, I'm also gonna try to go to sleep within a reasonable hour. That hour is now.
So tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for yoooooooou....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I've decided to start podcasting! I started making one yesterday, but I still need to figure out how to upload it... Haha, I am such a computer geek - in the way, way negative sense...

I need this book....

So anyway, these last couple of days have been quiet and relaxed, we did however - go out a bunch of us on Saturday to celebrate J's 28th birthday - it was a looot of fun, but the birthday boy eventually got so drunk we had to take a taxi from... Mix - to Xin Fu 2 Cun - which is about a two minute walk. It was a five minute taxi-ride, though! We had dinner at an AMAZING Korean BBQ called - well, I can't really say what it's called - but it is in Lido - and the phone number is; 84569336/9551 - You simply HAVE to go there! It was amazing. Then we had drinks at a place I don't want to remember, but quickly moved on to Russian "David Lynch Wet Dream Interior" spot "Chocolate". It was fun, but I think you kinda have to be in the mood to be there and have a GREAT time. After that, we stopped by Alfa for some drinks and dancing - we had more drinks than we danced, and at some blurry point we were suddenly all at Mix. When J was no longer able to stand up straight - I took him home...

But I gotta run, Becci is taking me to this South-African Embassy thingy - and I am actually gonna try - for once in my life - NOT TO BE LAAATE! Stay tuned!

- Do you know how to upload a podcast? Show some love!

Friday, March 20, 2009


So, I'm finally back in Beijing - sorry for being such a super lazy blogger - the thing is that yesterday was J's birthday - and I have been planning (together with Jordan, Kathryn, Christina & Becci) a surprise visit for like a month and a half now - and it has just preoccupied my mind completely. J REALLY was surprised, though. Almost a month ago - I went back to Norway to work - and you know - hang out with my friends and family and so on. And J & I talked about how sad it was gonna be that I was not gonna be in Beijing for his birthday.... But little did HE know - that I had already bought a ticket!

The surprise went down like this; Jordan (bless his soul) had arranged to have a lunch with J. It was obviously fake, cause I was gonna be there instead! So when J finished work, I called him and was like all chatty. In Norway it was morning. I asked him what he was doing and so on...

J: I'm gonna go have lunch with Jordan at this place called Bocata, just by 3.3 mall. And you?
Me: Well, I have to go see the doctor* but I'm gonna hit the shower first - when exactly are you meeting Jordan?
J: I'll be there in about 15 minutes, I think
M: Ok - listen, I have to shower, but can I call you back in 10 minutes? There is something we need to talk about.
J: Hm - why can't you just tell me now?
M: I really have to have a shower first, but I'll call you back in ten, ok?
J: Well, ok.

What J doesn't know by now - is that I have been sitting at Bocata for an hour already, getting all nervous and excited about surprising him. I mean - who EVER expects to get a surprise visit from 7800 km away? I wait for ten minutes, and when I can finally see him at the end of the street - I call him back.

Me: Hi.
J: Hi (He is walking towards Bocata)
M: So... You know when we promised we'd always tell each other the truth no matter what?
J: .... Yes....
M: Well, I kinda didn't.
J: Oh, my God, what have you done? (He stops - I can see him, but he cannot see me, as I am behind some bushes)
M: Well - you know yesterday when you asked me where I was - and I said I was on my way to go see my parents...?
J:.... Yes..... (He really doesn't look all that happy right now)
M: Well, I wasn't. (I jump out from the bush, approx ten meters in front of him) I WAS AT THE AIRPORT! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I ran up to him, and he was just IN SHOCK. He looks at his phone and then at me and then at his phone and says; But... But you are not here?

Haha, it was perfect and we celebrated his birthday last night and it was amazing. First we had breakfast at Element Fresh, then we wandered about HoHai for a couple of hours, and then home - J went to get a haircut and I started cooking. We had pink champagne, and amazing wine (Gigondas, one of my faaaavourites), reindeer, brusslesprouts, the works. I even brought Norwegian brown goats cheese for the sauce... We were gonna go out dancing, but we had so much fun staying in and just getting drunk together, we just did that!

So, now - I'm back in my dear Beijing with my dear J. Yey!!! We're all going out to celebrate his birthday again tomorrow - I'll try to see if my camera works again! For now! Take caaare! (And surprise your loved ones more often. It is FUNFUNFUN!)Lovers reunited....

*I got an ear infection when I first arrived in Norway, and it progressively got worse, so my doctor almost made me stay at home, because flying could cause my eardrum to explode!! My flight for Beijing left Oslo at 9:50 local time on Tuesday morning, and my final doctors appointment was 07:25 that very day. If my ear hadn't gotten better I would have had to stay at home... When he finally said; Well, miss - don't you have a plane to catch? I thought I was gonna DIE of joy! And I couldn't even tell J what was at stake, because of the surprise... But! All is well that ends well!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Home, ***** home...

Ahhh! I've been in Norway less than 24 hours, and I miss Beijing like crazy. The snow is nice and all, and it has been great seeing my friends of course, but ah.. My heart is still in Beijing - I even find myself reading random stuff at just to make sure I haven't missed anything. Ai ai. I seriously have to go back soon, it honestly feels like I am just visiting Norway this time, and like my home is Beijing. So strange. I guess it's because I've put so much effort into our apartment, and because J is there obviously - and all our friends, and - I seriously even miss my dentist. At least kinda. But it was great coming back in another way - my friends picked my up at the airport and we all hung out together all night - and had breakfast in the morning, they had all taken a day off work! Such sweeties. But I really, really miss J though. I cried like a crazy person at the airport in Beijing, the Chinese girls looked at me and giggled.

Let's see how good you are at leaving the love of your life indefinitely! Bitches. Haha.

Sunday Becci, Kathryn, J & I went to brunch at the Westin, and it was AMAZING, I still musj over all the things I didn't have time to eat, although we were there for like, 4 hours or something. And I didn't drink enough champagne, BY FAR. Next time... Fromage, bitches! ;)This is what Norway looks like right now - nice - and very, very cold - not to mention; very, veeeeery far away...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Going hooome

What's in a home? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet, so home would, were it not home called - retain that dear perfection which it owes without that title. Home, doff thy name, and for thy name which is no part of thee, take all myself.

In other words - Dear Beijing - I love you, but I'm going home (Oslo) for a while. I would like to thank you though, for blessing me with snow during my last couple of days, so that the transition would go smoother. Quite clever of you, although I actually preferred your premature days of spring.

However, I still have a couple of days left, and I will be back soon. Tonight we are going to Block 8 - to listen to the magnificent Dj Jan Lo spin us into joy, I think it is gonna be great, all my djfriends in NYC all rave about him, but I've yet to see him, so I really can't wait. Otherwise I can tell you that I've had a quiet week, were as the rest of the gang have been out - almost every night it seems. I was especially thrilled with J waking me up by snatching my pillow at 3.30 am the other night, haha.

Ok, going out to have breakfast with Julian, Duncan (and Will I guess?) with J, then we are hitting the Silk Marked, I've actually not been there more then ten minutes, once. Have a nice day, and do check out "Hot Pot" at Block 8 tonight! It will truly be amazing.

I hope. 
(Dj Whoo Kid & me at Bling)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What approach to choose?

I guess there are two ways of viewing the unexpected snowfall over Beijing. Last night I was cold, grumpy and grinchy. But, hey... Spring will come soon enough. In the meadow, we can build a snowman! How cool is that?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maybe in your country, they are afraid of pain.

A random conversation with my dentist this afternoon.

Dentist; So yeah, we now, uhm, repair the tooth.

Me: Can I have some anaesthetics?

D: You mean injection?

M: Yes I mean injection.

D: I think maybe, you don't need it.

M: I think maybe I do need it.

D: But I think maybe, no - you do not need it.

M: But I think I do.

D: I think maybe, no - it will make your mouth very numb.

M: I love it when my mouth is numb.

D: Uhm, I think maybe, Chinese people do not like it when mouth is numb.

M: Well, I am not Chinese.

D: Uhm. I think maybe, in your country they are afraid of pain.

M: Well... Ok, yeah - we are.

D: So maybe, it's ok. Please wait for a while.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Shoutout to Cambridge!

Us Beijingers are so glad to see you're all reading the blog over there in Angleterre! I guess you wanna see the pictures of Julians date now, don't you? Well, seeing as my camera is broken, you'll all have to wait a couple of days for them... As for the pictures of Dj Whoo Kid in the fierce red glasses!Today was so nice, I think everyone had hangovers from last night, so we just compeletly chilled out - we ate, we drank, and yeah - we just chilled out, music, conversations, more beer, it was the perfect Valentines, and although I have a sleeping J on the sofa next to me and am so tired I've actually been considering just closing my eyes and falling asleep with my head against his, I think waking up tomorrow is gonna be such an amazing experience - IN MY BED - not so much in the living room, at least now that it's pre-ayi, post-party.

Oh - and thank you guys for the roses! They look better than ever now, I really think baking soda did the trick. <3

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What a day this has been.

Well, actually it really hasn't been that much of a day yet, seeing as we only got up a couple of hours ago. But! Yesterday was so much fun, still we totally stayed out too late, and now it is all a question of luck to see if we can get everything ready in time for tonights party... Dj Whoo Kid at Bling last night was great, but he played less eastcoast rap than we expected, still - he was really fun and nice. Kathryn took a lot of great pictures and we can't wait to see them. For now - we have some serious cooking to do - happy Valentines day!!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ok, ladies... Happy V-day!!!

For one time only - we give you the astonishing Julian Walton. At 20 years old, he has already graduated from top notch schools such as Westminster, and is currently doing a Masters Degree in Chinese at the University of Cambridge. Julian enjoys hikes, all kinds of sports, reading, movies and hanging out with his friends. He has somewhat of a soft spot for romantic comedies, but don't tell him we told you... ;)Julian is a self proclaimed absolute music lover and appreciates good food more than anything, but still he is not the kind to frown upon the thrills of a chicken skewer, prepared on a simple BBQ street side. As he is an expert in the martian arts - he has a strong inner core and a comfortable Zen-like approach to him, vibes which he naturally spread amongst the people surrounding him. Julian is a very loyal friend, but he also loves just having fun and not worrying - and who can blame him? Worrying sucks.So - this Valentines day YOU can actually win a date with this catch of a man - we're not gonna promise you he'll go all the way - as Julian is the strong/sensitive type - but we can promise you the night of your life, drinks, dancing, great food and maybe even some flowers!If you wanna be Julians date for our Valentines party in Sanlitun this Saturday - just say the word;

Quiznight at Lush

OMG! It's raining!!!

I love the rain. It never rains in Beijing!!!

Dreams, soccer and blind dating

Yey, I didn't drink and blog. I think it's because I was so drunk I already fell asleep in the taxi on the way home - the good thing about that, is that the taxiride from Wudaokou to Sanlitun takes a small eternity to complete, and last night it only seemed like ten minutes or so.

All in all I actually feel quite good today, J is making pancakes, the waterguy has just been here to refill the tower and Norway beat the CRAP out of Germany in soccer - IN Germany... Go Drillo! I did, however, have the strangest dreams about this dinnerparty/black tie event that was taking place at my parents house, just for friends, but it was also for the Olympic comitee that I was all of a sudden leading - because everyone thought it went so well last summer, they decided to give it to Beijing one more time (the Olympics that is). Very confusing, I remember a lot of secret doors and bottles of frozen spirits and tables that weren't in the same height...

Strange. But - speaking of dinner parties, I can't wait for Saturday! We're having a lot of people over to our house, and well - it's more of a party than a dinner party - but! Seeing as it is Valentines day, we decided that everyone brings dates, aaaand - we also decided to set Julian up with someone! I'll make a more elaborate post about it later, but if you think you wanna join one of the most handsome Cambridge men (as in the University) currently working on his Chinese Masters degree here in Beijing - send us an email!

More details to come... Hihi, I love the Internet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Quiztime (Where is Lein???)

Going to Lush to quiz with the gang. We really try to win every time, but it hardly ever happens. Just as well, neither of our kidneys would have benefited from the complimentary bottle of Jack for the winners anyway... Besides, Christina is leaving tomorrow, we have to get her wasted, if we could just get A HOLD OF HER HAWAIIAN ASS... Anyway, so if I blog anything else tonight I will most likely be drunk, so please, read with caution.


After my Chinese class, I had a nice jog around Sanlitun for an hour and a half or so, had a carrot and an apple, drank 2 liters of water (lukewarm) and then went for a refreshing and relaxing yoga class. It was really good to just cop off and restore my Zen. I can now do both the "Crane" and the "Elephant Bird" - and I am truly so proud of myself...

Yeah right.

Crap, crap, crap and musj.

Becci!!! Why do you not have our home number...? Why did I forget my phone at your house??? Why did YOU forget your phone at your house??? Obviously, I could have been out, shopping with Becci. But I'm NOT, I'm at home, waiting for my Chinese tutor... I better learn something pretty darned good today... Musj. And crap.

edit: I learned a lot of good stuff. but he won't teach me any swearwords, and I sort of resent that.


Brushing your teeth actually DO pay off!!! Yey! I still have to go back and do an X-ray on something, but all in all she said it looked very good! Thank GOD! I had one tiny hole, and that was it - but it was tiiiiny - like this dot; .

So, I felt relieved to say the least, the dentist actually spoke quite good english, too. It is located on the other side of the road to the CCTV Hotel, that caught fire from fireworks on Monday. It was a horrible sight, this huge building all black and charcoaly and falling apart - it is such a shame, and although it is surprising by the look of the fire, it "only" caused one death and six injuries - but even if the damage could have been far greater, it is still just so tragic.
When I was finished at the dentist I took a taxi home. Or, more like - I ATTEMPTED to take a taxi home. Only, he didn't know my street, so I asked him to drive me to the closest "Main" road - Gongti Beilu. When we were just about aproaching Yashow, i was all "you, you, you" - which means right - only my computer doesn't really have a shortcut for the tone-mark. So he pulled up and stopped. At Yashow. I explained to him that "Nono, you in the NEXT street" - but he absolutely refused, and so I just paid him the 11 kuai and started walking home.

First of all, let me just pat my own shoulder for NOT going into Yashow... (I actually only wanna go with Kathryn now, she is such an amazing haggler...) Then, I went to a grocery store with a lot of imported foods that is less expensive than April's, Jenny Lou's and so on - to see if they had Mascarpone - but they DIDN'T. Musj. (It is across the street from the Police Station by The Village in Sanlitun, but I don't know what it is called.)

So, I just started walking home, quite annoyed actually - and then - spring came again to bless my day - the dumpling joint on the corner has put out chairs and tables on the sidewalk!!! It looked so pretty with all the different stools in different colours just out on the sidewalk, I really should have taken a picture, but my camera has gone to ****. I have to get a new one at some point.

But for now, I'll let you see what I look like, when I haven't eaten all morning because of the dentist, and then am told I have good dental hygiene, and am starving, AND realise there is a Subway in my dentist's building. Funny how I don't even like Subway normally - but I was just so hungry! I ate it like a caveman the moment I came home - after washing my hands of course. You can never wash your hands to many times in Beijing.Holy shit. I need some of that "removes rings under eyes"-tea from a TCM pharmacy PRONTO... Or/and a good nights sleep.

I don't wanna go to the dentist!!!

They are careless, ignorant, ruthless and mean people. There. I said it.

Oh, Lord.

OK, am seriously going to bed now, just waiting for ooone more pan to dissolve cooking grease, and off I go. BUT! In the meantime, as I was googling along to find a nice "pen in prison"-pic so you could fully grasp the struggles that are laying before me tomorrow. (Ehm...) - So anyway - I found THIS page. IT IS AMAZING! If you are on your way to bed, don't check it out until tomorrow, because it is MAJORLY addictive.

And I really, sincerely don't mean that in a bad way, I'm not making fun of these people or anything, it just is - for a person who's never actually been to prison - extremely interesting to see how inmates describe themselves - this one woman for instance - she is on Death Row, and describes herself like this;

I am 5ft 5in brown red gray hair 40 lbs overweight but once I'm out it will come off fast. I love all music but basically R&B, Rock n Roll. Love to take long walks.


She is on Death ROW!!!

Man, I wish I had that kind of wishful thinking and positivity in me.
Now I must sleep. Sleep, sleep, glorious sleep. All people love sleeping. I also love sleeping. I love sleeping. Once I've slept, it will come off fast.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Funtime is donetime

I really hate it when holidays come to an end, and although some may argue my life is just one long holiday, these last couple of weeks have been sooo much fun, I just wanna go back to when everybody were free and nobody had to work (except sometimes Becci & Christina) and we all just went out and walked about, ate, drank, sang (oh yes, we did! I bet Kathryn that I'd go sing KTV with them if she had some tequila shots with me. I can't even start to tell you the levels of how bad of an idea that ended up being...) danced - and so on.

But, alas! The lunar year celebrations have come to an end. And even with my previously expressed joys of spring appearing in the city, getting up early in the morning is amongst the things I hate the most in the world - they've done studies on it, whoever they are - and it seems some people just aren't cut out for getting up early, it's in our genes/blood/dna or whatever. Musj!

Things I had to do today;
- Nothing
(Well, maybe yoga, like I promised myself last night, but to... My(???) defence, I was insomniac and desperate...)

Things I have to do tomorrow;
- Dentist
- Wash a million clothes
- Chinese Class
- Yoga
- Quiz
(Get drunk at Pyro/Propaganda with friends, although that's hardly a chore)

I know it probably doesn't seem like the worst day in the world, but after weeks of just overindulging it is always hard to go back to... Well, following routines, I guess. Plus I am allergic to being told what to do, even if I know I have to do them... Gotta work on that.

Anyway, J and I made hamburgers (from scratch of course) for dinner, watched more Hells Kitchen and had a lot of fun all day long... Until it was time to do the dishes. It is quite obvious that after prepping for super yummy burgers with every accessory under the moon - in a Chinese kitchen - the mess was unbearable. After a lot of bad communication J went to bed, and I'm stuck with the rest of the dishes, and I am really, really, REALLY bad at washing up. But still - it is kind of ironic that we're so deep into Hells Kitchen at the moment and then start bitching to each other IN the kitchen.

Soo... Now I'm just gonna have one more glass of Shiraz, finish the dishes, and go to bed, because you don't wanna be jumpy when your dentist hardly would have understood a word you were saying - if he already didn't have his hands in you mouth.

Sleep tight! I hope I will as well!

(And although I know I've been complaining a lot now, I am really still thrilled deep down, because the window is open, it is no longer pm, but am - and spring is STILL in the Beijing air!)

Spring + Beijing = Finally!

Omg!!! The weather is amazing!!! Although still smoggy, Beijing is warm, sunny and absolutely beautiful today! AND QUIET... J and I went to a new food marked in Sanlitun all our friends are bragging about, and it truly was great, dead cheap and clean - I still didn't go all the way and bought any meat, but the fish looks really good and fresh and in clean surroundings. I love it!
Spring, spring, spring! Could life be any better? Well, for J it already is, hamburger & milkshake night at our house. Joooy!