The Lantern in the Streets of Old China My time in China was winding down, and I took a flight back to Beijing for a few more days of exploration.  There is so much to see in the old city that my month there was still not enough!  And on one of these final nights, I decided to visit this very old section of the city.It's very well maintained with bright, fresh red paint, restored ancient lanterns, ornate windows, and the like.  And inside many of the ornate windows are all sorts of antiques…

The Lantern in the Streets of Old China My time in China was winding down, and I took a flight back to Beijing for a few more days of exploration. There is so much to see in the old city that my month there was still not enough! And on one of these final nights, I decided to visit this very old section of the city.It's very well maintained with bright, fresh red paint, restored ancient lanterns, ornate windows, and the like. And inside many of the ornate windows are all sorts of antiques…

Chinese numbers in Mandarin pinyin and hand gestures. This is how one could show different numbers with one's hands in Chinese culture - I used to know all of these when I was little, but have a hard time remembering past 6 now.

Lucky and Unlucky Numbers in Chinese Culture

Chinese numbers in Mandarin pinyin and hand gestures. This is how one could show different numbers with one's hands in Chinese culture - I used to know all of these when I was little, but have a hard time remembering past 6 now.

Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine. Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills.

Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine. Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills.

Inflation markets spooked by the prospect of very low price inflation - http://www.directorstalk.com/inflation-markets-spooked-prospect-low-price-inflation/ - #Inflation

Inflation markets spooked by the prospect of very low price inflation - http://www.directorstalk.com/inflation-markets-spooked-prospect-low-price-inflation/ - #Inflation

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

Hundreds of homes suffer flooding in London

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

chinese new year decorations in yu Garden. Shanghai is on the bucket list - but still haven't found the right trip

chinese new year decorations in yu Garden. Shanghai is on the bucket list - but still haven't found the right trip

Great catch up at @cantonfaironline last week! We met a lots of new people and the time went so fast.  Now it's time to get ready for another show. Next stop: Exclusively Housewares Show in London - UK Stay tuned! . . #cantonfair #canton #fair #Guangzhou #China #show #exhibitions #collage #picsoftheday #exclusivelyhousewaresshow #EHS #London #UK #consumer #coatings #nonstick #nonstickcoatings #grind #biz #business #cookware #housewares #kitchentools #smallelectrics #nextstop #travelling

Great catch up at @cantonfaironline last week! We met a lots of new people and the time went so fast. Now it's time to get ready for another show. Next stop: Exclusively Housewares Show in London - UK Stay tuned! . . #cantonfair #canton #fair #Guangzhou #China #show #exhibitions #collage #picsoftheday #exclusivelyhousewaresshow #EHS #London #UK #consumer #coatings #nonstick #nonstickcoatings #grind #biz #business #cookware #housewares #kitchentools #smallelectrics #nextstop #travelling

Blu-ray to finally outsell DVD players this Xmas, says Asda | Asda believes that the Blu-ray player will finally outsell DVD players this Christmas, with GfK data convincing the UK supermarket giant to focus on the more modern format. Buying advice from the leading technology site

Blu-ray to finally outsell DVD players this Xmas, says Asda

Blu-ray to finally outsell DVD players this Xmas, says Asda | Asda believes that the Blu-ray player will finally outsell DVD players this Christmas, with GfK data convincing the UK supermarket giant to focus on the more modern format. Buying advice from the leading technology site

China Travel Inspiration - Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China Spent a week in China (Bejing & Xi'an) with Ashley & Meghan in 2009.

China Travel Inspiration - Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China Spent a week in China (Bejing & Xi'an) with Ashley & Meghan in 2009.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette | The Land Slide Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette | The Land Slide Photography

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