Tag Archives: China

Pic of the Day – Scorpion on a stick

8 Oct

Ugh. Insects like these are a common “delicacy” in many parts of China, including Beijing. Sorry to those who do like enjoy a bit of fried scorpion or sweetened spider (the large kind), but I think it gross.

Picture credit: MOP

Speaking of insects, a new show by “The Office” creator Ricky Gervais sends his friend Karl, who so happens to be a total idiot, to see the Seven Wonders of the world, including to China and the Great Wall. Watch the video below, which also contains a clip of Karl’s priceless reaction to people eating insects.

Hilarious!! Some Chinese people might find this particular episode slightly offensive, but he is a bit of an idiot after all. Other nationalities, don’t feel left out. Since Karl goes to all Seven Wonders, there will be 6 additional episodes of him being a moron and unwittingly insulting other cultures and heritages. I’ve watched clips of the India episode – funny stuff 🙂


Pic of the Day – China's National Day

2 Oct

Yesterday, October 1st, is China’s National Day, commemorating 61 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Usually, this special day is marked by a lot of parades, a lot of showing off of military force, and a lot of fireworks.

Precision is VERY important.

As Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, October 1st is also a public holiday for us here. Yay!

weekend wrap: tablo x kang hye jung

26 Oct

Just came back from my short break in SanYa (holiday resort place South of China).  Censorship situation is for real in China, couldn’t get on wordpress, facebook, blogspot, livejournals (basically, any blog or networking sites).  The resort I stayed at was beautiful, may post some pics up later.

Anyway, so I finally got catch up a bit on whats been going on in the world of kpop (althoughits only been 4 days!).  Tablo and Kang Hye Jung had their private wedding which many A-list stars attended.  A couple of my fav pics:

20091026_tablo_hajiwonHa Ji Won.  The ripped jeans were the result of a crazy night we had last year. I promised HJW that I would buy her a new pair. But I didn’t.  Uh-huh – I’m a bad boy like that.

20091026_tablo_harangJung Hye Young (wife of Sean of Jinusean) and son, Harang.  The lil dude is so cute! He’s like a mini Taeyang 😀

20091026_tablo_gill Gill (of LeesSang).


Anyway, congrats to the newly wed couple!