61.6 F
San Francisco
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Home Asia

Asia

I’ve spent the majority of my Asia adventures in China, where I studied all four summers of high school and worked during the Shanghai World Expo. Now, I live in Hong Kong. I’ve traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan for business, and visited Thailand.

Burundese, Chinese, and Me

When Francois (read how I met Francois) invited me to attend Burundi's National Day, I guess I didn't really think what that entailed. But...

The Chinese Are Healthier?

I'd say Chinese people are much healthier than Americans in many ways...diet, for example. Obesity does not run rampant in China as it does...

The USA Pavilion and the Expo Itself

The Shanghai World Expo surrounds the Huang Pu river. On the Pu Xi side of the river are the Corporate pavilions and on the...

Adventures in Walmart and Noodle Eating

If you've never been to a Chinese Walmart, you need to. They are nothing like American ones. I can't assume that no American Walmart...

Now You Can Pretend You Visited the World Expo

The time has come for me to bestow all my valuable Shanghai World Expo 2010 knowledge that I have accrued gradually over time on you....

All That Effort and It’s Barely Worth a Penny

My roommate Jillian and I have developed a routine for our lazy off-days. We walk outside of the Expo Village to our cheap noodle...

The Poor Worms at the Silk Factory

I went to a silk factory about a week ago and do you know what I learned? They have to kill the silk worms...

Goodbye World Expo

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 is officially over. It lasted 184 days, from May 1 to October 31st, and received more than 73.08...

Some Pavilion Pictures

The following African pavilions are not part of the African Joint-Pavilion. They each have their own building. Unfortunately,  I haven't been able to visit...

Bubble Tea- Delicious Despite the Choking Hazard

Oh, bubble tea. My favorite drink of all time. I was first introduced to bubble tea four years ago during my first trip to...

Did You Lose a Child or a Shoe? – The Curse...

Most people have heard of Mandarin and Cantonese- those two languages that are both technically Chinese, but completely different. Well, those are only two of...

Seeing Double with Chinese Couples

It's a common phenomenon in China. You'll be walking down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you spot it....

Paths to Nowhere and a Half-Naked Man

There are some things in China that I just do not understand. Like the mystery path, for instance. On every sidewalk in China, there...

A Lithuanian Drunk

Last night, the USA Pavilion hosted a 4th of July party for all the USA staff inside the pavilion. We closed down the pavilion to visitors...

The Ever Vigilant, Oh So Patient USA Ops Team

The Student Ambassadors who work on the ground floor of the USA National Pavilion are called the "Ops Team" (as in operations). We organize...

Most Popular

Most Recent