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August ending

I’m back in Beijing, finally un-jet-lagged, not unpacked. I’ve registered, gotten one set of orientation activities done with, met a good number of my classmates and a variety of other students at my university. I have a class schedule and a schedule for the next two weeks of orientation activities, which will change, of course. […]

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Posted August 31st, 2010 - 10:04 am by maria
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Coming home

Coming home I have three days left in NYC. It’s been an awesome summer. Although I somehow (shockingly) failed to master the intricate arts of investment banking, I do understand a lot more than I did before. I also oriented myself in the city, met and reconnected with some great folks, and had some lovely […]

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Posted August 18th, 2010 - 11:43 pm by maria
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Cabbage in New York

Today may be the first day I’ve been in New York that I don’t make it down to Wall Street, although I guess it’s still early. Instead, I’m being sort of domestic: I’m making cabbage, just like in BJ (I’m drinking real Diet Coke with it, though, so by no means is it the same). […]

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Posted July 11th, 2010 - 11:34 pm by maria
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From another continent

Sad to report that this post represents an expat blog fail. I’m in my home country, even though it’s a new city to me. I’m a little homesick for Beijing, and I miss the Sean. At least there’s street food, and cats. I’m also a little allergic to the latter, but they seem to be […]

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Posted July 6th, 2010 - 12:27 am by maria
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Walking Tour of Beijing

Whirlwind tour! In order: Jiuguloudajie (Old Gulou Street) Gulou (Drum Tower) Dianmendajie (Peace on Earth Door Street) Jinshan Park Tiananmen/Gugong (Peace in Heaven Door, Old Palace, otherwise known as Forbidden City) Tiananmen Square, with National Museum of China, Hero’s Monument or something, some other massive government building, Mao Zedong’s mausoleum Qianmen (Front Gate) Qianmendajie (Front […]

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Posted April 9th, 2010 - 8:56 pm by sean
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Owning a Restaurant in Beijing

I don’t actually have time to blog, neither does Maria, but I figured I should try to say something about what’s been going on, and I’ll leave it to her to tell about all that’s going on with her later, if she feels like it. So I now own a restaurant! I am the general […]

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Posted October 29th, 2009 - 1:20 pm by sean
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Almost vacation

Most arrangements have been made, and we head off to Carmel in a couple of hours. (Long-awaited!) I have heard such wonderful things about our destination, and nothing sounds better to me than a long car ride. I’ve also been advocating for a bagel breakfast as our first stop on our route. We made a […]

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Posted September 14th, 2009 - 8:20 am by maria
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