Monthly Archives: January 2013

On cultural bridges – Peggy Liu

I’ve been meaning to comment on this video for a while, as it really has brought back some inspiration on what potential direction to go in life. For me, I have many interests: I’m a city planner, with a focus … Continue reading

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黄渤《不醉》MV官方版发布 水下全程拍摄

This song is quite popular in China now

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Learn Chinese using ChinaDialogue

For intermediate and advanced Chinese learners, I recommend ChinaDialogue if you want to get acquainted with very technical or high-level topics such as Chinese environment, economy, working conditions, urban development, technology, etc. What I like about the site is that these articles are … Continue reading

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Beijing Air Pollution has reached a new high

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We need to start making things again:

This article has been all over the place. This quote stands out: “Companies cut out the bullshit. And, unfortunately, many of the cerebral jobs that were going to ambitious young people were right in the thick of it. This included … Continue reading

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Hangzhou Bikeshare Company doesn’t want to open its bikeshare data up to the public

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzkxMzIyMjcy.html Imagine creating a real-time app showing how many bikes are available nearby, only to be censored by the government? There was a smartphone app in Hangzhou that basically gave you real time data of how many bikes are available … Continue reading

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找到你的时尚

From: http://chinapersonified.com/finding-your-fashion/?lang=zh 时尚”对我这样一个小女孩还说一点意义都没有。我还记得曾经有一套极其丑陋的衣服,是森林绿的运动衫和运动裤,上面印着美少女战士的图案。长大后,我有了一件泡泡袖的丝绒裙,在晚宴时偶尔穿穿,但其他时候,我的那些衣服比我的姐妹们逊色很多。事实上,每次她们决定整理衣橱、挑出不穿的衣服给我时,我都非常惊喜,因为无论她们给我什么衣服,看上去都比我早就过时的那些衣服好看很多。 但后来我不再因为这个觉得困扰了。我父母都是工作很勤奋的移民,他们要支付房贷、维持生计,因此穿衣打扮也就显得不那么重要了。而且,我是个书虫,整天沉浸在每周一本的新书中。但总有那么几次,有些言语会刺伤我脆弱的心灵,就譬如一个高傲自大的高中女生见到我疑惑地问道,“你每天都穿这件夹克吗?”这真的是哪壶不开提哪壶。 在高中的时候,我的衣柜开始革新,不过肯定远不如现在。我和安妮成为了好朋友,她为我打开了购物之门。她是位歌唱家,她的风格也是如此。悲哀的是,我的风格与品味和她截然不同。我开始独自逛街,也就是从这个时候开始,我的风格逐渐形成。 在初中的时候我突然长高,当时我成了一个又高又瘦的亚洲女孩。曾几何时,我是多么渴望自己也可以很可爱、很讨人喜欢,但这个梦想无法成真,至少我的身高就不可爱。但渐渐地我意识到了自己的长相。也许我不能变得可爱,但是我可以很高雅。现在看来,了解自己的风格对我了解自己有很大的帮助。我不再穿粉色的蕾丝边、低胸的毛衣、或大口袋的T恤。转而,我开始穿长大衣、拖地长袍。我那些矮个子的、可爱的朋友完全没法穿这些衣服。我开始爱上自己身材独有的款式。我的时装是让我全身舒适的一个标志。 当我说“时尚”的时候,我并不是指自己沉迷于我所见到的每一本杂志,也不是说我拼命追赶时尚的潮流。我不是想要表明我们应该涂炫彩的唇膏或者把我们的头发搞得很花哨。我个人认为时尚是帮助你认识自我、改变自我的意识。并且,这是一个很长的、持续的过程。我有一个挚友,我们一起购物、有相似的品味、相近的价值观。她和我一样快乐,不会让我觉得购物是我一个人的独角戏;在我寻觅到一直想要的鞋子或衣服时,她为我感到高兴。 我愿意为我的朋友出谋划策。我已经为一位朋友挑选了一款炫亮唇彩,为另一位朋友挑选了完美的红色唇膏。有一次,我将一位朋友从穿帽衫有游戏人物形象转变为惊世骇俗的美女形象,当然这还是在她所能接受的范围之内的造型转变。服装并不是让我们变成其他人,我们挑选服装是为了展示自己。

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