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September 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Apartment hunting in Chongwenmen

Well, after seeing 5 different apartments today, I came to realize just how lacking my Chinese really is; in regards to finding a place to live, I had people speaking Chinese right to my face and me with only a blank, confused stare. Whatever; I don't care if they think I'm just another stupid foreigner. I'll just wait for the right time, and BAM! Minds will be blown!

I had my heart set on two apartments fairly close to each other; both were far enough from a main road to avoid the…

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Added by Brandon Berger on September 23, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

A day off in Beijing

I feel really accomplished today.

After taking a nice walk halfway around Ditan Park, I got a call from a highly recommended rental agent to check out apartments tomorrow afternoon. Afterwards, I returned to my hotel and, after stowing a bottle of Oolong tea in my mini-fridge (so cool that this hotel has those), ventured out once again, this time to the subway station. After one transfer and altogether 50 minutes of travel time, I arrived in Wudaokou, supposedly the hotbed of…

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Added by Brandon Berger on September 22, 2012 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

Things I used to think...

 

Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, recently did his "Hashtag Game" on twitter and tweeted #thingsiusedtothink

Here's a few responses he got...

 

I used to…

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Added by Jane Erickson on September 20, 2012 at 11:23am — 5 Comments

the Martial Scholar: Chuck Norris vs. Jack Bauer

Big thanks to Peter for getting the ball rolling on my little side project: prospective hypothetical matchups!  In this first match, we have the Texas Ranger himself, the man who has another fist beneath his beard and is probably behind you right now, Chuck Norris!  And his opponent, the protagonist of the show 24, the one, the only, Jack Bauer! 

The rules are simple: we all make the rules together!  People suggest settings, whether or not there are any allies, and the…

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Added by Brandon Berger on September 13, 2012 at 12:23pm — 3 Comments

Who will YOU be this Halloween!

Hello All!

It's the time of the year again where we get to be kids again!! That's right, we have an excuse to dress a little silly =p

Soooo WHAT WILL YOU BE THIS HALLOWEEN?! Care to share??

Added by Fatma Aidarus on September 13, 2012 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

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