Comparing to last year, Beijing’s winter this year was simply amazing. Every week we had more clear days than smog days. December 15th was no exception. So it was said that the Central government warned the Mayor of Beijing – he will get his pay check ducked if the city sustains more than 3 consecutive days of smog.
Since we got up late, I decided to show my cousin what an American brunch looks like. At 11pm, we went to a American restaurant that morning.
My cousin ordered pan fried egg and salmon
I even learned a new Chinese word – “tusi” a literal translation of “toast’.
Me with Alba cigarettes.
You know you are in 798 when you see these little cute dinosaurs.
A little shop that sells cute folk themed ceramics.
The train station that defines the border between 798 and 751 district. 751 is a new art district. It was also a factory abandoned after the Cultural Revolution.
Audi’s Beijing headquarter.
Raised platform for a view above.
Artist’s entire theme around this treeish man.
One of my favorite artists in the district, and one of my absolutely favorite paintings in the district. What an ingenious way to display visual disparity.
Some of his other paintings.
Great way to show off your wealth – for only 10 kuai (2 USD) per bundle.
Cell phone bikinis.
They even got flip-flops – as your cell phone stand.
Rosebud… reminded Hilary the movie Citizen Kane that we watched in high school together.
The entire studio was actually just one story, starts…with the prelude.
The man sitting in a bathroom telling stories between him and his girlfriend.
He apologized over and over, and then flushed it all down in the toilet.
A rather empty-looking room…
An Italian art’s gallery. He devoted the entire first floor into this garage-looking video.
Time-machine mailbox, where you could designate when will your mail be delivered in future.
Don’t let the future you hate the current you
People’s blessings to the future.
My cousin loved the carrot soup in the evening meal.