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October 30, 2007

dinners with famous people

and by ‘with’ I actually mean ‘sitting at the table next to me’ so… Sunday night I had dinner with Jiang Wen (ok, he was at the table next to mine at a charity function, but close enough, right?). Actually, he vaguely remembered me (we met a few years ago at a friend’s funeral, so [...]

October 27, 2007

on turning 27

its going to be a 3-day weekend kind of birthday celebration… it started last night with my fabulous party at the Hilton’s Zeta Club (see invite below).  It was a huge success, and while I did waste most of my birthday sleeping in this morning… it was very much worth it and after this I [...]

October 23, 2007

ChocoJing Does Fauchon

Tuesday October 30th at 7pm Fauchon at Shin Kong Place RSVP to 50rmb includes chocolate tasting and coffee or tea More info: Fauchon, a luxury French chocolatiere brand which just opened up a branch here in Beijing (at Shin Kong Place), will be hosting our next tasting, on Tuesday October 30th at 7pm. [...]

October 21, 2007

finally free (and [birthday] partying like its 1999)

or so it seems. still have to go in on Monday and see if they will change the registration of my SIM card over to me (I really don’t want to have to deal with getting a new number, let alone the fact that everyone knows my current number) and of course, there’s some more [...]

October 20, 2007

Food as an Exhibition Sport

Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang?) 2 Heizhima Hutong 黑芝麻胡同2号 Off Nanluoguxiang 近南锣鼓巷 6403-7626 Open 17:00-23:30 Price Y100-Y199 per couple There’s more to this Taiwanese-run Japanese-style yakiniku restaurant than meets the eye (or tongue). Located on a small hutong off of Nanluoguxiang, its punky atmosphere is highlighted by goth-inspired black walls with chalked graffiti–chalk available upon request–and [...]

October 18, 2007

a further example of why I love America.

Colbert announces presidential pursuit By JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment WriterWed Oct 17, 8:43 AM ET Stephen Colbert has announced his candidacy for president on “The Colbert Report,” tossing his satirical hat into the ring of an already crowded race. “I shall seek the office of the president of the United States,” Colbert said Tuesday on [...]

October 15, 2007

on the start of my new life

I wish that there was a nice clean break, a clear and consistent line from which I could base a transition in my life upon and still manage to maintain my sanity. However, it doesn’t look like it is going to happen that way… …I had auditions last night, but I’m still kicking myself that [...]

October 14, 2007


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