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November 30, 2008

ChocoJing’s Chocolate Christmas Dinner

On December 19th, ChocoJing is going to celebrate Christmas with a sumptuous dinner at the Beijing Renaissance Capital Hotel (in Fulicheng) where each dish is paired with a specific chocolate. And of course, afterwards, the fantastic chocolate fountain will be there for us to devour (again) At 188rmb, the dinner is a great deal, but [...]

November 28, 2008

Cheeky Monkey Theater presents Green Eyes on Chinese

By Celine Chen “I started studying Chinese by accident. I was actually supposed to study Arabic in Egypt. But after some bombing incidents the school canceled the program. Then a friend saw me using chopsticks to eat instant noodles and said, hey, since you can use chopsticks why not go to China.” Elyse Ribbons, a [...]

November 24, 2008

video – ChocoJing Does Gourmet Chocolate

Here is a short video taken at the last ChocoJing event on Nov 18th at the Beijing Renaissance Hotel’s gourmet deli. (Yum!) Even re-watching the video now has me drooling… and yes, that is Yuki singing in the background, the song of course is “Chocolate Boy” haha. Ok, enjoy the video…



2008-11-21 10:15:24  来源:国际在线专稿  国际在线消息(记者 丁丁 林路):美国女孩柳素英创建的顽皮猴子戏剧社日前在北京上演了话剧《绿眼睛识黑汉字》。   该剧讲述了一名外国留学生在复习中文考试过程中对汉语的独特理解和想象引发的一系列笑话。演出还使用了现代舞蹈和音乐元素,展现出汉字的形态美和音韵美。   出生于美国底特律的柳素英是该剧的女主角,也是编剧和导演。2003年来北京后,柳素英被北京的文化氛围所吸引。热爱话剧的她创办了自己的戏剧社,并陆续推出了话剧《我爱北京》和《风险英语》。

November 23, 2008

Auditions: Kung Pao Shakespeare

Here is the auditions announcement I’m sending out for the new show… please pass it on to any friends/colleagues who are interested in acting in Beijing The latest show by Elyse Ribbons is a return to the style of drama that made I Heart Beijing such a success; Kung Pao Shakespeare is a light-hearted comedy [...]

November 22, 2008

post-show Saturday…

Just wanted to check in: had an *amazing* show on Thursday night (see picture from CRI on the right). I think that this was the first time in a long time that I felt so good after a show. Maybe since college or high school even. It wasn’t necessarily the best performance of my life, [...]

November 17, 2008

Me in Marie Claire

Check out the December issue (which also happens to be their 6th Anniversary edition!) of Marie Claire to see a picture of me “as a model” in trench coat with a ton of jewelry and an oversized watch (woo-hoo!) Of course, being the Chinese version of the magazine, they just *had* to follow in the [...]

November 16, 2008

Bday Party Photos + Green Eyes Shout-out ;)

Happy Monday Wanted to send out a quick thank you for attending my party at the end of last month (whether in body or in spirit, both were appreciated!). Some photos from the party, kindly taken by some of my amazingly talented friends, can be seen here. Also… here’s a quick plug for my new [...]

November 15, 2008

Green Eyes on Chinese: Mini-Dictionary

For those of you beginner level Mandarin speakers who are wanting to attend 绿眼睛识黑汉字 (Lv yanjing shi hei hanzi) but are worried that maybe your putonghua level isn’t quite up to snuff… I present to you here a little mini dictionary that we’ll have available at the show. Hopefully it doesn’t give away too much [...]

November 12, 2008

ChocoJing does Gourmet Chocolate

Attention Chocolate lovers: Come indulge yourself in chocolate galore as “ChocoJing does Gourmet Chocolate” at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. Entrance tickets are 55rmb/person and include homemade chocolate tasting and a glass of sparkling rose wine. A beautiful chocolate fountain with a wide selection of fruits will also [...]