Category Archives: festivals

Christmas in Dali

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my Christmas dinner in Dali. Here’s one I never posted… —– As an American Jew in China celebrating Christmas at a Muslim restaurant I’m confused enough already when the highest-ranking party

Christmas in Dali

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my Christmas dinner in Dali. Here’s one I never posted… —– As an American Jew in China celebrating Christmas at a Muslim restaurant I’m confused enough already when the highest-ranking party

Lei Feng Day, Phase II – Three Pagodas

…cont’d from┬áLei Feng Day, Phase I Part of the Lei Feng spirit is giving people the benefit of the doubt, and every day I pass the Shoe Men at the intersection of Fuxing Lu and Foreigner Street, and wave off

Lei Feng Day, Phase II – Three Pagodas

…cont’d from┬áLei Feng Day, Phase I Part of the Lei Feng spirit is giving people the benefit of the doubt, and every day I pass the Shoe Men at the intersection of Fuxing Lu and Foreigner Street, and wave off

Lei Feng Day, Phase I

To make a long story short, Lei Feng was a good-Samaritan back in the early 1960’s whom Chairman Mao and the Communist Party promoted as a model of the perfect young worker, going so far as to declare March 5,

Lei Feng Day, Phase I

To make a long story short, Lei Feng was a good-Samaritan back in the early 1960’s whom Chairman Mao and the Communist Party promoted as a model of the perfect young worker, going so far as to declare March 5,

Dragon Boat Festival

On my first visa, I had to leave the country every sixty days. I went to Thailand in April for Songkran. In June I flew to Hong Kong for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. I don’t know what to write

Dragon Boat Festival

On my first visa, I had to leave the country every sixty days. I went to Thailand in April for Songkran. In June I flew to Hong Kong for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. I don’t know what to write

Songkran video

Finally, here’s the video montage of my Songkran footage. The music is Glen Frey, “The Heat Is On.” And it was. April is the hottest month in Thailand, and being completely soaked was the only way to stay cool. Amazingly

Songkran video

Finally, here’s the video montage of my Songkran footage. The music is Glen Frey, “The Heat Is On.” And it was. April is the hottest month in Thailand, and being completely soaked was the only way to stay cool. Amazingly