Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

The Truth About China

Monday, December 27th, 2010


I realized last week marked six months of being home from China. I dug into my computer archives and found a blog I’d remembered writing.

I wrote this blog while sleep deprived in the Tokyo airport. During my last three days in China, I’d only gotten one hour of sleep. I was that busy. I popped three Tylenol PM and started writing. Words flowed freely in my sleep starved mental state. I wrote exactly what I felt: my thoughts, feelings and emotions. Then I fell asleep, only to wake up to my flight departing in 20 minutes. I got on the plane, passed out and forgot all about this blog. Until now.

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Photomerge: Part Deux

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

My recent discovery of Photomerge means I have a lot of old photos to sort through. Case in point, my Beijing skyline panorama.

I always had problems piecing together the sky in this sequence. Luckily Photomerge is the ‘ish and precisely places my photos for picture perfect panoramas. Definitely click on this photo to enlarge it. Chinese architecture is amazing!

I’ve been thinking a lot about China lately. It’s no secret I’m getting antsy. In China I felt so focused, ideas free flowing. I felt I could do anything. I’m making my New Years resolution early: get out of Tri-Cities. Where’s a good place to go and who’s hiring!?

♥ BB

Photo of the Day: Day One Hundred Thirty

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Lately I’ve felt a lot of positive energy surrounding me, and this afternoon’s surprise package confirmed those beliefs.

On February 12, 2010 my mom sent a Valentine’s Day package to China. She mailed the box from the United States Postal Service on Bainbridge Island, Washington. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my package. Mom stocked up on American candy and DVD’s. Instant homesickness cure.

Weeks went by, and still no package. Eventually those weeks turned to months. Still no package. Before I knew it, I was packing to come home, and still no stinkin’ box. “Curse you China,” I thought, “someone is enjoying my candy DVD’s!”

I’d practically given up hope that Mom’s gift would come, until this morning. I went out to water the gardens when I spotted a beat up package on our mailbox. I noticed the familiar Chinese address and instantly knew. My package found it’s way home!

After taking a few pictures, I tore into the box. Mom hooked me up with a card, tons of candy, six DVD’s and the complete third season of Sex and the City!

Even though it took six months to get here, stale Valentine’s Day candy is amazing. The whole “lost package” situation reminded me the importance of patience. Sometimes good things take time. In the end, what’s meant to be will be.

♥ BB

Photo of the Day: Day Seventy-Seven

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Ok, so I’m cheating. I took this photo yesterday (Thursday). However, it is just too perfect to not be my POTD. I’m home. Well, not quite. Technically I’m still in Beijing writing this, but I’m scheduling this blog to be posted the the same time I touchdown. Plus after 24 hours of travel and sketchy airport internet, I might be unable to update my POTD. So here it is. “Home is whenever I’m with you…”

♥ BB

My Sundown

Thursday, June 17th, 2010


After a day of torrential downpours and lightning storms, what can you always expect? An amazing sunset.

While packing I noticed what looked like a spectacular sunset. I scooped up my camera and made a mad dash to the 25th floor. Just in time. This sunset was spectacular indeed. I took at least 50 photos. That’s when it hit me that I’m actually flying home tomorrow. Then I cried. Just a little.

♥ BB

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