[Reflections] 9 days in Beijing, 356 days to go

I apologize for the lack of posts after arriving to Beijing. I was busy getting an apartment(which I will explain more later on) and setting everything up. I now have, internet, TV, warm water and air conditioning! The first thing I want to say about Beijing so far is that its really HOT. It’s been constantly 100 degrees fareignheight on a daily basis. Compared to the month I spent after graduation in Japan, the last 9 days in Beijing have been quite interesting. Even though I’ve been to China numerous times including studying abroad and working here, I still have so much to learn about the culture in China. Also, one thing I know for sure is that my usage of Mandarin Chinese is in full cycle and people in Beijing seem to understand my English/Japanese heavily accented Mandarin better than in Shanghai. My work which  started last Thursday is located in the Manhattan of Beijing called “Guomao”. The famous CCTV tower is about a 5minute walk away. If you haven’t yet seen what the Chinese Central Television Building looks like you’re definitely missing out. If you remember, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel right next to the CCTV tower burned down last year due to the fire caused by firecrackers. Fortunately, the dutch designed 800 million USD tower was unharmed. This picture I took 3 days ago was the first sunny day in Beijing with an actual blue sky. Survived 9 days 356 more days to go…

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Go Katayama – Photojournalist in Beijing by Go Katayama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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2 responses

  1. Henry


    July 7, 2010 at 6:34 pm

  2. Pingback: Summer is over and that means Winter is here in Beijing « gowhere?

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