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[Quick Update] Going back to Japan for the Holidays

I’ll be back in Japan for the holidays bringing you the freshest photos from around Japan! Happy Holidays everyone. Goodbye Beijing for 10 days and hello Japan.

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[Quick Update] Going to Guam for the Weekend. Will be back Next Week

Hey all, I will be in Guam for the weekend so I will be back posting mid next week. The last time I was at a beach was in Miami.

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[Quick Update] Beijing AQI reaches 500

I just checked the AQI in Beijing and believe it or not we have reached the maximum 500 mark. AQI is a scale devised by the US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With an AQI of 500 it states “Health warnings of emergency conditions”. What do we do now? For more information of interpreting the AQI in a Beijing context please visit the My Health Beijing Blog.

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[Quick Update] TedxBeijing Tomorrow

Quick update: Tomorrow I will be attending TedxBeijing. This annualy held event brings innovators and speakers from all over the world. Not familiar with TED? Check it out for yourself.

(Image taken from http://tedxbeijing.com/)

 

 


[Quick Update] Heading for Ordos, Inner Mongolia for the Weekend

Ordos, Inner Mongolia? Never heard of it? I will be here. It’s my first time into Inner Mongolia and it should be about a ten hour over night train ride from Beijing. According to TIME Magazine Ordos is the Modern Ghost Town so it should be perfect for Halloween. I will be back with more updates on Monday.


[Quick Update] gokatayama.com gets a New Look

I decided to change the theme for gokatayama.com. Hope you all like it!

Upcoming trip: to Ordos in Inner Mongolia for Halloween Weekend. There’s a so called modern ghost town there so it should be perfect for my first Halloween experience in China. Whats the hot costume this year in the states anyways?

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[Quick Update] You can check out my photography on Chinadaily!

I was supposed to put up the rest of my photos from Shanghai last night but I didn’t realize how I tired I was until I found myself sleeping on my desk at around 10pm.  But as a quick update, China Daily has finally put up my photos from Beijing! You can check it out by simply clicking here.

I wonder when the pollution is going to go away..

 


[Photos] Shanghai during GuoQing Jie

After 6 full days of Shanghai, I am back in Beijing. My flight back was relatively comfortable compared to a what could have been a disastrous 13 hour train ride back packed with all the Beijingers and migrant workers. The first thing I noticed as I set foot on Beijing was the air. Pollution here we come. Shanghai’s air was way better than in Beijing as we all know but it was interesting to see how Shanghai had changed after a year and a half. I’m gonna be writing more about Shanghai and the Expo along with thoughts from my Seoul trip throughout this weekend but for now, enjoy three pictures I took from Shanghai. I’ll be putting up more of my work soon. Let me know if you would like the original files for these photos. I have work for the next 7 days straight thanks to Chinese work scheduling for this month.

Picture #1 is the bund(外滩) at night from Puxi side looking at Pudong. I was mad that a boat passed by during my shot but I actually like the boat in this picture as it adds an interesting feel to the photo.

Picture #2 is the China Pavillion at the World Expo. I didn't get to go in but this powerful building really stuck out to me the most. During GuoQing Jie(National Holiday) in China national flags could be seen everywhere in the Country.

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[Quick Update] Week long Trip to Seoul, will be back posting next week

Just a quick update.
I am currently in Seoul, Korea. Ill be back in Beijing(if they let me back in) on Sunday.

Today marks day 3 of my trip in Seoul.
Here are the top 5 highlights of my trip so far:

1. Korean War Museum, a must see for anyone. They have the actual torpedo that sunk Cheonan.
2. Soju + Kimchi = awesomeness
3. Bad Weather: it rained like I’ve never seen before.
4. Korean National Holiday: Most stores being closed.
5. Large number of Chinese Tourists and they understand me 🙂

Extra thoughts:
– There’s like no trash cans in Seoul.
– Reminds me alot more of Tokyo.
– Major League Baseball caps are overrated.
– Bulgogi Burger is not as good as I thought it would be.
– Korean people think Im Chinese.

Pictures from my trip will be up soon.

Stay tuned!

From Seoul, the Soul of Asia

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[Quick Update] Check out my Photography Page!

I’ll be adding more content throughout this week.

Click here to view my photography page.

Sunny day in Beijing!