By RFH On February 28, students of Yuying High School were gathering on the playground at 9:30 am for their daily morning exercise when a girl appeared on the 4th floor of a north building. “She was standing at the window of a Grade 11 classroom, naked, holding her clothes,” a student recalled. “We were all... Read more »
The Beiinger had a neat idea for a six-word contest last month, and in this month’s issue the editors have chosen their “50 best” entries. Leave it to the judges to spoil a good idea… OR MAKE IT AWESOME! We weren’t going to do this, but, well, here it is: below, unedited, the 20 worst of... Read more »
The brutal winters of Beijing don't leave room for much activity, particularly for the expat in this spit-and-shit squat toilet of a city. Aside from sitting in your heated apartment watching Game of Thrones or Archer, pretty much the only other option on a Friday night is drinking the cold off your skin and making your way to a crowded smoky bar. This is a story of what happened when my friend – who we’ll call Drew – and I did just that last month.
I dunno, maybe you would. I’m just asking. Would you also lick up that limpid runoff along the side of the bun? How ’bout those jellybean dollops of tart hanging off the lip? What if I told you all the above was organic? And that it can be found at Dog on Fire, in Sanlitun? Huh.... Read more »
Traffic Light (红绿灯) is a show on Beijing Television (BTV) that airs an ostensibly instructional segment called "Accidents That Should Never Happen." Everything about it is ridiculous. The only way to make it more ridiculous is to watch it in slow motion, set to music. This is the first video in a weekly series.
Consider this your introduction to a weekly series in which our resident asshole, Drake Moreau, wades into Beijing’s seedy districts (because he’s an asshole) and writes about them like the asshole he is. Just to give you an example of the type of twat we’re dealing with, here’s the g-chat conversation in which I asked... Read more »
h/t Kirby In a country where people are generally quite conscious of the wellness of mind and body, it doesn’t surprise me that a company would spam its employees asking them to sign up for a yoga class sponsored by the firm. What is sort of surprising — only a little, perhaps — is that... Read more »
Do you like Westlife? Do you really? Would you travel from Hawaii to Beijing to see Westlife? Is that how much you like Westlife? Are you so much into the whole liking of Westlife that you have a friend who would send an email to an expat magazine’s editor asking for help in arranging a... Read more »