Ed's note: The Good Doctor and I attended the 3rd annual Beijing International Film Festival on April 23 at the China National Convention Center. You can read my write-up here. The following is The Good Doctor's work.
Jay Chou performs at the closing ceremony of the Beijing International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to be able to film, though I wasn't very close to the stage. Enjoy the spectacle as Hollywood collides with the Chinese Film and Television industry.
Ed’s note: The one you’ve been waiting for: The Good Doctor follows more than 100 merry Santas during the December 8 Beijing SantaCon. What is the collective noun for Santas? I’m not exactly sure, but we definitely need one after this. The music is Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, performed by the Tracson 5. Previously: Behind the Scenes... Read more »
We visit the folks at Beijing Improv, where you should always expect the unexpected.
Notes: Beijing Improv holds free, bilingual workshops every Wednesday night at the Hot Cat Club, as well as a theater show on the last Saturday of every month.
Some of Beijing’s best expat climbers they take on the waterfall at Bai He. Featuring Simon Adams, Ben Cook, Dave Gliddon, and Joachim Corstiaans. To learn more about climbing in and around Beijing, visit Beijing Climbing Club. The music featured in this episode is Begging In Rome by Cut By Ice and Départ by OpenChords. Previously: Beijing’s Cheapest... Read more »
The Good Doctor, cooking instructor/amateur bowler Candice Lee, and Beijing Climbing Club head Simon Adams went on a mission to find the cheapest haircut in town. How low did they go? (Answer: very low. Xibahe Nan Lu just outside Third Ring Road is what you want.) The music is Crazy Glue by Josh Woodward. Beijing Slice is now... Read more »
By The Good Doctor Every Tuesday night, the VA Bar has a showcase of talented expat musicians in Beijing. The shows include covers and originals and are totally free. If you like music and want to hang out with a community of people who also like music, you should check it out. Featuring: Steve Blaque, Renee Robinson, Simon... Read more »
Our man The Good Doctor makes his scheduled expat pilgrimage to Hong Kong: visa run! This video is the result. The music is by IFC Orchestra. Previously: The Creators Project. |Beijing Slice Archives|
Here it is, The Good Doctor’s video from Saturday’s The Creators Project at 798′s Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts, featuring a long DJ set by former LCD Soundsystem lead man James Murphy. Take a long hard look, Beijing: this is you. Kind of. Not you. I don’t recognize you. Come to think of it… aren’t you... Read more »
The crew headed into the hutongs to watch Kin make tacos for his Taco Bar, a hole-in-the-wall joint whose reputation is spreading through word of mouth. The music is Mexican Fly, by Serakina. Video by The Good Doctor. Previously: A Taste of Home. |Beijing Slice Archives|
The Good Doctor, Candice and friends were recently invited to cook for Cambodian acrobats at Beijing International Art University. A chance to give hard-working kids a taste of home? Of course they accepted. The music that starts at the 4:12 mark is “Pagode Onirique” by Real Rice. Previously: Boating in Beijing. |Beijing Slice Archives|
Sometimes the days pass too fast, can you feel it? Here’s Episode 2 of Beijing Slice, with music from The Wind Whistles (“Spooks”). Previously: Swimming In Qian Hai. |Beijing Slice Archives|
The Good Doctor and Candice L. have teamed together with some of their long-time Beijing friends to produce a weekly episodic online show called Beijing Slice, which we think you might enjoy. Here’s their first episode, “Swimming in Qian Hai.” Youku video for those in China after the jump.