Harbin in Winter: What a Pleasant Misery

As a Shanghainese girl who only sees snow once a year, it’s always my dream to go to Northeast China to experience the real winter where the whole region is covered with thick and crystal snow. So I took a trip to Harbin, the capital and the largest city in Heilongjiang Province in China. It is known for its bitterly cold winter and is often referred as the Ice City. Harbin is notable for its beautiful ice sculptures in … Continue reading Harbin in Winter: What a Pleasant Misery

201314: Forever Love?

Thousands of couples registered for marriage across China on Jan 4th, 2013 as 201314 are pronounced as ai ni yi sheng yi shi (爱你一生一世) which means love you all my life in Mandarin Chinese. Only in Shanghai, nearly 7,300 couples chose to tie the knot at civil affairs bureaus due to the auspicious meaning of the date. The number surpassed that of December 12, 2012, … Continue reading 201314: Forever Love?