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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

This is what looks like around here...

Some people have been asking me to post more picturees of what things look like around here. Yesterday driving home from Anna’s ballet class I had my camera with me so I snapped a few pictures at red lights on Jing Shun Lu, the crazy busy…

Ballet Pictures

Finally got the pictures up... see the post below.

"I have a daughter! She is different than a boy."

Anna was so excited all week about her ballet class with her friend Olivia Moy. These pictures only begin to capture the cuteness. I think it was the first time that it hit me -- "I have a daughter! She is different than a boy." Sounds dumb…

"Mr. Lilo"

We have been using Mr. Leo , one of the Chinese teaching assistants from Eli’s class, to babysit. He is a very sweet man and the kids all love him. Anna calls him Mr. Lilo, as in the cartoon character. She loves having him read her Chinese…

Black tie ball

So they have these big balls here every few weeks.. the Australian Ball, Irish Ball, German Ball, and on and on. They are all black tie affairs. We went to the Australian Ball a few weeks ago and it was a bit of a flop. It just felt so…

More column response

Alan,Sorry to hear about your unsettling incident. In '94, I felt far safer in Chinese streets than most here, except late at night in crowds in Nanjing, when our Chinesetour guide advised us not to go out alone. Even then I would probably…

Early response to the column

I hope I can bother you with a couple of questions on expat housing in Beijing.Are the "housing compounds" you refer to only for Westerners, or do rich Beijingers live there to?If the above answer is rich locals, too, then this question probablydoesn't…

Today's column

Expat Life: A Murder in Beijing SparksSoul-Searching on SecurityOur little expat world has been rocked by a murder. An American “trailing spouse” of an energy company executive here in Beijing was killed in her home in the middle of the…

Interview with Pres. of NBA China

This will be in the April issue of That's Beijing. In retrospect I certainly could have had some better questions prepared.Five Questions with Mark Fischer, Vice President, NBA China.•The NBA in China really took off in 2002, when Yao joined…

Sometimes Chinese class makes me want to...

... scratch my eyeballs out.I am tempted to throw in the towel and spend my time doing other things. But I'm not ready to do that yet.