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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…

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Someone wrote: My family are moving to Beijing from NYC. How bad is the air in Beijing lately? Do people with little kids (we have to toddlers) live in CBD area at all? thanks! can't find your contact information. would like to email you if…

Eli won an art contest

The winter show for second and third grade is the Snow Queen and every kid in both grades drew a poster in art class. One was selected in a contest to be reproduced and put all over the school and that was Eli's. he is really proud. I took this…

Hong Kong photos

Kids asleep, so I can throw a few pics up before crashing.. the surprising thing about Hong Kong is how beautiful it is in parts.. such a dense urban environment on a tropical, mountainous island.. These pics are from the Peak and the Star Ferry…

Dulwich Ball

Dulwich held first-ever chairty ball last Saturday night. I was on the committee, charged with booking and dealing with the band. I sat through an awful lot of meetings and booked the Rhythm Dogs, a really good r&b band. I had to do a lot of…

That's What Love Will Make You Do

Woodie Alan performing Little Milton's "That's What Love Will Make You Do" last Saturday, November 2 at the Orchard, Beijing. The video is shaky and some of my neighbors may be embarrassed by their dancing, but I like the performance. You have…

Farmfest

Mrs. Shanen's Bagels also has an organic farm not too far away. I wrote about it in my column about food safety and organics around here. Every year they have a farm fest there. It's a nice event, pretty low-key and with some nice family friendly…

Eli's art

All Eli wants to do is draw, with occasional stops to play on the computer. He was really going wild around halloween. I snapped these pics of some of my favorites. Look closely at the top one.

You never know...

...what you'll stumble across around here. They're putting spanking new streetlights up on the dusty road that runs by the under-construction convention center. That's nice. They left them just laying out in the street as they get ready to go…

Last column

THE EXPAT LIFEBy ALAN PAUL In Fast-Changing Beijing, NostalgiaFor This Morning's LandmarksOctober 26, 2007The more things change around here, the more they change.Beijing is developing at a breathtaking pace. This whole sprawling metro area…