beijing. china

Love Hotel

In the immortal words of Miles Gregory, immaculately voiced by Gwen Dickey:

Love don’t live here anymore
Just emptiness and memories
Of what we had before you went away
Found another place to stay, another home

You abandoned me
Love don’t live here anymore
Just a vacancy, babe
Love don’t live here anymore

btw, if you somehow don’t get the reference (woe unto thee), checkout this link.

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Return to Beijing

Yesterday was the fifteenth day of the lunar year, and marked the end of the Spring Festival.

Like most families here, we celebrated by having tāngyuán, and watching fireworks in the evening.

For many people who had left the north capital, it was a day of return… carrying bedding in one hand, and a bag containing clothes and other belongs in the other.