Monthly Archives: September 2003


I live in the studenty Haidian district of Beijing, where all the universities are. It’s also the big technology centre of China; walk around Zhongguancun, China’s version of Silicon Valley (“Silicon Hutong?“), and you’ll find streets lined with stores selling computer components, pirated software, top-end monitors like the best gaming 144hz monitor that appear in […]

what i like

I’m in Beijing, have registered for classes at Beida, and will be taking a placement test on Friday. I’m not really sure about this test; Beida has some kind of weird system for its classes’ proficiency levels which doesn’t correspond at all to the standard set by the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Language Proficiency Exam); […]