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Expat Profile: Brick O'Neal

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  Name: Brick O’Neal Job: Founder of TROUBLE BAR imports Hi Brick! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? Let’s rewind back to when I graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville Kentucky back in 2002 and went on to do an apprenticeship at 610 Magnolia (610 Magnolia St Louisville …

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Sushi Making at Hatsune

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If you’ve been in Beijing for a while, it’s guaranteed you will have heard of Hatsune, an extremely popular Japanese restaurant known for its American style sushi. My friends and I are huge fans of Hatsune and go often, so when we heard about a sushi-making class Hatsune was offering in collaboration with Lumdimsum, we jumped at the chance. We …

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Rugby at the Local and Burnball, May 28th-June 7th

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May 28th, Wednesday. 7:30. AustCham breakfast with NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster and WSJ’s Dinny McMahon. As the second installment in the Post-Budget Breakfast Series, AustCham will be hosting a breakfast with NAB Chief Economist, Alan Oster, and the Wall Street Journal’s Dinny McMahon, who will provide a post budget economic outlook for Australia with a China focus. This will …

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Opera Bombana

The chocolate ice cream cannelloni was sweet and chewy, but not overpoweringly so

Opera Bombana is renowned chef Umberto Bombana’s first restaurant foray in Beijing. He is perhaps best known for his triple Michelin star restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong. Opera Bombana is situated in Parkview Green, a beautiful high-end shopping mall filled with various bizarre sculptures, but thanks to its location and design, you do not feel like you …

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Expat Profile: Sophie D'Agostino

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Name: Sophie D’Agostino Age: 25 Job: Graphic Designer Hi Sophie! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? I was just about to graduate from art college in Scotland, when my boyfriend, who was working in Scotland at the time, was contacted out of the blue about a job opportunity in …

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Farm to Table Dinner and Career Development, 21st May – 5th June

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May 21st, Wednesday. 20:00. Whose Line is it Anyway? 4 brave performers will arrive from England with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Willed on by a supportive crowd, through improvisation they create whole sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance. The US TV show …

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Bites Around Beijing: Alibi and Sureño Edition

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If greasy, delicious American-style food is your thing, try the Cheese Monster (45 RMB) at Alibi. Two juicy patties sandwich a generous amount of cheese, which means that each mouthful of your burger is full of oozy, juicy yumminess. To make things even better, the patties are topped with a giant onion ring and pickles. To round off your meal, …

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Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu 宝源饺子屋

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Dumplings are a staple of Beijing cuisine, but if you are looking for something other than your regular pork and cabbage filling, it can be difficult to find places that have a variety of different fillings. For vegetarians, it can be especially difficult to find dumplings without meat or seafood. However at Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu 宝源饺子屋, there is a huge selections …

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Ericsson Company Visit and Crash Course to the Forbidden City, May 8th-23rd

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May 8th, Thursday, 19:00-21:00. Ericsson Company Visit. This Ericsson Company visit is a rare opportunity not to be missed by! The visit provides a chance to network with Ericsson employees and other young professionals. You can expect a range of interesting topics to be covered in this visit, such as: -Strategic reasons and decisions to engage in China -Global leverage …

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Affordable Art and the 3rd Beijing Environment and Healthy Lifestyle Fair, June 5th-June 28th

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June 5th, Thursday. 19:00-23:00. Affordable Art Sale. Interested in art but find the prices too high? Don’t miss this opportunity to buy amazing work from local artists at Beijing’s newest creative hub, the Meridian Space. Location: the Meridian Space, Building 8, C&C Park, 77 Meishuguan Hou Jie,  Dongcheng district June 6th, Friday. 12:15. Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon. A monthly lunch get together …

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Re-Up Launch Party

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  The official Re-Up Launch party was held on a beautiful, sunny afternoon on the rooftop terrace of Spoonful of Sugar in Dashilar. When we walked in, we were served from a selection of refreshing drinks – a red bull infused cocktail, an organic brut kava, and a delicious kumquat mocktail. We had an afternoon of interesting events ahead of …

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Pastry Class at Migas

These tasted just as good as they looked

I’ve read about the Pastry class at Migas and finally got to try it this Saturday. (Be warned – the classes are popular and it is recommended that you book in advance). Our 5 person class was small and intimate and our lesson was held in a cosy, spotlessly clean kitchen called the Aula OiLab. Our teacher for the afternoon, chef …

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Social Networking Events Beijing: November 20th-December 13th

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November 20th, Thursday. 19:00-late. Soirée Beaujolais Nouveau! / Wine Party! Location: Novotel, Tower 18, No. 5 Shuguang Xili, Chaoyang District November 21st, Friday. 18:45-21:30. Baijiu Tasting jointly with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Young Professionals @The Hutong. Chamber and YP jointly: The ”Beijing-blue” Autumn is already here, and instead of waiting yourself cold for the governmental heating to …

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Social Networking Events Beijing: November 13th-December 5th

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November 13th, Thursday. 8:00-9:30. Swedish Chamber: 50 Shades of Red. Joint Chamber Business Breakfast: Nordea’s Senior Analyst Amy Yuan Zhuang will be sharing her thoughts on the developments of the Chinese economy, with a touch of red. China is seeking a different kind of political system (“Chinese style democracy”) and a different kind of market economy than what we know …

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Capital Spirits : I had baijiu… and I liked it.

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Located near Dongzhimen, Capital Spirits is easy to miss. Located down a dark hutong street and in a simple building, it requires some navigational skills to locate. We went there on a Thursday evening, around eleven-thirty. Despite the space being quite small and crowded, Capital Spirits had a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The music and chatter inside means that …

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Social Networking Events Beijing: October 3rd-October 31st

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September 20th – October 31st. 14:00-17:30. Save the Date: Internship/Job Networking and Fair. Are you looking for an foreign internship in Shanghai? Do you want to gain more experience in China?
 Expatree brings different companies across various industries and regions in China of whom provide a wide range of internship offers for foreign students and young professionals. We are looking …

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Bites Around Beijing: The Taco Bar and Jing Yaa Tang Edition

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The new brunch menu at the Taco Bar is perfect for those days when you’ve had a big night and want some comfort food, or even just as a chilled out spot for a lazy brunch. The Tortitas de maiz dulce (55 RMB), sweet corn pancakes, arrive stacked on a blue porcelain plate and are soft and fluffy, sprinkled liberally with …

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Expat Profile: Colin Friedman

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Name: Colin Friedman Job: CEO – Beijing Ai Fu Shi Consulting Ltd (aka FCGroup) Hi Colin! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? By trade I am an irrigation engineer (MSc) and I am a UK Chartered Environmentalist. I started working in China in 1998 at the request (insistence) …

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou   Having never been to Hong Kong before, I was beyond excited to check out a city I had heard so much about. With just three days to explore the sights and take in the hustle and bustle, I hit the ground running straight off the plane. But like any good tourist I had …

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing The reputation of Agua’s infinity brunch precedes it. I had stalked numerous instagrams (#agua #infinitybrunch #yummy #aguayum etc etc), wasting time staring at pictures of the mouth-watering dishes and so awaited the arrival of my Agua brunch date with anticipation. The concept of the brunch is a simple one – for a set price (298 RMB …

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