New York, New York (3)

Harvard University I’ve seen peddlers in almost every place I’ve visited. This man in the picture (doing coffee business) makes his way around the city with his small handcart. He was a music major from Australia. I just don’t understand, why is there such a tension between peddlers and urban management staff in China?  Continue reading “New York, New York (3)”

New York, New York (2)

9-11 Memorial. The sorrow was temporary for an outsider, but permanent for their families. Paid my respect to the heroes. In many parts of NY, it’s become hard to tell whether you are in China or the U.S. All the Chinese people, Chinese languages, and Chinese lifestyles going around here……   Metropolitan Museum of Art,Continue reading “New York, New York (2)”

New York, New York (1)

Started a new journey in the Big Apple! This was a show for graduate students of Fashion and Society at Parsons. Parsons is one of the best fashion institutions indeed – most of these graduates’ designs are good enough to enter the market. Their works show strong personal styles but are also very practical; theyContinue reading “New York, New York (1)”

Exploring Morocco (4)

A blue garden in Marrakech, Morocco! Designed by a master in the 1920s. Blue is really the most beautiful color I’ve ever seen in my daily life, and it’s everywhere in this garden! A big collection of rare animals and plants are reserved in the garden. In the 1980s, the famous designer Yves Saint LaurentContinue reading “Exploring Morocco (4)”

Exploring Morocco (2)

A “blue town” in Rabat! The navy blue and snowy white worked perfectly together and created a breathtaking scenery. With little influence from the outside world, this town has kept medieval styles and traditions in some ways. The meandering lanes leads me toward tranquility, allowing me to escape from the noises and crowds in the city.Continue reading “Exploring Morocco (2)”

Exploring Morocco (1)

Morocco is a relatively conservative country in the Muslin world. When we were sauntering on the streets at night, we surprisingly found that only men were enjoying a cup of tea and chatting with each other in the square. We felt hundreds of eyes staring at us as we passed by, and it just madeContinue reading “Exploring Morocco (1)”

My Trip to Turkey (6)

The best carpet shop in Turkey! Turkish carpets are better than Chinese and Indian ones in several ways: they use double thread to make it tighter, and the pigments are more ecological (made from plants and insects). Reasonable price, wonderful quality, and exquisite designs. The price ranges from 1,000 to 1,0000 Yuan! (high-end products indeed!)Continue reading “My Trip to Turkey (6)”

My Trip to Turkey (5)

The most well-known painting in Turkey. Guess what’s the guy doing? He was a slave and was made to train the tortoise as a punishment! lol     Can you tell the differences between Mosque, Catholic church and Orthodox church? Well, the most typical feature of mosque is the hammer-vault roofing, while on the topContinue reading “My Trip to Turkey (5)”

My Trip to Turkey (4)

Accompanied by a Catholic Mexican and a Muslin tour guide when visiting the mosque. Just learned that the Muslin also believes Jesus is the Messiah, who was crucified but rose again. But to the Muslin, Jesus is just a prophet. So mysterious is the God to us, but I know that he does exist!  Continue reading “My Trip to Turkey (4)”

My Trip to Turkey (3)

When we were at the table, a westerner noticed us, a group of Asians sitting together, so she came over and said hi in Japanese. We told her that we were from China, and she apologized, saying that she couldn’t really tell the difference between Chinese, Korean and Japanese people by just looking at them. “That’sContinue reading “My Trip to Turkey (3)”