Archive | October, 2012

Peking University

29 Oct


Even aan de wandel in de universiteitstuin. Verderop waren de studenten bezig met een soort van ontgroeningsspelletjes, prima entertainment voor het voorbij wandelende publiek.



29 Oct


Iedere reden voor een feestje is een goeie…pompoenen, veel snoep en enge buurmannen!

Made in China > don’t buy save the earth

27 Oct

Please do not buy made in China!

Why: China’s output China’s GDP per unit of energy use (PPP $ per kg of oil equivalent) is very bad!

GDP per unit of energy use is the PPP GDP per kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use. PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to current international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as a U.S. dollar has in the United States.the Netherlands $8,5 per kg oil China only $3. Which means they pollute 2 to 3 times more per GDP dollar! Per GDP $ needs 3 times more water than the Netherlands, this results in the fact that water levels are down and Beijing will not be able to provide water to it’s population with 10 years from now (WW3?).

This results in horrible air quality (a visualization) > ttp://

our daily live is affected, today again an in door day (PM 2.5) above 300 AGAIN

So think about this when you buy made in China, you become polluter yourself while saving a few buggs!

This is the result: (5 out of 30 days we have the upper picture)

Don’t worry we can be happy that we don’t live further south near the world production cities like Chongqing and Guangzhuo!


Yúan Ming Yuán

23 Oct




Het oude zomer paleis op een zondag met zeldzaam veel regen… Zeker een keer terug met mooi weer.

The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuan Ming Yuan (the Gardens of Perfect Brightness), and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was a complex of palaces and gardens in Beijing. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the walls of the Imperial City, built in the 18th and early 19th century, where the emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and handled government affairs (theForbidden City was used for formal ceremonies).

In 1860 during the Second Opium War, two British envoys, a journalist for The Times and their small escort of British and Indian troopers met with the Royal Prince to negotiate. They were imprisoned and tortured, resulting in twenty deaths.[1][2] The British High Commissioner to China, Lord Elgin, retaliated by ordering the destruction of the palace, which was then carried out by British and French troops.


Voor deze ruïnes moeten we nog een keer terug…


Trust what does it mean in China?

22 Oct

It is all about trust, honesty and integrity 2 interesting reads about trust in China My 3 teams consists of 5 people each, how many would trust me?

Migrant workers more trustworthy than police, says China survey
Migrant workers are more trusted by the Chinese public than police, according to a new study released last week. The study, conducted jointly by Tsinghua University and Xiaokang magazine, surveyed attitudes towards trust among…

At this moment I try to understand more about state of Chinese believe system, sofar I think it is Yuan Yuan and Yuan!



20 Oct


De botanische tuinen aan de voet van fragrant hills, de bergent ten westen van Beijing. Dik uur rijden maar dan heb je ook wat! Vrij uitzicht én natuur. Nog net kunnen kijken hoe mooi de chinezen het park hadden aangeharkt voor de oktobervakantie. Bloemstukken all over the place. Misschien ook voor die gelegenheid de goudvissenpopulatie wat opgepimpt…enigzins druk in het water… 


Terry Fox

20 Oct


Rennen voor het goede doel. “Working together to outrun cancer”. Tom rende voor auntie Jane. De hele school op het zelfde moment in de benen en zoveel mogelijk rondjes rennen, indrukwekkend! Ze hebben hun best gedaan: Luuk 32, Maj 17 en Ties 25 rondjes. Dikke ijsco als beloning.