Anybody still here?
Yip, I'm in BJ - work full time and get some chance to use PTH at work but still feel it's not enough. Can't believe I've been here 7 years now
crystal_counselorDecember 16, 2009, 12:45 AM
wo3 sheng4dan4jie2 qu4 bei3jing1 can1jia1 wo3 peng2you3 de hun1li3, xi1wang4 bei3jing1 mei2you3 wo3 xiang3xiang4 zhong1 na4me leng3.
I will go to beijing to attend my friend's wedding on Christmas, I hope it's not so cold as I imagine.
pretzellogicDecember 16, 2009, 03:00 AM
"cold" is relative. If 30degrees fahrenheit/ -2degrees celsius is cold for you, then you're going to be cold. In Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, etc and other snowbound NA cities, 30 degrees ends up feeling warm, especially when it gets down to 0 degrees fahrenheit, or colder.
But you're going to your friend's wedding!! It will be fun!!! You'll have a great time! The good news is also that it's not likely to snow, so you won't have to worry about your shoes and clothes getting dirty and wet.
crystal_counselorDecember 16, 2009, 09:01 AM
actually I look forward to seeing a snow in beijing since I have never seen real snow before.It will be my fun then(maybe not yours). haha.
shanghai's winter is cold and humid, not comfortable at all, and we only have AC here instead of the heater (nuan3qi4) which you can find in most of northern cities in China.
btw, have you been to shanghai?
pretzellogicDecember 16, 2009, 10:00 AM
I like snow. I'm used to a foot of snow falling, and dealing with the traffic issues. The bad thing about Beijing is that Beijing doesn't appear to have a culture of snow falling, so there aren't snowplows clearing streets and laying salt or sand as soon as it starts snowing. Actually, I love raging snowstorms because it's usually really quiet, and the city is rarely quiet like it is when a foot of snow is falling in 2 hours. Plus, there's always something cool about driving and walking in brand new fallen snow. Snow that's been on the ground for a week or so is another story.
And yes, my first and only trip to Shanghai was November 2006, well before I heard of ChinesePod, otherwise I would have stopped by the Cpod offices.