sumo match

Yes, I had a chance to visit a real match of Sumo championship when stopping for a day in Tokyo on my way back from Beijing! It really is amazing, and it would not be nearly as a dramatic experience if I weren't there with Peter who knows everything about this sport :) Thank you Peter!



the wall #3

20070916 The same picture as previous, but with just a bit more contrast and color. does it make a difference?


the wall #1


kite Tiananmen Square

20070913 these kites are amazing. they fly really high, with almost no wind, and they do pretty complicated maneuvers with just a single string attached... no radio ;)

chinese starbucks

... no, not the one in forbidden city. that one was already closed... but i saw the building, it looks exactly same...