Breaking News: The ubiquitous ‘Cheer you up’ t-shirt has been knocked off top place of my favourite Chinglish t-shirts. The new number one is currently ‘Marine Crops US’ Other noteworthy t-shirts include ‘I’m Shellfish’ (with a picture of a crab) - but I think that might actually be guenuinely funny.
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Baptism of fire
Hit the ground running in Beijing - Been working solid for the past week and a half, including weekends, and finished early afternoon today. Its been enjoyable though, feel like I’m learning a fair bit and had plenty of opportunities to develop my sketching and rendering skills, although I can’t help feeling that I might be getting a lot more out of it if I understood more Chinese. So...
Just went to get a haircut. I went in, pointed at my hair to confirm that I was in fact in the right place. A girl pointed to a sink. After washing my hair, she pointed to a waiting chair, and then moments later to the hairdresser. I held up my hair and indicated the desired length. 5 minutes later I was done, and I don’t mean that it was rushed or the woman used only clippers - she cut my...
Noodles in the dark
When we were in the restaurant earlier the lights went out (guessing it was running off a generator or something). One of the customers got out their mobile phone to continue eating their noodles in the pale blue light provided. The black-out didn’t last long enough for me to take a photo, but I thought it was cute.
First Week in Beijing
I have been in Beijing for a week now and I am loving my time here so far. Mild culture shock, but everyone is very welcoming, the food is excellent and I have been enjoying the internship at Creiway over the past few days. Here are some photos of what I’ve seen so far. Tiananmen Square. The woman in the post-apocalyptic rave get-up was taking a photo of a group, the fat guy just came...
Ok, its begun. I’m on the road to pursuing my international product design career. It’s been a while in the making; a couple of false starts and last minute upsets over the past 6 months, but I’m now on my way to Beijing to start my internship at Creiway Design. Quite soon after graduating I decided that I wanted to travel as well as gain hands on design experience; To get out...