A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Month: May, 2014

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Birthday dinner at Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard.

Picnic basket and Popcorn with ice cream made a fun twist of the 5-course dinner.

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Catching up on a few posts updates.

A couple of weeks ago we were privileged to go see the sculptor Martin Salazar who opened his atelier to a group of us.

Martin, who is originally from Peru, split his time between his atelier in Paris and the one in Beijing. He showed us how he approaches his work, from research to sketch to sculpture. A fascinating morning

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Because three is better than two or even one on a bike in Beijing.

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This is what happens when you ask my friends to take a picture for me (of me with other).

All of a sudden we realized their arms were stretching far beyond normal to take a picture of US!!!

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Sometime you follow/look up to people then you finally meet them and you are meh. Well it’s definitely NOT a meh with Trey Ratcliff.

It was awesome being part of his Beijing Photowalk at 798 Art district. Didn’t take many pictures but met awesome people and the get-together afterward was a great way to mingle too.

I even tried Trey’s google glasses so for one minute I was cool 😉

He was in town, invited by the Chinese government, with 10 others photographers from around the world (among other Joe McNally) to take pictures of the city. The event has been taking place since 1999.

Trey Ratcliff (Facebook, Google+) is one of the pioneer in HDR photography and you can see his work and HDR tutorials at http://ift.tt/qCe472

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A collage of pictures from the school fun fair last Saturday.

We didn’t think the weather would cooperate when we woke up in the morning… It never rains in Beijing but of course it did that day. Luckily by the time the fair started it cleared out and it was perfect, not too hot so no dehydration or sunburn to be careful of.

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You need to be careful when you move sculptures around 😉

Sculptures from ChenWenLin 陈文令

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Brunch for (French) Mother’s Day at The Orchard in Shunyi last Sunday. Beautiful and so peaceful just outside the city.

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Discovering some of the new designers of the new and improved “made in china” with the French TaiTai group this morning.

Yu Wanning opened the doors of her Atelier/Boutique “Evening” (the name of her brand is a wink at her name!). She is one of the Chinese First Lady favorite and an up and coming designer recognize by the fashion industry. Someone to watch.

Maybe it’s time to invest before her prices get too high 😉

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I have trained my husband to spot the “I see with my little eye while on my bike what’s on their bike” photo opportunities.

I now have to trained him to take good pictures 😉