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Published on May 17, 2010, by in Chengdu, Old Chengdu.

flames  金沙庵大殿  Jinsha Nunnery, Chengdu

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post for a rainy evening

Published on May 13, 2010, by in Chengdu.

kitchen reflection Gingko Restaurant, Chengdu The spring weather in Chengdu seems well-organized:  it rains at night and clears up during the day.  It’s pleasant to listen to the rain at the end of the day as one practices the guitar or – well – types a blog entry. I missed my gym workout today.  I was AT the gym, but the place was so crowded you could hardly move, so  I left.  Lesson to self – only work out in the mornings.  I got off to a good start this week, about 5 km a day on the treadmill, with some light weightlifting.  I’ve never been good at math, but it seems to me that if I can burn off about 500 extra calories a day, and cut out about 500 calories worth of junk food or excess carbs, then I should have a net loss of 1,000 calories a day.  Is that correct, or wishful thinking? Last weekend I went shopping with a friend at some outdoors-type stores, looking for hiking gear.  I already knew that I wouldn’t find shoes (I’ve ordered them thru ebay from the U.S.), but it was disheartening to find that I couldn’t even struggle into XX-Large size pants.  Hence the 5 km-a-day routine at the gym, although I doubt that I’ll meet my weight-loss goals by the end of June, in preparation for my summer travel. The semester progresses with no problems.  I delivered my final lecture of the academic year last night.  It was about the 10th

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photo of the day

Published on April 30, 2010, by in Old Chengdu.

Dreaming One of the last remaining shopkeepers in a narrow lane of the condemned 水井坊 Shuijingfang district closes her eyes momentarily, perhaps remembering better days.

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photo of the day

Published on April 27, 2010, by in Architecture, Chengdu.

carved support detail Wuhou Temple, Chengdu

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secluded corner temple grounds near Shangli ancient town 上里古镇