I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life

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Matt and "Brother Orange"
Matt and “Brother Orange”

3-D Museum Opens in China, Tomfoolery Ensues

For whatever reason museums aren’t always popular attractions in China, but this quirky niche museum in Tianjin has drawn big crowds all month. My wife and I wanted to see for ourselves what the buzz was about – it didn’t disappoint. The paintings ranged from absurd to…very absurd. Which painting is your favorite?

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The Chinese Dream

China has been hard at work trying to nudge its way into the international auto market . Most taxi fleets aside, it’s more common to see the likes of Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen and Toyota prowling the streets of Beijing and Shanghai than it is to see any Chinese made automobiles.

Thus, a team of 19 Chinese designers worked tirelessly over three years to produce something Chinese citizens could really be proud of. The fruits of their labor are…well….the car pretty much speaks for itself.

The Chinese Dream
The Chinese Dream debuts at the Canton Fair

Coincidentally, earlier this year President Xi Jinping rolled out a campaign which generously used the term “The Chinese Dream“.

Some assumed it was an effort to rekindle warm-fuzzies from the “Good Ol’ Days”. Some people may have even gone as far to call it propaganda. Conversely, he was just talking about this sweet lookin’ ride.

BMW and Mercedes ought to take notice – the “Golden Dragon” is obviously looking for a share of the luxury market.


Things Get a Little ‘Weird” in Guangzhou, China

I always like to scan Shanghaiist for bizarre stories coming out of China – this one just about takes the cake. A Chinese man tried smuggling a turtle through customs at the Guangzhou airport. Nothing too bizarre there…right? The brilliance of this story is not what he tried to do, but how he did it. He cleverly tried to disguise his tiny amphibious friend as a hamburger.

photo credit: Shanghaiist
photo credit: Shanghaiist

I always try to watch what I eat in China, perhaps now I’ll have to be a little extra vigilant.