First and foremost, let me explain what LumDimSum is all about. Don’t be fooled by my name, this is not a blog about the Cantonese delicacy Dim Sum (although I am a HUGE fan) and it is not limited to discussions about dining in Beijing. I admit the majority of my posts are food-related, but I try to incorporate a range of other topics including art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel to share helpful tips about upcoming events around town.
I originally decided to create LumDimSum in 2009 to share my experiences (both personal and work related) with family & friends abroad, along with anyone interested in the development and exciting happenings of China’s capital city, Beijing. From its beginnings until now, I’m proud to say that it’s grown into so much more. As an ABC living in Beijing during the city’s most pivotal years of economic, political and social development, I have witnessed Beijing’s transformation through the 2008 Olympics and synonymously, my life too has taken off on a path of its own and my goals and aspirations have morphed, grown, and leapt in ways I never expected or imagined.
Having lived in China since September 2006, my life and career goals have taken off like a roller coaster. I originally came to Beijing as a student at a private language program and within just two years, I found myself planning weddings (Alan & Hannah Wong’s Wedding 6.6.09 and Ken & Julia Li’s Wedding 5.15.10), restaurant openings (Hatsune & Karaiya Spice House in Sanlitun Village), club/lounge openings (Club Decollete & Club Glen in 1949), fashion shows including the launch of candy&caviar, and managing the PR, Marketing and Media for Beijing’s top nightlife and dining destinations: Block8, BLING, LAN Club, the Hatsune Restaurant Group, just to name a few.
LumDimSum not only recaps some unique experiences and thoughts on my daily life in Beijing but also serves as a platform for me to discuss my personal opinions on Beijing’s muti-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries along with the inside scoop on my work and the venues I represent. Shameless self-promotion aside, I hope that LumDimSum will provide valuable insight and tips to Beijing’s hot spots and top upcoming events around town.