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In an effort to put into action my ambitious 2013 new years resolutions, I’ve signed myself up for a handful of cooking classes at The Hutong. I’m very much embarrassed by this ridiculous fear I have of cooking anything more complicated than a pan-fried egg on toast and I’ve decided to change my stubborn ways and start putting my kitchen to good use.
While I’ve long been both a friend and eager participant of The Hutong’s health education classes and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic called Straight Bamboo with my Health Hero Alex Tan and a big advocate of their annual 8-Day Bike Challenge in Yunnan, I have never really made an effort to explore what their cooking school has to offer.
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2012 has been quite the eventful year!
From the election of China’s new president Xi Jingping to contemporary Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei dancing Gangnam Style, I quite liked this round-up “That Was The Year That Was” by Bespoke Beijing’s Urban Edit.
Taking a moment to reflect on my eye-opening adventures and life-changing moments of 2012, I am reminded of all the things proud that I’ve achieved, things that make me happy and have improved my well-being in both mind and in health -
My Top 12 List of 2012:
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Check Me out at this Sunday’s GtB Event: The Green, The Healthy and The Bicycle
One of the many reasons I’m a biking maniac (in addition to convenience, exercise and reliability) is the fact that it’s green.
It is such a shame that more people don’t make more of an effort to bike in Beijing as its flat surface makes this city so bikeable!
Just imagine: if more people went back to biking, the city wouldn’t have such a ridiculous, unbearable traffic situation. It’s gotten to the point where you could almost walk faster from one point to another rather than the stupid amount of time it takes to 1) hail down a cab that’s willing to give you a ride and 2) sit in an endless number of traffic lights to reach your destination!
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Pick Up Some Handmade Handicrafts at The Hutong’s Winter Fayre
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year.
A culture exchange center, The Hutong is all about connecting Beijingers to local entrepreneurs who have come up with a line of quality, noteworthy products. So if you’ve missed out on the other bazaars around town, this is your last chance to stock up on Christmas presents to bring back home while also treating yourself to some piping hot cups of vin brulé (mulled wine) and other tasty treats.
“Fayre is an old English word describing a fun gathering featuring a range of locally produced goods made and sourced from, and connected to the local community. Our Fayre is a place to catch up with friends and enjoy the holiday spirit, and promises to be a fun day out for the whole family.”
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Bacteria: STAY AWAY this Winter
‘Tis the season of giving but, if you’re not careful, tis also the season of catching. If you are someone who catches a cold within a heartbeat, perk up and learn how to prepare for the upcoming season. With the temperature quickly dropping, staying healthy and not catching a cold should be your main priority this winter. Headaches, fevers, coughs, and/or sweats are the last thing you need so don’t let these preventable party-poopers get in the way and dampening your holiday spirit!
Part of a 4-talk Winter Health Journey Series, WellBeingNourish Certified Health Coach Alice and W-Land! Women’s Community Founder Stacey will be leading an upcoming talk on the topic of keeping bacteria away with easy home healing remedies and uncovering the healing properties of different spices and herbs. This upcoming session will take place at The Hutong this coming Saturday, November 24 from 3-5PM.
“BACTERIA STAY AWAY! will introduce you to all different colours of spicy, and learn spices and herbs ABC. We especially give out easy-to-do healing recipes to help you preparing our body for upcoming seasonal changes using the power of food.”
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Beijing’s Mountains Covered in Snow for a Perfect Winter Wonderland Landscape
Winter gets a bad rap for the lack of sunshine and drop in temperature, but if you manage to get past the whole weather issue, then winter can actually be a whole lot of fun.
When Beijing is covered in pure white snow, it’s a sight to be seen (especially if you’re on the Great Wall of China), it’s the only time of year when you can ice skate and run all over the frozen over Houhai Lake, make snow angels in Chaoyang Park and launch a snowball battlefield.
It’s also the time of year where you are socially obligated to eat your heart out with all the Thanksgiving Turkeys, Christmas Hams and pumpkin pies galore. In addition to the holiday feasts we indulge in are also the hot, tasty drinks I can’t get enough of – from mugs of hot cocoa to pots of brewing mulled wine.
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