Well, maybe not Christmas, but she seems to hate wearing hats.  Particularly when we’re trying to take photos at the same time.  She’s not very good at posing and mostly just goes limp.  Here’s a few photos showing the munchkin desperately trying to not wear her Santa hat: Even with a cat that was not too happy about the whole thing, we got some great Christmas photos to share.  Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday and are able to spend time with family – we had…

We arrived in Chengdu a week ago, and it’s been hectic adjusting to new life, and also recovering from the last two weeks of touristyness in Beijing. Thus, this will be a quick and short post… This is an AMAZING city! And here is a smattering of pictures since our arrival here (told you it’d be quick!):

Sean: “Dude, you could be drinking baijiu in 60 seconds.” Bruce (Me): “Really? No way… Prove it.” Sean: “Seriously? I mean, really?” Me: “Totally. I’ve got 16:00 on my clock and will time you.” Sean sprinted off out the door of the apartment suites we’re staying at in Chengdu. He was naturally wearing his suit and dress shoes, attire for his job at the suites, and he was very fast on his feet. I hesitated a moment… should I wait here, or give him a fighting chance? I…

“Eddie, have you been peeing in the pool? AWESOME, YOU ARE THE BEST!” This post kicks off the Lost in Translation (LIT) programming of nihaupt.us. Like other sites before us, we will take pictures of funny Chinese-to-English translations and post them for your viewing pleasure. There are many such LIT’s… so we’ll only post to the blog the very best. You can find all of our LIT photos at the link above, and under the Photostream menu at the top of the page. Here’s everything so far:

Many tourists visiting the Great Wall of China go to the Badaling (restored section of the wall, most visited tourist location too) or Mutianyu (another restored tourist friendly spot with a toboggan ride down). These restored sections do not show the wear and tears on hundreds of years’ time and make for an easy drop-in photoshoot. Our wall photoshoot required hiking boots (seriously). We were lucky to have Matt Zedler, longtime friend and Beijing rock-climber as both our driver and guide (huge thanks to Matt!).  Matt brought us to the Huanghuacheng (‘Yellow flower’…