Birthday Contest on Weibo

Upcoming Astronaut Hangout in Queenstown!

See the event here. It will be live on video too! The great astronaut Ron Garan will be beaming into Queenstown Primary School (into Mr. Brown’s room!) here in New Zealand this week. Check the event for the time near you, and gather the kids and get your space-questions ready! :)

7-7-71 – Lucky Chinese Birthday – 中文名就叫特雷,特好记。

Jump on over to Weibo at to participate in a special birthday event! :)


I’m told that 7 is a super-lucky number there, so maybe my birthday of 7-7-71 is super-duper lucky! :) Pop on over there to check out the new contest we are running for the day. Note, you’ll only be able to see what’s happening if you have a Weibo account, which doesn’t make a lot of sense if you spend a lot of time doing Chinese-related stuff! :)

Daily Photo – The Corner Store in Old China

When I walk down some of these streets and see these places that sell exotic foods when you walk up to the window — it is hard to pass them all by. When I do go up there, I tend to just pick totally random things… I give them a random amount of money, and then there is a random adventure in my mouth.

It’s quite the opposite of going up to a European bakery where you know what you are gonna get. I like both, even though I sometimes get burned in these Chinese places when I get something that is a little too crazy for my palate.

Old China

The Corner Store in Old China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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