While en route to Hong Kong, I wondered how it would compare to Beijing: Would the food be different? How does the culture compare? Etc. I’ve seen Hong Kong on TV and in the movies, but that doesn’t even begin to do this booming metropolis any justice. Contrary to Beijing, arriving in Hong Kong felt […]
Well I successfully made through my two months in Beijing. Woo hoo! And now, as I sit on a 24-hour train to Hong Kong, I’m given the perfect opportunity to look back at my time spent in the huge, smoggy city of 22 million people. Coming into this internship, I really had no expectations. I […]
Alright everyone, this one’s a biggy… I, Ashton Marcus, ate a scorpion. A SCORPION!! I never, ever, EVER thought that I would eat a bug, let alone a scorpion. But I did it. And I have to say, it wasn’t half bad! I felt kind of like Simba from The Lion King when he learns […]
Here I am on day 27 in Beijing; it’s almost been a month since I left Toronto for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip to Asia. As grateful as I am for this opportunity and all the lessons I’ve learned already, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t starting to miss my friends and family. Although […]
Before travelling to China, I really had no idea what to expect from Beijing and the Chinese people. I have to be honest, I was really quite uninformed and uneducated about the culture within a communist country. I knew only what I’d seen in the movies (so realistic…) and what I’d heard in the news […]
Paul Frank! EVERYWHERE!
Alright everyone, now I’m not claiming to be a trend-setting fashionista like Victoria Beckham (I friggin WISH!) or Kate Moss or anything, but didn’t Paul Frank and platform shoes disappear into 7th grade fashion history along with my braces and Tommy Hilfiger overalls? I feel like I’ve been transported back in time over here. I […]
I’m almost through my first week in Beijing, China! I have to say it’s been quite the experience already. People warned me about the staring but honestly, that hasn’t been the funniest part yet. Sure we get a few stink-eye stares everyday, sometimes even a death-glare (this more comes from babies who are like “who […]
Oh my god. I’m going to China tomorrow. AHHHHHHHH!!!! Ashton Says: Does this count as a blog post?
Cut off the long curls for a nice short bob! Perfect for the Chinese heat. What do you think?