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 […]
Who would have thought that I’d celebrate two Oktoberfests in a row?! Last year, my bestie Jon and I went to the real thing in Munich, Germany and had crazy amounts of fun. So you can imagine how excited I was to find out that Beijing was hosting its very own Oktoberfest this year. With […]
I’m a bit late on this one since it’s about our Saturday adventures and now its Thursday but oh well. Better late than never right…? Work with me on this one. Anyways, Saturday (August 31) we took ourselves on one epic adventure around Hou Hai lake which is about a mile north of the Forbidden […]
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?
As a young professional I’m often told to “find what I’m passionate about and the rest will follow.” Seems easy enough, right? My problem is the more I search for my life’s true passion, the more things I become passionate about! I have 101 passions. It’s a vicious cycle that shows no visible signs of […]