Tag Archives: Beijing

CCTV Tower Beijing -AKA the pair of trousers (byxan)

14 Aug

Not sure if you guys are aware of my alias name ”Byxan”… Byxan in English means Trouser! So the question which continiously arises between a lot of friends of mine is; ”So how come your nick-name is Trouser?” haha I am not even sure where to commence with this story! Lets just say it stays between Me-AKA Byxan, Sanna-AKA Sandalen and Camilla-AKA Kappan and our London-Trip a century ago.

The funny thing about my nick-name is that it has escalated from Byxan to Pantalon, Byx lyx, byxi, byx byx and now somehow still haunts me years after… The other day I heard my Chinese colleague telling me that my absolute favorite building here in Beijing is also sometimes called ”The pair of trousers”. Anyway to cut a long story short, I am now even more hooked on this building! It is a tour de force. Every time I drive past it makes me sigh! My next art-work-trial will be a surrealistic-multi-colored vision of the CCTV Tower. Wish me luck!


”non camera moment”

5 Aug

Just had a look through some of my old photos and found some pretty interesting shoots I have taken from different spots in Beijing. Do you ever have the feeling that when you see something amazing you then realise you do not have a camera with you to document it….?Yesterday I had this feeling. I met up with a few friends in this quaint little brewery down a hidden hutong called the Great Leap Brewing. It felt as if we were in a maze of bikes, washing lines, public toilets, red-painted hutong doors and then all of a sudden we found the hidden gem. The brewery was owned by a foreigner who realised after a few years of living in Beijing that he wanted to start making his own beer. The brewery has a super sweet courtyard with small stools and wooden tables everywhere and was covered by the enormous tree.   I wish I wish I wish I had my camera with me…. We had such a nice afternoon there, sipping away on some delicious beer blends. My favourite was the IRON BUDDAH BLOND, it was delicious. The beers on the tap had incredible flavours such cinnamon, cardamom and Hawthorne. A few beers later and on our way out of the hutong we came across a lovely chinese bridge hanging over a back river of Hou Hai Lake. The ”non-camera” situation will just mean I will have to go back another day very soon. 


27 Aug

Beijing! This city is full of surprises, each day something makes me laugh, wonder, frustrated, confused, happy, blown way.

Buildings are growing like mushrooms all over the city, Beijingers are biking around with a ton of garbage on the bike back,International high-end shops are getting emptied by the New Chinese Wealth.

This city has really taken me by surprise since they first day I arrived April 2009.When I got the assignment here in Beijing, I really did not know what to expect and I had no expectations but I have fallen in Love.Either you Love this City or you really dislike it. But I must say if you experience the latter, they you have missed OUT big time!!!

Beijing has kept its charm with its historic spots such as the beautiful Hutongs, the precious gardens, the food culture and also developed tremendously with its ultra modern new side…

Can people just stop complaining about the weather and start appreciating this city for what it is!!!

I ❤ BJ

Perfect rainy Sunday…

14 Aug

Today the weather is SO BEIJING!

Raining constantly and this is supposed to be Summer?? Oh me Oh my….

Anyway, despite the weather I had a great day… Brunch with my two best guy friends Anton and Alberto! Alberto was telling us about his ”weekend modelling disaster” when he ended up in a Scottish Kilt in the middle of nowhere and now traumatised for life. I have seriously not laughed that much in ages… God Beijing is soo random sometimes. After a long brunch the day ended on Alberto’s sofa with a bunch a films. bizous

What does one do??

14 Aug

''The Beijing Night Monster''2:12am on a saturday and I am Hooked on my new blog!!
Beijing night out yesterday eve made me sleep until 4pm today so i guess I am not surprised why I am still wide awake.
So, I am still pretty lost here but designing, uploading photos, writing and posting is super fun.
I must say though, God I envy all those amazing bloggers out there, practice makes perfect! wish me luck