Pine mice (aka “squirrels”)

Was passing through the market the other day (the pet section, not the food section, though that’s kind of a distinction without a difference) and saw these… chipmunks? Guy said they were squirrels (“pine mice” 松鼠).

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 from Qingdao!

I’ve eaten lots of moon cakes 月饼 over the years, but this is the first time I tried to make one:
It’s a :cicada. (Purple stuff is not supposed to be showing.) Each preschool class makes them every year.

Happy Mooncake Day!

The Littlest Sword Dancer, Licun Park, Qingdao, China

Last Saturday morning at Qingdao’s Licun Park 李村公园, there was a very little sword dancer:
Sword dancing 舞剑 is similar to tàijíquán 太极拳, and usually practiced in groups in public by retirees.

Here’s a sword dancing photo gallery from our neighbourhood: Sunrise sword dancing & taiji