Arriving in Beijing later this week – anyone for a dinner?

Other Lisa and I will be in Beijing this coming week, and we’re hoping some other China-centric bloggers and blog readers will join us for dinner next Saturday night, May 13. The last dinner we had in Beijing was great, with 12 or so attending. (I’m hoping we can meet at the same restaurant near Kerry Center for their heavenly Beijing kaoya.)

The next weekend Lisa and I plan to be in Shanghai; I’ve never tried to organize a blogger dinner over there, but it sure sounds like a fun idea. I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, if you want to meet up, either in Beijing or Shanghai, please let me know in the comments or by email and I’ll make sure you get the details once the plans are made. I literally can’t wait; I love Taipei, but sometimes you need a change of ambience. Right now is just such a time.

Update: Have received many emails about this; looks like we’ll gt a good crowd again.

The Discussion: 30 Comments

Hi Hao Wu! (Nice name!) I’ve been reading your site for a couple of days in preparation for coming to China. I’ll be arriving in Shanghai on the 20th, so I would love to meet you guys on my first ever day in the Middle Kingdom!!!!

Not quite sure I should be meeting other laowai (foreigners) on my first day in China, but what the heck! Keep us informed and keep writing the beijing kaoya!

May 7, 2006 @ 9:11 am | Comment

I won’t be in Beijing until April. Make sure you’re there then!

May 7, 2006 @ 2:44 pm | Comment

count me in.

May 7, 2006 @ 4:53 pm | Comment

Hey Richard, Im an avid reader of some sinocentric blogs (yours among them obviously) and many overseas blogs, I maintain my own lil blog, but its of no interest nor impact, I would love to join the dinner on saturday in BJ and receive further information on that, i guess you see the email provided?

May 8, 2006 @ 12:14 am | Comment

I too cannot wait!

I just gotta get my damn laundry done and my bags packed…

May 8, 2006 @ 12:41 am | Comment

Oh how I’d love to come, if only it could have been set for July. Maybe we will have another dinner with Richard and Lisa in Beijing to look forward to in the not too distant future?

May 8, 2006 @ 12:56 am | Comment

Well, I do have a multiple entry visa, so you never know…

May 8, 2006 @ 12:58 am | Comment

I’ll need to get an advance at work first; girlfriend ran off to go scubadiving in SE Asia and she took my bankcard so I won’t have drunk it away by the time she comes back for our trip to Italy…

May 8, 2006 @ 3:53 am | Comment

Keir, I’ll treat. I’m sure we can work out a financing plan.

May 8, 2006 @ 7:45 am | Comment

Dude, count me in. I live in Beijing not far from the Kerry Center.

May 8, 2006 @ 11:09 pm | Comment

I’m there!

May 9, 2006 @ 12:51 am | Comment

Sure, I’m in!

May 9, 2006 @ 1:22 am | Comment

I’ll try to make it. I’ve gotta fly to Shanghai tomorrow a.m., should be back in BJ on Friday.

Richard, can you drop me an email with address/time?


May 9, 2006 @ 9:51 pm | Comment

Yes, I’ll email everyone.

May 9, 2006 @ 9:54 pm | Comment

Yes, drop me an e-mail. This Saturday? May be somewhat tricky – I have a large freelance gig this week – but with any luck I’ll have it done or done enough to justify going out to myself.

Which kaoya place do you have in mind?

May 9, 2006 @ 11:22 pm | Comment

Scheduling is a bit tricky for me on Sat, but I hope to make it!

May 9, 2006 @ 11:58 pm | Comment

It should be great if you can be in ShengZhen.. haha..

May 10, 2006 @ 8:51 pm | Comment

Jeffery, I do plan to go to Xiamen and Shanghai after Beijing. Any chance you can get to either of those cities?

May 10, 2006 @ 9:36 pm | Comment

Pity. I’m flying to London then.

May 10, 2006 @ 10:20 pm | Comment

Richard – Long time fan and occasional poster. If you have a dinner in Shanghai let me know and I will do my best to attend.

If not, let me at least stand you to a drink or two…


May 11, 2006 @ 1:02 am | Comment

Peter, I’ll try to organize a dinner in Shaghai for the following weekend. Thanks.

May 11, 2006 @ 2:04 am | Comment

I think at all those gatherings you should set up a faceless cardboard cutout to represent anyone who has trolled here under multiple identities. And then attach a cardboard cutout “speech-balloon” (like in a cartoon) and attach it to the cut-out’s mouth, pasted over with random twaddle cut and pasted from google.

May 11, 2006 @ 3:37 am | Comment

Jeffery, I do plan to go to Xiamen and Shanghai after Beijing. Any chance you can get to either of those cities?

I will be in my business trip to Shanghai next week, but don’t know whether free or not for a meeting.

May 11, 2006 @ 6:25 pm | Comment

I found it was so difficult to understand what you tlaked about. Maybe it’s because I’m still in poor that I think it’s so luxurious for me to have a dinner.

May 12, 2006 @ 1:53 am | Comment

Jeffery, send me an email.

JungHwa, if you want to go to the dinner, send me an email. You can be our guest.

May 12, 2006 @ 4:33 am | Comment

Welcome back to the hometown of Peking duck, in spite of the fact that I can’t enjoy the atomsphere of the city any more and plan a leave for shift in the near future. It’s a pity to miss the chance to be acquainted with such excellent bloggers like you. Maybe next time.

May 12, 2006 @ 9:29 am | Comment

thanks for your invitation. I think I should ceaselessly stimulate myself to improve my culture and the speed of money coming my pocket. You must be ready for to be my guest when you next come back bj. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know the friendliness between you and the buddies who are willing to have a dinner with you and admire you not because of having dinner but the friendliness. I have to claim that it’s just a joke I talked in my post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe you were offended by my last psot and I say sorry to you sincerely in this post.

May 13, 2006 @ 8:48 am | Comment

Richard, Other Lisa, excellent dinner, thank you for organising it, and hope to see you again soon!

May 13, 2006 @ 2:15 pm | Comment

Yes, that was a blast! It was great meeting all of you in person. Hope to do it again in the not too distant future!

May 14, 2006 @ 1:33 am | Comment

I really enjoyed meetin everybody at dinner! Hope to do it again sometime.

May 15, 2006 @ 4:30 am | Comment

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