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  • invisible
    May 11, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    early bird tickets for sale RMB150

    http://buy.modernsky.com/index.php?controller=site&action=products&id=347#trea_c

    That's for two days, later pre-sale will be RMB260 and at the door RMB150 will get you in only for one day
  • invisible
    May 9, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    so now Strawberry is cut to 3 stages and 2 days May 31 & June 1, and it's taking the same location as Zebra: 198 Poly Park
  • AlexKMG
    May 9, 2014
    Tiger Leaping Gorge
    FYI, the water level is low till June July August, so the gorge rapids are much less impressive, but so are the tourist numbers. I went in April and hiked the middle gorge down alone.
  • Dandoval
    May 5, 2014
    Guizhou in photos
    @photobug Late reply, but for the record, I try to avoid using photoshop as much as possible. I usually only do curves in Lightroom. So to answer your question: no. I dont de-focus in photoshop at all.
  • helsic
    April 30, 2014
    Chengdu Amusement Parks (Part 1): The Current Generation
    Thank you so much for this information! Tomorrow I'm gonna try Happy valley!
  • daisyfeng
    April 30, 2014
    The Chengdu Zoo
    Nice pics, friendly animals...thanks.
  • joe
    April 29, 2014
    Why Are We Moving So Slowly In Chengdu?
    Chengdu plans to curb speed of electric bikes to 15kmph
    http://cd.qq.com/a/20140429/005160.htm
  • joe
    April 27, 2014
    Tamed Youth: 2013 Sixth Chengdu Biennale
    Next Biennale should be in 2015, but not necessarily at the exhibition center. There are events at the exhibition center all the time usually fares for real estate, consumer goods (wine, cars, food..), jobs and the likes. Probably the more interesting event on the cultural side are the cosplay and manga conventions: Comiday, which is hold twice a year or so.

    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2787/comiday_10_chengdus_biggest_cosplay_festival_in_photos
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2347/hitler_in_3d_and_more_cute_nazis_chengdus_comiday_8_in_pictures
  • malu2014cu
    April 27, 2014
    Tamed Youth: 2013 Sixth Chengdu Biennale
    I would like to know when in the next Biennal in Chengdu and if there are more exhibition in 2014 in this Exhibition Center
  • ymfcd
    April 24, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    Lots of bands and DJs have already been booked for Strawberry. They are just getting their paperwork in order or so I have been told.

    RE: Zebra postponement, those "security issues" relate to them being massively overcharged for the security guards. It helps to maintain friendly relationships with the locals...also I'm not sure if where the info about the Xiong Mao stage came from but there was no chance of that happening.
  • ymfcd
    April 24, 2014
    What's on Chengdu April 25 - 27
    Scratcha DVA @ Here We Go on April 30th.

    Presale tickets are 50 rmb (not 70 rmb) and include a free shot before 11pm.
  • joe
    April 23, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    @xiaojian

    be patient, important information will finally trickle down last minute
  • xiaojian
    April 22, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    How about the Strawberry Festival? I visited their website and there is no information about Chengdu edition, only city name on the main poster... anyone know anything?
  • devananda
    April 16, 2014
    Basi de Hen! crossing the line
    Line up for the pastries 还可以!but roast tender bunny and doughy white flour and slaughtered pig meat laced with hormones and antibiotics, well no thanks!That is good for the mindless masses as they reply to a weixin friend on their 手机!
  • joe
    April 16, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    zebra has been "postponed", the officially given reason was safety in Southwest China in the context of the kunming terror attack March 1st. I am not able to draw a connection between both, but higher echolons seem to have incredible oversight. i hope they postpone strawberry because of mh370.
  • Jerome
    April 16, 2014
    This Ain't No Flower Boxing: Traditional kung fu in flower town
    I just completed a set of 30 lessons at kungfu-family (took me 7 months), I really loved it, here my review!

    The classes are in small groups or one-to-one. Students are 25-40 years old, Chinese and foreigners, some girls also, from beginners to advanced. Students usually come for 2 hours lessons, while a few students live in the school (like those students coming to China in summer to learn kungfu full time). Sifu Li Quan is very flexible with schedule: I often came to train at 8pm after work!
    The school isn't too far from the city center of Chengdu. I was going there with bicycle, a good warm up. Other students take bus or taxi.

    The master and the other students feel like a family, this is a very friendly atmosphere, with open-air training in green setting (inside when bad weather). Very different from doing sport at the gym: no smell of old sweat and mold, no club music, no salesmen pushing for 2 years subscription, and no boring workout on complicated machines that make you feel stiff like Robocop after a few months!

    Li Quan speaks good English, and he's very keen to pass on his knowledge.
    His descriptions are much more detailed than what I experienced in France. His own movements can be incredibly fast, controlled and powerful!
    He teaches a 'nan quan' (kung fu style from southern China). This is focused on practical movements (no acrobatics!) for self-defense and attack, with an emphasis on close range combat, and that you can practice at every age.
    As a pure beginner, my training focused on building a strong foundation: rope-jumping routines, stretching, several kinds of basic stances, footworks, punches, blocks & kicks (in pairs, alone, or with the wooden dummy), drills to improve speed, a bit of strength training, then balance training and even QiGong relaxation and breathing exercises, as well as general concepts (centerline, controlled tension/relaxation of muscles, etc).
    All of which I should be able to train further by myself, or build further on when I continue kungfu with other masters. (I am now living Chengdu). These few months training have been like a 'body reboot' for me, I feel better in my body than ever before! (I'm 37).

    Conclusion:
    Even for those not into martial arts, I recommend to just come for a free lesson in a week-end (book first: www.kungfu-family.com ; info@kungfu-family.com ), make some cool pictures doing kungfu like in movies, and spend the rest of the day in the area. It´s nice and green and full of restaurants. And maybe you fall in love with kunfu!
  • PatRawle
    April 16, 2014
    Zebra & Strawberry Festival Chengdu 2014 Sneak Preview
    I hear Zebra has been cancelled (or at least postponed). As usual! Is this true?
  • long ai gu
    April 10, 2014
    Michelle Obama: "Chengdu is probably the city I would choose"
    And what did you think of Mrs. Obama Xiao Wang—"Oh, she very black colour".
  • long ai gu
    April 10, 2014
    Michelle Obama: "Chengdu is probably the city I would choose"
    I wonder how much the students parents at no7 middle school had to pay for their children to hangout with and ask her questions