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Coming from Singapore, where it's summer all year round, Candy was clueless about being in Chengdu for her internship. She is finally writing and doing other stuff she never "found time" to do such as cooking and crafting. The shopkeeper exclaimed in Sichuanhua, "How did you make it so ugly?" about her first cross-stitch experiment. She likes scrapbooking and is learning how to knit. Her favourite book is "Stories of the Sahara" by San Mao. She is going to picnic in Chengdu before she leaves.
Dan studied industrial/scientific photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography and moved to Chengdu in 2008. In addition to the weekly photo gallery he keeps on his website, Dan blogs and co-hosts the weekly Afterthoughts podcast. He enjoys biking, hiking, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.
Dan is from Oxford in the UK and is interning at CHENGDOO as he looks to gain experience in journalism before converting his international studies degree into a journalism one. He has never been to China before and had heard nothing of Chengdu before arriving here but is quickly growing to love the place. He has a keen interest in all things sports and is looking to fill his spare time playing sport, exploring the city, learning Chinese language and culture and hopefully teaching sport to kids.
Jane (小真) is a half-breed Chinese American from Los Angeles who moved to China in 2004 after graduating from university. Originally intending to stay only one year, once she settled in Chengdu in 2005, she found it increasingly difficult to leave. She has worn many hats in China, including as office worker, English teacher, Mandarin student, foreign accessory. In addition to editing GoChengdoo, she edits the magazine she co-founded in 2007, CHENGDOO citylife, makes zines, and organizes local events such as Your Secondhand Life secondhand market.
Joe's multi-tasking involvement in co-founding Chengdoo Citylife Magazine and GoChengdoo is part of Joe's ambition to contribute to Chenggdu's cultural life, which includes organizing and promoting art and music events and regular appearances behind the DJ decks.
Matthew handles the techie stuff on GoChengdoo. He's never worked outside greater China, having embarked upon self-imposed exile from the UK in the summer of 1998. When he's not worrying how much he can afford to spend on his next machine, he's likely to be poking about with HTTP pipelining, bash scripts, or planning some as yet unrealised PHP/MySQL masterpiece.
Photographer Michal arrived in Chengdu in 2006 from Ilawa, Poland. Alongside full-time work and shooting for GoChengdoo and CHENGDOO citylife, he organizes occasional small-scale photography exhibitions with other Chengdu-based photographers. Formerly a music and movies reviewer for several Polish publications, including Infomusic.pl, he will talk to you non-stop about Wang Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, and Radiohead. Among his favorite photography subjects are candid shots, urban abstracts, and the displays at Ikea. View Michal's Flickr photostream.