Aly & Doug

A blog about stuff we do.

Month: September, 2010

We are Chi-a-nese, if you please.

Doug and I are really beginning to fit in here. We’ve been told, separately, at various times from various people, that we look Chinese. For example,  last night we had dinner with our friend Dennis’ parents. When I met his dad he rambled off something in Chinese and I just stared blankly (as usual) then […]


Karaoke is taken very seriously here in China. It’s not a funny joke that only someone completely drunk and willing to humiliate themselves would try like back in the states. They have quite the operation here with karaoke or “KTV” buildings on every corner downtown and even a few close to campus.  In fact, some […]

Dangerous Territory

I’ve entered the realm of animated gifs. This could get a lot worse before it gets better.

Week in Beijing

After two super long posts, I thought some pictures from our trip to Beijing would be nice.

Chinese Traditional Massage

Last week we went into Xiangtan proper (we live in Xiangtan, but on the campus- so we take taxis to get into the actual city) It was Doug, Allison Gamble, our friend Jacob and I. We decided to get a massage and Jacob took us to a nice massage parlor. When we walked in they […]

Wake up to ramen in your cup

Breakfast in China is not quite the same as it is back home. The selection leaves something to be desired. If you think of breakfast food maybe a hundred items come to mind: scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes, hash browns, oatmeal, cereal, french toast, crepes, yogurt- the list goes on. In Beijing I ate bao zi […]