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2013 Dec 07 Cocktail Profiler: Tiggi at Paddy O'Shea's
There are stories behind everything, and the story behind the certain sea green color on Zeit Berlin menu lies in the rooftops of churches. Berlin’s skyline is speckled with this hue – the copper roofs slowly oxidizing until they gain their green patina. Fashioned by the passing of time, yet exceedingly contemporary and on trend, it’s an enigma of a color.
2013 Dec 06 Generous Spirits, Grateful Hearts
Irish sports bar Paddy O'Shea's turns six tonight (Dec 6). They'll be celebrating with games, a lucky draw, live folk music and lashings upon lashings of Guinness, of course. Head by at 8pm to take advanatge of the free beer.
2013 Dec 06 Incredible Chinese Stamp Museum
Editor's Note: Asia Obscura's Andy Deemer has been kind enough to let us rummage through his archives for some of his best posts from his Beijing days. We're sharing them here to give you some inspiration to get out and explore our city.
I’m not a stamp geek. My dad is, my nephew is… but to be perfectly honest, I had some low expectations for the Beijing Stamp Museum. Even with free admission, four floors, over one million stamps, and “for rent” magnifying glasses, Michelle and I were the only visitors.
But I have to admit, this museum is insane. Michelle literally had to drag me out of there. I wished I had a tripod. I wished I had a videocamera. I could have spent all day in there. Yes, there’s a lot of trash, but the history of China through stamps? Unmissable!
So, to spread the philatelic love, here are my 13 favorites in order….
With Gravity and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire behind us, the next big release to look forward to is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which is scheduled to be released around the world next week, including Hong Kong and Taiwan on December 12. Unfortunately no date has appeared yet for the Chinese Mainland release.
2013 Dec 06 Last Orders: Karl Long, Owner of Paddy O'Shea's
Each month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers – leaving or not – to imagine their final meal before departing from the city for good.
Karl Long has been a Beijing bar scene stalwart for years and only recently left for the greener pastures of Anhui. “Why leave?” we asked. His reply? “Veni, vedi, vici! Boom, I’m sure I’ll be back, but it won’t be because I’m hungry.” Charming, isn’t he?