Vicky Song makes history as the first Chinese female sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and the Qingdao team finishes 7th in the Clipper Round the World race as they reached St Katharine’s Docks in London on July 13, 2014. Vicky was one of the first to embrace sailing in Qingdao. She became a very important figure in sailing education in Qingdao, known as China’s “Sailing City”. The Qingdao yacht has participated in 5 straight Clipper competitions, and is the longest running entry in the Round the World race.
The race has been instrumental in popularising sailing in Qingdao as well as promoting the city’s name around the world. Many Qingdao ren have been inspired to take up sailing as a result, and quite a few have been aboard a Clipper yacht as part of the race. Learn more about signing up to take part below. Find out more about Vicky (Song Kun) from the Qingdao Daily via the Women of China site.
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Here are the basic details for Saturday:
Hares: Well Hung Jury and Pleases the Court
Details. The run will start at the Da Ju Yuan (Qingdao Grand Theater) bus stop across the street from the Qilin Hotel. The run will start at 2:45 pm. For those coming from the Crowne Plaza, meet at 2 pm and take the 104, 304 or 321. For those coming direct, please make it by 2:45.
Description: We will not make a runner/walker division. Instead, there will be two courses. A FLAT course led by Pleases the Court and a MOUNTAIN COURSE led by Well Hung Jury. The flat course will be easy and the mountain course will be hard. Both courses will be beautiful. Participants can choose their course. Both runs will finish at Nong Hai Yuan near the home of the hares. We will have a nice place for a circle and plenty of beer and other drinks. Dinner will be at the apartment of the hares. Hares will provide food. Participants can provide drinks and any treats they want to bring.
On On !!
Well Hung Jury “Steve” & Team
Hare Raiser/Trail Master – Qingdao Hash House Harriers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QdHHH – Drinking club with a running problem
Global Hash Trash: www.gthhh.com
Pictures: Ed Blackthorne
If you’ve been in Jusco recently, you’ve probably noticed a long line of people at a strange little shop in the northeast corner. You might’ve looked at this line of people and wondered what they were all waiting for. After you realized it was cheesecake, you might’ve even thought to yourself, “Man, I gotta try some of that.” Well, we here at Qingdaonese have done the waiting for you, so that you don’t need to waste your time.
This exchange I had with one of my Japanese friends is pretty indicative of my overall feelings towards Uncle Tetsu:
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The 2014 Qingdao International Horticulture Exposition is now open in Laoshan district, near Beizhai. There are pavilions from countries around the world, such as the New Zealand pavilion featured on the Expo website (photos and info here).
If you’re interested to head out to the Expo, now is a good time, before the summer tourist crowds of July and August descend on Qingdao. Usually June is a month of study, tests, gao kao, etc, for most families with school age kids in China, and so right now is a good time to enjoy the “pleasing visual effect and ample sunshine of New Zealand” at the Qingdao Expo. More info from the Expo official website below.
The New Zealand pavilion, located in the western end of the Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition, is a Maori building of unique style. The surrounding landscape has been designed to create a microrelief made of soil, with a dry stream consisting of stones. On this microrelief, there are arbors, shrubs and colorful flowers, which make up a pleasing visual effect and show off the ample sunshine of New Zealand.