Good morning Hashers!
Our next run is a very special one and there will be a separate email going out to the participants of the Jimo Hot Spring Run later as well. If you really still want to join then please contact us and we see what we can do (no guarantee for discounted tickets though).
Here’s some info about what else is coming up in the next weeks so you can plan and practice:
- 01. March: Run 368. It looks like this will be another mountain run over in the Shilaoren area. Good exercise and lots of fresh air.
- 08. March: Run 369. This is the Jinan Run and we will take a train at 8 in the morning to get to Jinan. There some QD Hashers have a trail for us that will show us some of the good sights that Jinan has to offer (I was told that there are quiet a few of them). After the run we’ll have a good dinner and then take the train back to QD in the evening. Arrival back here is around 10:30 PM. Overnight stay is optional. Info on the train and other details will be sent out soon.
- 15. March: Run 370. CROWNE PLAZA STAIRCASE RUN. One of our highlights and always a good event. We’ll start in the parking garage and then run to the top floor. Around 40 floors or steps and steps and more steps. We collect money from all runners and then donate it to a local charity.
- 22. March: Run 371. No hare for this run yet. If you would like to help out a bit and prepare a run then please contact us.
- 29. March: Run 371. Our new arrival ‘The only gay in the village’ will set a trail for us. Normally he runs extreme races of many many kilometers (don’t want to write the length and scare you) but for this trail he promises to keep it “reasonable”. Whatever that means… Let’s hope it’s still in the double digits…
There you have it. Contact us if you have questions. See you on one of the upcoming runs. Cheers and on on,
On On !!
Well Hung Jury “Steve” & Team
Hare Raiser/Trail Master – Qingdao Hash House Harriers
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The phrase Lao Tsingtao refers to 老青岛 in the Qingdao local dialect meaning “old Qingdao”, i.e. someone who is native to or very familiar with Qingdao, or something that is very historical and representative of the city. Check out the eponymous group on our site here.
Qingdao’s collection of turn of the century architecture remains evidence that this city was once a German concession/colony on the Yellow Sea. The title shot shows both famous churches in Qingdao, the yellow Lutheran Church (look for the clock tower) on Jiangsu Lu and the double spire Catholic Church on Zhejiang Lu just off Zhongshan Lu (original downtown Qingdao) to the left (only one spire is visible).
Check out the honey bees being kept near the tower at Zhan Shan Temple. Zhan Shan is the largest Buddhist temple in the city and retains a semi rural location in the middle of the green belt around Zhongshan Park and Qingdao Botanical Gardens.
Mom and pop shops operate out of family ground floor flats in lieu of a 7-11 or Hao Yi De. This one is near the COSCO Institute (Jiangxi Lu gate) in the Ba Da Hu neighborhood.
Bicycles in Qingdao circa 10 BC (“Before Cars”). This shot is from the mid 90′s, about 10 years before cars became common in Qingdao and bicycles were still the main form of private wheeled transportation.
Photos by ceramic artist Derek Walter, who previously taught English at the Qingdao Textile Institute and Qingdao Mariner’s College in the early 90′s. He’s better known as the Laowai Who Shagged A Minibus on the way to class.
Check out this film shot in Qingdao, called Qingdao Gushi (青岛故事). See if you recognize any of your friends or favourite places in the 6 part miniseries.
Viki.com says “When a young man fights with his girlfriend and breaks up with her, his well-intentioned parents shower him with relationship advice. Can their wisdom help him make the right decision about his own relationship? “QingDao Love Story” is one of a six-part Chinese short film series based on the theme of “Truth or Dare” to commemorate Valentine’s Day 2012.”
Watch Qingdao Love Story on Chinese video site Letv.com.
The Public Foreign Languages Teaching Department of the College of Foreign Languages is committed to teaching non-English majors at both undergraduate and graduate levels. We warmly welcome you to join us in following areas and on the below-stated terms and conditions:
Classes: Academic English Listening and Speaking, Academic English Reading, Academic English Writing, Comprehensive Academic English, Ocean English, Workplace English, American Society and Culture, Advanced Oral English.
* Native English Speaker
* Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably master’s degree or above in a relevant field
* Over 2 years teaching experience
* Teaching Certificate (TESOL, TEFL or others)
* Minimum 1 school-year commitment, 14-16 hours per week
Salary and Benefits
* Monthly salary from RMB 4,500 to 10,000 (4,500 for bachelor’s with over two years’ teaching experience; 5,000 for master’s; 5,500 for doctor’s; 7,500 maximum for associate professor; 10,000 maximum for full professor)
* Round-trip international flight allowance every year (8,000 for Europe; 10,000 for USA)
* Monthly apartment renting allowance from 1,500 to 2,500
* Yearly heating allowance from 2,100 to 3,700
* Medical insurance of 1,680 per year.
* Free transport from the airport
* Luggage delivery reimbursement of 1,000.
Please send your CV together with references, copies of passport and degrees, and recent photos to Li Xiujiang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liangyou Books & Cafe hosts an exhibition of paintings by Ren Zhong Yuan (任重远) in Qingdao from January 12 to February 12, 2014. Entrance is free – the gallery is connected to the bookstore cafe at 5 Anhui Lu (corner of Guangxi Lu, one block off the coast near Zhan Qiao Pier). View an album of Ren Zhong Yuan works to be shown.
When: January 12 to February 12, 2014
Venue: Liangyou Books
Location: 5 Anhui Lu / 安徽路5号
New Youth was a cultural magazine that was associated with the May 4th (1919) movement and arts/literature after WW1, when Chinese intellectuals responded to a changing nation under siege from within and without. You can find copies of original New Youth Literature mags (Chinese) at Liangyou, along with bilingual books and postcards focused on Qingdao’s history. The poster and other materials for the show use the style of the old covers, as seen to the left in the poster for the current show.
New Youth and Qingdao are closely intertwined, as Qingdao became a popular spot for Chinese writers in the 1920′s and 30′s. Read more about the Lao She museum in Qingdao, which commemorates the famous author who wrote Rickshaw Boy on Huangxian Lu while teaching at Shandong University. Check out Qingdao Stories: Xiao Hong for info on finding the house Xiao Hong lived in before she went to Shanghai to hang with Lu Xun, a founder of the New Youth mag.
Today, the majority of Qingdao’s artists are painters and sculptors. Liangyou Books and Prince Henry Hotel have both hosted exhibitions in the New Youth artist series since 2010. See more on previous New Youth exhibitions by Dan Hong, Li Lan, and Lv Nan.
Lazy 1st performs at the Downtown Bar in Qingdao on January 18, 2014. This is a multi-band bill – call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district.
When: January 18, 2014
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Check out this vintage photo of an “Old Outside” shagging a ride on the back of a minibus in Qingdao. Tales of this curly haired giant Deadhead hitching through Taidong are recalled by seasoned Qingdaonese bus riders from the 90′s. Note the lack of cars on pre Millennial streets. Click image to enlarge.