Old China Hands lunch 5 October

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

The Old China Hands lunch 5 October was at the end of the “Golden Week” of National day but we still had a total of 21 attendees. Some new faces among the regulars! Sadly, no any lady! Guys, find some nice ladies to join!

Some of our members were again in the news: Bruce with his article in China Daily about Tianjin, and Mark Levine in China Daily about the Chinese Green Card.

Our next lunch

Next one is Friday 2 November! get ready!

Old China Hands lunch 7 September

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

For the Old China Hands lunch 7 September, all back to “normal”, as I could be there again and we had a nice crowd of 30.

As usual lively chat among our friends.

The OCH got prizes from China Daily!

First prize (5,000 yuan) goes to Bruce, much deserved!
“Thirty years’ watching the changing face of Beijing”
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/24/WS5ade8d33a3105cdcf651a1f8_1.html
Second prize (3,000 yuan each) goes to … well Gilbert!
“Witnessing dramatic changes in Beijing over the past 38 years”
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201805/21/WS5b023e73a3103f6866ee9a06.html

Our next lunch

Yes Friday 5 October will be at the end of the “Golden Week”, but we go ahead anyway and no excuses like you have to be in the office!

Old China Hands lunch 3 August

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

Only for the second time in five years I could not make it but the Old China Hands lunch 3 August went ahead anyway, with David keeping an eye on the lunch attendants.
This time a pretty low turnout, must be hot weather, holidays and so on: 16 total.
See here a small clip done by David (click on it to play):

180803 OCHvideoclip

And the usual pics, thanks to David and others.

Our next lunch

Be ready for Friday 7 September, I am curious on how many will be back in town, and finding time for the lunch!
For the October lunch I am still considering Friday 5 October, TBC.

Old China Hands lunch 6 July

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

I was afraid that Beijing’s sauna weather would scare away many for our Old China Hands lunch 6 July. I was wrong, with 33 attendants in total.

Our next lunch

Be ready for the upcoming lunch on Friday 3 August on what will probably be the real “Beijing sauna” day! Reminds me of ten years ago when we were heading to the Summer Olympics.

Exceptionally I will not be able to attend myself. I have a full day at CCTV, related to a movie I am part of. Curious of what we will see and hear that day. Our friend David (Mr. Railways) has kindly accepted to replace me as the host. Be nice to him!

Old China Hands lunch 1 June

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

Everybody back to work so the Old China Hands lunch 1 June saw some 22 participants “only”.
Nevertheless everybody was happily chatting with each other.
We are now looking at the hot summer months when attendance could be rather low but yes, we keep it on.

Our next lunch

Be ready for the upcoming lunch on Friday 6 July, then later on Friday 3 August on what will probably be a “Beijing sauna” day!