Qingdao POP ART POP-UP Gallery

hi there fellow Qingdao Expats and Visitors,

It’s been over 6 months since my last post, so I’m still here in Qingdao, trucking away. As with most people, life as an expat (or even not as an expat) gets super busy.  I’m back in the groove, and can never pass up an opportunity to check out the Qingdao art scene.

I wanted to get this post out ASAP as I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to the Yayoi Kusama & Takashi Murakami POP-UP art gallery this week, thanks to the RedStar Magazine. RedStar is a major resource for just about everything Qingdao. The REDSTAR wechat official account [wechat ID:  redstarqd] is pretty active with tons of new restaurants and upcoming events popping up daily.  If you have time to go to this POP-UP Gallery, HURRY! as it ends THIS Friday, May 4th.

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Getting a prescription at the Qingdao Municipal Hospital

Qingdao Expats, Joy Lewis and family are from the UK and have lived in China for 12 YEARS! Joy also studied at New Century in Tianjin in 2004.  With such expertise in Chinese, Joy offered us fellow expats a fast-track method on getting repeat prescriptions at the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and was gracious to share these details on Qingdao Expat Survival Guide.  Amazed at such detailed information on getting repeat prescriptions at the Qingdao Municipal Hospital (Chinese part), I was curious how was her Chinese SO good.  She explained that because they lived in a remote part of China for 7 years, she was forced her to learn enough Chinese to negotiate entrance into Chinese schools and the Chinese hospital system.  Her kids are in the 5th and 6th grade and go to a local Chinese school here in Qingdao.  Thank you, Joy! Continue reading “Getting a prescription at the Qingdao Municipal Hospital”

Qingdao Catholic Church, Things to do in Qingdao

A taste of Europe in Qingdao

We have family coming into town next month, and I realized I don’t have a single organized list on things to do in Qingdao!  The Qingdao Catholic Church will definitely be on the list as one of our stops.  This Qingdao landmark rests in Old Town, the German area west of Qingdao.  Continue reading “Qingdao Catholic Church, Things to do in Qingdao”