After being to hundreds of cities, what are my expectations for our future cities?

Today, let’s talk about the “city”. Since I started traveling a few years ago, I have been to hundreds of cities, in different countries and in different sizes.  From the ancient European city of Rome to the beautiful Portugal city Lisbon with their shining yellow trams; from the intricate old city of Fez in Morocco to the Abzerjian city of oil Baku,… Every city has … Continue reading After being to hundreds of cities, what are my expectations for our future cities?

Why my German boyfriend never sort out his garbage?

Today, we are talking about garbage recycling.  Starting from the global trip, to living in Canada, to recently moved to Germany, there is one thing that no one can ignore. That is, should we category our garbage? First of all, recycling is a really important deal in Germany.  Here, the blue bin is for paper and cardboard, the green and white bins are for glass, … Continue reading Why my German boyfriend never sort out his garbage?

The precious horse poo and its connection to soil quality

“This is my insect hotel.” Basti took me to his garden on the hillside and pointed to a piece of wood that was full of holes. The sun was scattered from the other side of the hill. Basti stood in the dazzling light, beside him was a vegetable plot he built during this epidemic. Basti, who graduated from a Business School, just published a book … Continue reading The precious horse poo and its connection to soil quality

“Let the German tell you: Why you should eat your expired yogurt”

Grocery shopping is a topic you can not avoid no matter living in which country. Surprisingly, in Germany, they do take “food” pretty seriously. Speisequark, which is quite common in Europe (and almost nowhere to find in East Asia), shows me a strange symbol with “Kostbares Retten” written on it. After a quick research, I found out it says something like ”rescue the precious”. It … Continue reading “Let the German tell you: Why you should eat your expired yogurt”

Grocery shopping in Germany: What we got with 45 euro?

Today, we are talking about, grocery shopping! First of all, I have to give you a brief background introduction. I am now living in the city center of Cologne with my boyfriend. Our groceries are done at the local chain supermarket next to our home. The frequency is about once a week and usually is for two people for a week.  When we went shopping … Continue reading Grocery shopping in Germany: What we got with 45 euro?

How will the 2020 US election change our climate?

Biden’s influence on environmental policy? A Clean Energy Revolution Before starting today’s topic, I would like to first state that political analysis is definitely not my field, thus the followings only represent my personal views.  The main points of this discussion are, the differences between Trump and Biden’s policy on tackling “energy” and “climate”, and what we can expect after Biden takes the stage. This … Continue reading How will the 2020 US election change our climate?