There are just over 100 copies left of ISB teacher Jim Fidler’s wonderful coffee table book, Looking In. Full of photos from his travels around china, the book makes for a wonderful gift and raises money for charity. On the subject of books, Roundabout is in need of volunteer book sorters. They have a huge quantity of books donated by the local community that need to be sorted into different genres and languages ahead of their book fairs. Still undecided about which summer camp is best for your kids this break? The Bridge School is hosting a two-week camp that runs throughout the summer, focusing on Chinese, fun activities, and tennis. DDs Market has opened up another store in Shunyi – a very welcome addition to Riverville Square.
Looking In by Jim Fidler
If you’re looking for a gift or would like a reminder of your time here, International School of Beijing teacher Jim Fidler has published a beautiful book called Looking In. Over the past 13 years, Fidler has traveled China with his camera. Capturing the country, its people, and landscapes, he shows how Beijing in particular has changed dramatically in a short space of time.
Originally from Tasmania, Fidler has been teaching at ISB since 2000. He reignited a long-standing interest in photography in his role as middle school yearbook coordinator. Mainly self-taught, Looking In is his first attempt at published material. For a minimum donation of RMB 200, you can own a copy of his wonderful book. All proceeds will go to the Holt Ping An Medical Foster Home to pay for orphans’ cleft lip and palate surgery. So far the book has raised over RMB 100,000.
To get your copy, contact Fidler at 136 7134 6941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Sorters Needed at Roundabout
Looking for a relaxing way to spend those summer mornings? Come join the team of book lovers that has raised over RMB 200,000 for charity in the last five months alone. Roundabout’s warehouse currently has over seven crates of unsorted books, which need to be categorized into fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and different languages.
All ages are welcome. In particular, Roundabout needs people with language skills (including Chinese, German, and Dutch). Books are sorted most Tuesday and Thursday mornings. To get involved, email Book Room Manager Michael Durgin (email@example.com).
Chinese and Tennis Camp with Bridge School
The Bridge School is hosting a two-week summer camp at both Beijing Riviera and Capital Paradise. This is an opportunity for your children to study Chinese language and culture, and play tennis every day. Kids will learn Chinese with Bridge School teachers by playing games and other fun activities. There will be 20 hours of Chinese over the two-week camp.
The tennis program aims to develop their playing skills, their attention skills, and teamwork. Indoor and outdoor activities include singing, crafts, science experiments, model making, learning magic, kung fu, dancing, and swimming.
Lunch is provided, as well as a bus service. The camp runs throughout the summer break from June 23-August 22, and is suitable for ages 5-12.
- Beijing Riviera Camp: Vivian Gao (8430 8068, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vgao66@sina.com)
- Capital Paradise Camp: Evelyn Yan (8046 1707, email@example.com) www.bridgeschoolchina.com
DDs Market New Opening
The popular Cathay View Plaza supermarket DDs Market has opened a new store at Riverville Square between Angry Burger and Maan Coffee. Shunyi residents living in the Tianzhu area can now enjoy easy access to DDs range of fresh vegetables and fruits, meats and fish, dairy products, bakery goods, store cupboard items, and alcoholic beverages. Stocking both local and imported goods, DDs offers a great range of quality foods. They also do local delivery for free.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: Courtesy of Jim Fidler, Bridge School, Eunice (Flickr)