2015 inches closers than we might find comfortable but the upside is there’s still time to cross off one 2014 resolution before carrying it forward to coming new year. Lets get straight to the blogs that made to October’s most viewed according to Google Analytics. The popularity of this list was based on the two factors pollution and Halloween which were topics of concern.
Smogcast App: Tomorrow’s Pollution Forecast Today
October recorded higher than last October’s AQI readings over several days (this prompted a scramble by the government to give school children and officials a holiday that is currently underway). Like the daily weather report, getting a smog report become a must do (still is) and finding out how to use the Smog App was clearly outlined in this blog.
Third Session Added for the beijingkids Halloween Costume Party
The annual beijingkids spooky fest sold out so the powers that be (marketing team) decided to add a third session which sold out as well. Check out the Gallery for the five-part photo series.
Big Kids: HIS Parents Share First Day of School Stories
Hope International School started the new school year at the new campus in Crab Island and the new parents had a lot to share with the community is the first day of school blog series. Check out what the two parents from different countries say about adjustment and living in Beijing.
The blog that keeps the Shunyi community updated on the latest closings and openings, events taking place and the school scene was at it again with news about where to go trick-or-treating and other newsworthy tidbits. This blog is always up every week on Wednesday mornings.
The Usual Suspects…
These blogs have become information fodder for old and new residents also they feature highly on our blog top ten very month. But some appear every other month. In no particular order here are the linked blogs:
The Painted Skin and Other Scary Tales: A Chinese Ghost Story Primer
Dumb and Simple: The Trick to Using Taobao without Alipay or a Chinese ID Number
5 Chinese Online Shopping Sites to Rival Taobao
Coming to Toytown: Beijing’s Best Toy Shops
I Was Scratched by My Dog and Had to Get the Rabies Shot
What’s That Air Purifier Really Doing for You?