Another month bites the dust! So does half the year. Kicking off the second half of this magazine year is the water centric issue we put together. There are lists of places to cool down and have summer fun for both new comers and long term residents. Water scarcity in Beijing is very real and we feature non-governmental organization Thirst that’s teaching kids the importance of water conservation. Find out what water sports and activities are readily available for different age groups.
In our health feature, we take a look at the how to maintain a healthy and safe summer as the temperatures continue to soar. Dr. Melissa Rodriguez and Dr. George Hu talk about juices and helping kids cope with change respectively.
We spotlight catering services I Crepe you NOT! offering dutch pancaking making party services for Birthday Bash. Two African American ladies start up a WeChat shop focusing on natural and organic hair products in Talking Shop as they tell us their inspiration and challenges. Mom of one Pensive Tatenda is get a makeover then dances in the rain.
Take a trip to the west side of Beijing to the Water cube for some aquatic fun or a visit to the Spaview Hot Spring World opposite Ikea for relaxing benefits. Take a trip to Guilin and Yangshuo based on the recounted memories and experience by the Anderson-Fizpatrick family in our family travels.
The Windy City offers by the water mid-western food for the family to tuck into. The in demand smoothies are just what the doctor ordered, so find out how to make one from Brewer-Elsayed family for Food for Thought.
In our Learning section, we take a closer look at BCIS and WAB students’ different ecological conservation projects that they were involved in during their recently concluded school year. BSB high schoolers share their thoughts on water issues. We feature the creative process of different artworks from BWYA students.
Christopher Lay and Ember Swift give their latest parenting challenges and how they are dealing with them.