Adjusting to Life in Beijing
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is hosting a free community event on Wednesday October 21, starting at 8.45am. Aimed at those that are new to Beijing, if you’ve managed to get the kids settled in school, your house resembling a home, then you may be thinking what next? This informative discussion will focus on adjusting to life in Beijing, with two speakers covering a range of topics.
Discussions will focus on air quality, what to do in an emergency, immunizations, cultural adjustment, and transportation options, plus the best resources for information, from websites, magazines, and WeChat. Following the discussion, coffee and pastries will be available, and there will be a chance to raise other issues directly with the experts. For more information call 8047 3588, to reserve a seat e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Liu Guoliang at WAB
On Tuesday October 13 from 6-7.30pm, Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) will be hosting Chinese table tennis legend Liu Guoliang. Olympic champion and coach of the Chinese men’s table tennis team, Liu will be giving a presentation about his life and his sporting success. He began playing at six years old and was selected to join China’s national youth team in 1989 at age 13. In 1991 he made the national table tennis team, and has won several championships and titles. After retiring from the game, he went on to become head coach of China’s national team, leading them to a team gold medal and a sweep of individual gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. For more event details, click here.
Roundabout Book Fair
The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) will be hosting a Roundabout book fair on Saturday October 24, from 10am-3pm. Thousands of gently used books will be on sale, from a variety of categories including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. All proceeds will be used to help children in need.
On Saturday October 31, the Shanghai Rugby Football Club (SRFC) will descend upon Beijing to take on the Sports Beijing Rugby team in the U9, U11, and U15 age divisions. This seasonal rivalry started in 2013, when SRFC first came to Beijing. Games will take place from 9am-4pm at Dulwich Legend Garden. After the players are done, the whole group will enjoy the Rugby World Cup final at Fella’s. This event will no doubt be the highlight of the season for the two rugby clubs. For more information, contact 6430 1370, email@example.com.
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: Jens Schott Knudsen (Flickr), courtesy of WAB, Sports Beijing