- AJ Warner, Yanping Zhou, Peyton Xiang (14) and Trey Lei (11) are a mixture of Chinese and American heritage. Peyton attends International School of Beijing (ISB) and Trey is a student at Daystar Academy. The family has been living in Beijing since 2005, and in this time AJ Warner has been a valued member of the beijingkids Parent Board, voicing his well-informed opinions on anything parenting and education related in Beijing. Along with being a fitness fanatic, AJ also spends his time coaching Chinese students on how to get admitted into the top 30 US universities.
Favorite Way to Transport Your Family Around the City
We have been driving since the first day we arrived in China. Recently, our son Peyton uses Didi to get around to all his extracurricular activities.
Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Long Time Ago Mutton Shashlik
Favorite Weekend Activity
Walk around Sanlitun or Indigo Mall and enjoy the many restaurants
Favorite Spot to Relax
Favorite non-Chinese Restaurant
My son Trey loves QMex while my wife enjoys Karmen Spanish Restaurant.
Go out for dinner as a family on the weekends
Adapted Chinese Culture
We usually use chopsticks at home
Best Shop for Groceries
DD Mart has everything we want and need
Favorite Parents’ Date Night
This post appeared on the beijingkids October 2018 Mental Health issue.
Photos: Uni You