Keeping Cool

Danna Mattas-Applerot
What is your occupation?
I’m a Parent Effectiveness
Training (P.E.T.) instructor, and the vice-chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce.
Where are you from?
Israel
How many children do you have?
I have three children:
Rommie (6), Tomer (5), and
Mika (8 months).
How long have you been living in Beijing?
Five years
Where do you like to shop?
Solana, Yashow Market, and everywhere we go abroad.
Where do you like to eat?
It can be Chinese or international. We just came from Union Grill.
What’s your favorite spot in Beijing?
Since it’s winter, my house.
Describe your style.
Mummish
Where is your outfit from?
Levi’s and Uniqlo.
Favorite outdoor activity:
Strolling with the kids.
Favorite park:
Ritan Park

Sharon Nathan
What is your occupation?
I’m an engineer.
Where are you from?
Israel
How many children do you have?
I have two children: Ori (9) and Abigail (6).
How long have you been living in Beijing?
Four months
Where do you like to shop?
I’m still searching, but I like Solana and Sanlitun Village so far.
Where do you like to eat?
When we first got here, it was all Chinese food. Now, it’s more Western restaurants like Alio Olio.
What’s your favorite spot in Beijing?
We like 798 Art District. But can I say Danna’s house too?
Describe your style.
It changes every day.
Where is your outfit from?
Mango and Zara.
Favorite outdoor activity:
Rock climbing at O’le Sports Center.
Favorite park:
Chaoyang Park

Petra Riedel
What is your occupation?
I’m a yoga and pilates teacher.
Where are you from?
Slovakia
How many children do you have?
Two in Beijing and one abroad. They are Christina (23), Sophie (13), and David (11).
How long have you been living in Beijing?
Seven years
Where do you like to shop?
Sanlitun Village
Where do you like to eat?
We like SALT and La Pizza.
What’s your favorite spot in Beijing?
The skating rink in Solana.
Describe your style.
Sporty and classy.
Where is your outfit from?
Jiayi Market and the malls near the Westin Beijing Chaoyang.
Favorite outdoor activity:
Ice skating and cycling.
Favorite park:
Chaoyang Park

Marilou Montealto
What is your occupation?
I’m a singer.
Where are you from?
The Philippines
How many children do you have?
I have a daughter and a son: Gwyneth (10) and Breindel (7).
How long have you been living in Beijing?
Three years
Where do you like to shop?
Sanlitun Village and
Wangfujing, at stores like Skechers, Mango, and Esprit.
Where do you like to eat?
Macau Taste at Sanlitun
Village
.
What’s your favorite spot in Beijing?
The China Science and
Technology Museum
.
Describe your style.
Classic
Where is your outfit from?
Skechers and Ladies Street.
Favorite outdoor activity:
We like looking at scenery by walking, hiking, and climbing mountains.
Favorite park:
Chaoyang Park

This article is excerpted from beijingkids October 2011 issue. View it in PDF form here or contact distribution@beijing-kids.com to find out where you can pick up your free copy.