The trials & tribulations of having a live-in chef (or living & feasting in our cottage in Seremban, and now Beijing)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Beijing - our first snow

We woke up this morning and it was snowing in Beijing ! Our first snow as Beijing residents. White rooftops. White powder on bamboo leaves and tree trunks. It was wonderful.  I went straight into my favourite coffee shop to have a cappuccino and a slice of chocolate cake.

Tonight there is a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the hotel where Big Chef works. It's a ritual here at hotels in Beijing. People are invited to come for mulled wine, eggnog, Christmas cookies, listen to a choir and to a couple of speeches and watch the lights on the Christmas tree come on. A Chinese Santa Claus visits as well. Everyone loves Santa. They all want to have their photos taken with him. I did too ! Big Chef made me !

Luckily Christmas here in Beijing is a lot more uncommercialised than in Malaysia. Quiet and dignified. Rather pleasant really.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Hi Pearl,

Merry X'mas !