Gayographic Night at Lantung (兰棠同志之夜)

The's view of Lantung

One Thursday evening last month I went to Lantung in Solana for what was supposed to be the start of a new gay night. Only 20 people showed up, but no matter - I was in great company, the drinks were cheap & tasty and the music was as gay as it gets.

One gripe was the trek one has to make from the taxi stand to Bar Street. To be fair, it was cold and windy that night, but we found cutting through the underground parkade to be a warmer way back.

So here's hoping that tomorrow night's "Gayographic Night at Lantung" will be e great success! (There are already 41 confirmed guests according to their Facebook group.)

More about this event here.

16-1 Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (5905 6213) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区16-1

H&M's Double Opening

Opening day in Qianmen

I became a fan of H&M even before I ever stepped foot in one of their shops.
(Thanks to you-know-who-you-are for that cute scarf!)

Finally, H&M came to Vancouver, and now they're here in Beijing. Aside from the great selection of clothing that actually fits my body, H&M stores are one of the best places to see one of the largest assortment of hot gay men outside a gay club.

Naturally, it was nothing short of madness at the Qianmen location opening last Thursday. Even the rain couldn't dampen the crowds. Tomorrow will surely see even more people at the Xidan opening, even if the forecast for rain comes true.

Great Walls of Fire!

It looks like recent moves by China’s NetNanny, aka the Great Fire Wall (GFW) has shut-out the domain, as well as YouTube.
There are backdoors, of course. But I can’t go into the gory details.

Here’s hoping Windows Live Writer will come to the rescue!