Come Rains or Come Shine

The weather in the UK this summer has not been fantastic and it’s been reported that this year has been the coldest summer on record. It seems that the weather around the world is pretty bad too – New Orleans’ has another hurricane, there are floods in some areas of the UK, and Guangzhou has been continually raining.

UK weather is very variable and can be raining one minute and then sunshine the next. The temperature is currently about 15-26 degrees, which is not bad actually; I perfect it cool. Talking about the weather, there is a silly question but fun to mention is that many of my friends always refer to London as a foggy town (like A foggy Day in London Town). We are even taught this in University!

Actually, it was only during the coal mining time from 18th century to 1950 when the UK suffered these problems. Coal made the UK famous, but it also produced serious air pollution. Due to these environmental issues the UK government has changed the image of the Britain, and now London is the 7th greenest city in the world (according to this article in 2007), and this news claimed that (London to be the ‘greenest city’) in 2005.

Well, London definitely had changed and there are so many beautiful royal parks, as well as other general parks. As well as this a lot of people have gardens, so you can imagine how green it is in London. After my friends read this article, hopefully they will change their image of London – it is not a foggy town anymore; it’s a busy but green city in the UK. I often hear people complaint about weather in the UK, I think there is not fair because its location in the world and coastal seasons, but if you choose to live here, my attitude is be part of it and enjoy it; nothing is perfect. When there is a beautiful day, you will treasure it more.


虽然伦敦天气蛮清凉的,气温在15到26度之间,还不错,我喜欢凉爽的感觉。说到天气,很多我的朋友(甚至我曾以为)伦敦是个雾城,爵士歌曲也唱到 ” 一个雾天的伦敦城”,甚至我们大学的教科书里的故事也提到伦敦是个雾城,但实际是因为我们课本教的是经典的故事,故事发生在18-19世纪人们的生活,或是有些已过时了。爵士歌曲是黑白年代了,可想而之有多久了。原因是 Continue reading

Miss Hong Kong


It is a spring and the weather is so changeable like the song “ Come Rain or Come Shine”. It’s the most appropriate to describe it. However, the weather reminds our Hong Kong trips. Most time while we visiting HK were foggy days, but nothing stop its attractions.

While we were in HK, we sat outside of Delifrance café and having a fresh breakfast or lunch near the Victoria Harbor in Kowloon. The cool wind with slight grass smell after the spring rain made me feel so alive and reborn. We normally go to HK for different food and go shopping like everyone, such as in HMV for hours looking for our favorite CDs, or be ease in hotel enjoying the luxury bubble bath, or go to have a good bite in a nice restaurant. Hong Kong for us is a relaxing place and can experience the variety choices which can not find in Guangzhou.

HK is a multicultural city and we love travelling there at the weekend.



很多人去香港购物,我们去香港总是以休息为主。到九龙维多利亚港的法国小cafe店 – Delifrance 吃早餐,或买三文治,看着海港边,吹着海风,风中带有清新的泥土味,淡淡的春天气息,这个最好的休息方式。我们时而去香港爬山,或去购物,吃吃喝喝,香港太多选择了,这就是它东西方结合的好处,什么都有。香港是个国际化都市,周末去香港是我们最喜欢的短期休息。