It's All Over, It's Just Beginning!

I've been the chief editor of this site since November 2006 and it has been a great up and down, on and off run during that time. Since blogspot was blocked, this site more or less died, I've thought about restarting it again in different guises and even made an attempt to open up a mirror blog on sina, but in the end, it just didn't make sense to keep the blog on either of those platforms.

Therefore, we've taken the plunge, setting up our own domain, so from now on find us at A Modern Lei Feng 2.0. Thank you to all the readers over the years (the 5 of you out there) and please update your blogrolls and RSS feeds. We look forward to a new start and new conversations!

A Modern Lei Feng, starting March 1, 2010!


Super Bowl, Part 2

Yes, its late in the week for this, and its more up the alley of Beijing Boyce, but with the emergence of multiple New Orleans-related restaurants in our fair capital, is it too much to ask for a Saints cocktail? Perhaps called the Sir Saint, the awesome old mascot of the Saints found at the top of the page who has been making a comeback as of late. Let's make it happen!


Super Bowl, Part 1

Okay, so this blog's about food and fashion and I haven't written lately, plus I have a sports blog, but my first post back is about the Super Bowl? What?!? Hey, the Super Bowl is like a national holiday in the US and here, its a great reason to take a day off and drink on a Monday morning. Plus, I'm going somewhere with this, so bare with me for a day or two.

While the teams on the field couldn't be similar, two high powered offenses that play a fast, high flying form of football and limited defense, the two cities where they hail from couldn't be more different. New Orleans has given the world a cuisine and a music, as well as unique culture and Mardi Gras. Indianapolis has given the world, ummm...stuff? Let's try to put this in Chinese terms. It would be like if Chengdu, with its cute pandas, beautiful women, spicy food, and Li Yuchun (well, okay, they need help with the music) took on Taiyuan, which has umm...erm...well...stuff?

I guess you know who I'm cheering for, despite their quarterback who played college ball at a hated school that wears black and gold as well. With the spread of New Orleans food in Beijing (as well as "New Orleans" food in the case of KFC's New Orleans chicken wings), there will be a way to bring this all together.

And for fans of either side looking for some cheap last minute gear, taobao is great (and if you're in Beijing or Shanghai, if you order today, you'll probably get it tomorrow). Colts fans can go here, while Saints fans should head here (I'm partial to the old school Archie Manning jersey). Ahh, the magic of taobao.