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Expat Home Cooking Hong Kong Extreme Sailing Series February April 2013 2013

St. George’s Night Red & White Party

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QINGDAO EXPAT MAGAZINE Editor in Chief Creative Director Marit Rambech Editorial Team Cathy Ben-David Preeti Chaudhary

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Musings of the Creative Team Dear fellow “Qingdaoers”

The mornings are getting lighter earlier and if you look very carefully you will soon see the first sprigs of blossom and greenery. Qingdao is waking up after the chilly winter and we have many things lined up for you and your family. Whether you are interested in sailing, casual sports gatherings, socially hanging out, or keeping the kids busy – then look inside this April issue for further details. You don’t have to be in Ye Olde England to mark St. George’s Day this month; the saint of England’s party is coming here! More details inside.

If you have recently met a new arrival to our city, be sure to introduce them to QD Expat circulation and get them to register for on-line mailings of news and reminders. If you have discovered something you would like to share with other readers – we look forward to hearing from you. Please submit items to:

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IN THIS ISSUE What’s cooking in QD? Artichoke and olive crostini 4 15-minute Chicken pasta 5 Qingdao Sailing Xu Jing 6 Shanghai Boat Show 9 Safety and survival at sea course 9 Clipper Round the World 10 Extreme Sailing Series 12

Out and About Events in April QICC - April Events QICC - Soccer Club Hair Tip from The Hair Doctor St.George`s Night - Red and White party Get Your Questions Answered Post Work Mixer Coffee Morning

Qingdao Expat Charity Wang, Yu Jun

Expat Birthdays Birthdays in April


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Expat Home Cooking:

ARTICHOKE AND OLIVE CROSTINI IngredienTs 24 thin slices baguette (from one small loaf) 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts (rinsed and chopped) ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley salt and black pepper 2 ounces Parmesan, shaved

SHOPPING LIST Loaf Artichoke Kalamata Olives Parsley Parmesan

METHOD 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the baguette slices on a bakingsheet and brush both sides of the bread with 2 tablespoons oil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes per side until golden brown.

2. In a small bowl, toss together the artichoke hearts, olives and parsley with the remaining 3 tablepoons of olive oil ad season with Âź teaspoon of salt and pepper. 3. Place mixture on each slice of bread.

Each month we will add recipes from a different country. This month we have chosen two recipes from Italy!

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What’s Cooking in QD?

15 – MINUTE CHICKEN PASTA IngredienTs 350g Farfalle (pasta bows) 300g Broccoli cut into florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 large boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard Juice of 1 large orange 25g flaked almonds, toasted ¼ cup dry white wine (optional) 4 eggs ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

SHOPPING LIST Pasta Broccoli Chicken breast Garlic Mustard Orange Flaked Almonds White wine Egg Parmesan Parsley


1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. 2. Throw in the broccoli 3 minutes before the pasta is cooked and continue to boil.

4. Mix the mustard with the orange juice in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken and simmer gently for a minute or two. 5. Drain the pasta and broccoli, reserving 3 tablespoons of water.

3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the chicken for about 5-7 minutes, adding the gar- 6. Toss the pasta and broccoli with the chicken and lic after 3 minutes. Cook until golden brown. stir in the water and almonds. Season well before serving.

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By Donne Liddiard

Xu Jing

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Qingdao QingdaoSailing Sailing


elcome back to Xu. He has successfully sailed around the seas of China’s East and Southern coasts. In an adventure mixed with hardship, big seas, strong winds, breakages, surfing down waves and fabulous sunsets, Xu has finally arrived back in Qingdao. Xu sailed his old, small J 24 yacht single handed around the seas of China. He was beset by fishing nets and strong winds and had to deal with punching into heavy seas for days at a time. Xu has only one hand but he makes up for this disability with a creativity and determination to succeed that is refreshing to see.

Xu sailed from Qingdao to Da Liam, Dandong, Rohao, Zhoushan, Taiwan, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Sanya, the Xisha Islands and back to Sanya. In the Taiwan Strait Xu was caught in a storm for two days. 40 knots of wind and 6 metre seas kept

him up on the deck for 2 days straight. His auto pilot was not strong enough to deal with the massive seas and big winds so he sat on the back deck steering his trusty little yacht through the tough conditions all through the day and night. He was cold, wet and hungry for many hours but had to keep going for fear of losing his boat. He was sponsored by: Doyle Sails who helped him with the sails, and technical advice, J Boat Asia, Gaastra , Karver, and Raymarine also worked with Xu to provided him advice, assistance and technical equipment for his voyage.……….. Come down and see his “China Dream” J 24 yacht back in the marina in Qingdao in a few week’s time.

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By Jeppe Mortensen See more pictures on next page

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Shanghai Boat Show

Check out the fantastic sails that we can make right here in Qingdao….

Safety and Survival at Sea Course An ISAF endorsed Safety and Survival at Sea course is being held in Qingdao on the 19 and 20 April, 2013. The course is a must for managers, sailors, maintenance and most boating industry personnel who are involved in the water sports industry. The course covers the main aspects of safety such as lifejackets, life rafts, fires, flares, and rescue techniques. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and your brain tested as there will be both practical and theoretical activities and exams. There is a limit of 70 participants for the course. For more information contact: Susan +86 18678902329

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By Jeppe Mortensen

Qingdao Sailing


hat are you doing from the 11 to 14 April? Well get yourself to the Shanghai International Boat Show (CIBS). It’s proving to be a popular event for boaties of all denominations. Be prepared for everything from row boats to luxury motor yachts, racing boats and grand tourers. Anyone interested in the Marine and Water Sports Industry will be there with equipment, gear and information that might not necessarily be available easily at other times. Check out the wine, the extreme sports gear, the test drives and the luxury… The Lewmar guys will be there so get your shackles, winch handles and ask all your technical questions of the guys. Doyle will be there making yachts go faster with their high tech sails and rigging knowledge.


The next generation:

Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Race will be only round-the-world yachting event to visit Cape Town in 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has an-

nounced that Cape Town will again be its official South African host port later this year with the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront being the fleet’s base in the city for the ninth edition of the unique global race. The fleet of twelve new 70 foot ocean racers will be a major attraction when it arrives in Cape Town in October; it is the world’s biggest and longest event of its type and will be the only round-the-world yacht race stopping in the city this year.

Legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race said: “Cape Town is one of the most recognised ports in the world with a long tradition of hosting boats and their crews. We are very pleased to be returning, especially with our new fleet; I know that our crews will be delighted to savour all that the ‘Tavern of the Seas’ has to offer and sponsors are always keen to explore new trade and investment opportunities here.”

Sir Robin became the first person to sail solo, nonstop, around the world in 1968-9. He created the Clipper Race in 1996 to train non-professional crew to take on the challenge of a lifetime - ocean racing under the guidance of a professional skipper. The event has grown in popularity over the years with ten South Africans signed up to compete in the 2013-14 edition of the race.

The impressive third generation Clipper Race fleet will be berthed at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s leading tourist destination, renewing a long-term partnership between the Clipper Race and the city, and showcasing its thriving maritime culture to a huge global audience. Cape Town’s strong sailing heritage is reflected in the number of international yacht races to which it has played host over the years, providing an excellent base for Clipper Race crew to relax and recover after taking on the infamously stormy South Atlantic on Leg 2 of the race from Brazil.

The Capital of the Western Cape has been a regular stopover on the Clipper Race and this year will be the seventh time that the fleet has stopped in the iconic city to enjoy a warm South African welcome and prepare for the extreme challenges of the Southern Ocean that lie ahead. At 40,000 miles this is the world’s longest ocean race and takes almost a year to visit 15 ports on six continents, including Qingdao. The Olympic sailing city will also boast an entry again; the fifth time the Chinese city will be represented around the world. By Clipper Ventures Plc/OnEdition

Find out more about the Clipper Race at:

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Qingdao Sailing

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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2013

Act 1 – Muscat

Red Bull Sailing Team lose Act 1 by the smallest of margins as The Wave, Muscat clinches victory!


t may not have been high speed racing on the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series opening Act in Muscat, Oman, but it was as tense as it gets, and in classic Extreme Sailing Series style, it came down to the final race for the winner to be decided. Defending champion Leigh McMillan and his team on The Wave, Muscat sailed a picture perfect day coming back from a 15 point deficit to Red Bull Sailing Team to claim overall victory, in the closest possible finish on their home turf.

the double Olympic gold medal-winning skipper Roman Hagara as his pre-race concerns about falling at the final hurdle came to fruition and tonight they will surely be thinking about what could have been. “In that last race we were good off of the start line, matching them (The Wave, Muscat), but in the end we were not fast enough and could not hold them off. There was no way to catch up and the courses are so short. I just hope we can do better in Singapore,” said Hagara.

Red Bull Sailing Team have been one of the form teams in Muscat this week, handling the big breeze open water racing on day one with equal skill as the light wind stadium racing. But it was not to be for

For the new skippers on Realteam, GAC Pindar and Team Korea who joined the party in Oman, each has

Just two points separated Red Bull Sailing Team and The Wave, Muscat going into the final double-pointer and the maths was simple – whoever performed better in that race, would win the Act. The invitational home team, Team Duqm Oman -with the winner of the inaugural Series back in 2007 Robert Greenhalgh at the helm- won the race, but The Wave Muscat did enough to secure victory after a tense battle. An elated, and slightly shell-shocked McMillan commented: “We have had a mixed bag this week but an exceptional day today, that’s just the way the sport is. You can’t always get it right, but today we did it when it absolutely mattered. I’m not sure if we will be able to go and pull something off like that again, at every event! It was a tall ask for the team today but I’m just delighted that we just managed to have such a good day.”

The Swiss America’s Cup winners Alinghi have been rock solid since the beginning of the Act, with the new pairing of skipper Ernesto Bertarelli and tactician Morgan Larson, who steered Oman Air to second place last season, leading the team to their first podium position since 2011. The SAP analytical data tells us they were the fastest boat on the course this week, at an average of 8.54 knots, and if they can get their distance sailed down, they could be on a course to victory. Trimmer Pierre-Yves Jorand said: “It was a great race, we have a great team and the addition of Morgan Larson is just huge for us and we are very, very happy with our third place. Obviously Ernesto, Yves and Nils are used to sailing together, we understand each other very well in these light conditions. Morgan made some great calls on the tactics as well as looking at the pulse and looking at the pressure. We didn’t start off too well today but we did it very nicely in the end, we are really happy!”

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Next stop, Singapore, where the fleet will race within the world famous Marina Bay Reservoir, from the 11th-14th April with a new invitational team, Team Aberdeen Singapore. Whilst conditions this year in Singapore are expected to be very light, there is no doubt that the high tension and close racing seen in Muscat will be repeated.

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 Act 1, Muscat, Oman standings after Day 4, 28 races (08.03.2013) Position / Team / Points 1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Musab Al Hadi, Hashim Al Rashdi 232 points. 2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spence 226 points. 3rd Alinghi (SUI) Ernesto Bertarelli, Morgan Larson, Pierre Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 218 points. 4th Team Duqm Oman (OMA) Robert Greenhalgh, Bleddyn Mon, Will Howden, Andrew Walsh, Nasser Al Mashari 185 points. 5th Team Korea (KOR) Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Mark Bulkeley, Sungwok Kim, Matt Cornwell 173 points. 6th GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Stewart Dodson, Harry Thurston, Shaun Mason 164 points. 7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Røssberg, Nicolai Sehested 153 points. 8th Realteam (SUI) Jerome Clerc, Bryan Mettraux, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Cédric Schmidt, Thierry Wasem 147 points.

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Qingdao Sailing

showed moments of brilliance, a sign of things to come this year and a testament to how strong the fleet is. Since winning a silver medal for New Zealand at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Peter Burling has been riding on a whirlwind - first skippering Team Korea in the America’s Cup World Series before making his Extreme 40 debut this week in Muscat and impressively steering his team to fifth place. Watch the interview with Burling as he talks about finding his way around the Extreme Sailing Series stadium race course here. Although this is only Act 1 of 8 international events this year, James Boyd, Editor of’s form guide certainly reads true for the Act here in Muscat, with Leigh McMillan sending out a message to the other teams that he is the Series favourite. But with all the teams taking part this season having the potential to challenge The Wave, Muscat, there is a feeling that 2013 is going to be one of the closest yet. Read James Boyd’s full form guide online here.

Wang, Yu Jun – a new case for QEC


he Qingdao Expat Charity (QEC) began 2013 with their monthly meetings commencing back after the holidays, on 25 February. The first new case for the committee’s consideration was Wang, Yu Jue, the young daughter to a farming family in Laixi area of Qingdao. The Wang family’s passed few years have become increasingly worse; they are apple farmers and due to poor, untimely harvest and lack of high volume of picking, the revenue for the family has been very serious. In the year 2000 her father was the victim of a car accident which placed the family in debt as they desperately struggled to give him the medical care he needed at that time.

Yu Jun was born in December 2007 and despite her condition being discovered in the earlier years of her life the family could not advance to the necessary life saving surgery due to the huge financial requirement. Yu Jun underwent diagnosis via the echocardiography; this showed there was a ventricular septal defect; membrane aneurysm has been formed; the electrocardiogram marked the left ventricular enlargement as a critical symptom. Now, as she approaches age 6 this

year she is of school attending age and the doctors strongly recommended her parents now consider the operation that would permit her to begin school on time, keep up with the physical demands and therefore be able to develop correctly. Congenital heart disease – (Ventricular Septal Defect) is not self-healing. On 25th February the QEC discussed the known facts and hospital reports. The operation was seen as an emergency and therefore went ahead very recently. QEC has made a contribution to this life-saving surgery. Yu Jun was in the post-operation stage and recovering in the children’s ward when QEC members visited days after.

We all wish Yu Jun a speedy recovery and a better future ahead as she will be able to commence her studies and bring joy to her family.

By Cathy Ben-David

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Qingdao Expat Charity

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HONG KONG The Fragrant Harbour The first settlers came to Hong Kong for fishing and salt production, tiny humble villages were scattered around the waters edge centuries ago. Later, trading and strategic military bases became the key business and purpose for Hong Kong during the British colonial reign between mid 1800’s to 1997. Still today the residents and visitors can see relics and continued systems of operation left by the British; please note British electrical sockets and driving on the left-hand side of the road remain! One piece of the colonial days is evident in some transport methods – the

Star Ferry remains virtually unchanged and the infamous Peak Tram that slowly climbs its way at incredible vertical angles to the unique viewpoint – Victoria Peak. During the last decades of colonial rule Hong Kong became an international finance centre which brought one skyscraper after another, adding and changing the skyline annually. Whether you are planning a fleeting weekend visit or a longer stay this part of the Far East is crammed with much to awaken your senses. There is something for all ages.

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Disney has a highly successful Disneyland Park on Lantua Island. home?name=HomePage Alternatively you could consider Ocean Park, which has been running longer than Disneyland and offers a stunning cable car journey within its area. There are animals including pandas too. Also on Lantua Island is the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery – one way to reach this large island is via the public ferry that leaves Central ferry pier on the hour and

It is well worth making sure you visit Central and Wan Chai areas of Hong Kong Island; the buzz, the pace, the lights, the fragrant cooking smells, local living, the craning of your neck as you look upwards the sky at the amazing height, tiny width and sheer volume of apartments compacted into each building. Day and night both offer a variety of pastimes and outdoor

pursuits. If you seek some “quiet retreat” from the neon streets then head over to the south side of Hong Kong Island to Stanley or Repulse Bay; the contrast is refreshing. Again, the public transport is excellent. The cuisine is excellent and the locals thoroughly enjoy meeting up with friends and family to share Dim Sum early lunch – there is no shortage of excellent restaurants. Join them in this idea – highly recommended. Both the islands and Kowloon do have parks and pockets of lush greenery to give a high standard of true urban living.

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If you enjoy shopping – you will be in for a treat – high end shopping is on every doorstep!

Whilst living and working in Qingdao, take advantage of the direct flights to Hong Kong and add another adventure to your time here.

Expat Travel

half past the hour, 24/7; which allows you to soak up more sights as you travel. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and weights 250 tonnes, made of bronze and is 34 metres tall.

By Cathy Ben-David

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Events April


Street Hockey Club A few Expats and locals have started a Street Hockey club and play every few weeks near Tian Tai stadium. Some Expats are teaching their Chinese colleagues how to play and having a lot of fun. If you are interested please contact Kirk Fleming via email to be added to their email distribution list They have the equipment that they all share and the only cost is upto 20 RMB/head to help pay for the field (shared costs amongst the players each time)

dy o b ry ! e v E join n ca Musical Monkeys

Coffee Morning

Friday 12th April Friday 26th April

Wednesdays 10.45 am

At Starbucks Marina City

Music Room at YCIS Qingdao Campus Building 7, 36 Laoshan Road

Come and join us for one of our Expat Coffee Mornings to make new friends, mix, mingle and catch-up with old ones. See page 26.

If you have a child aged 1 to 3.5 and you would like to continue with music for young children – this is for you!

Fore more information contact:

“Culture Club“

Post Work Mixer

Walk Inn Japanese Restaurant 4F Xinwen Zhongxin Buildning, 50 Hong Kong Middle Road

At Thai Me Up, #20-6 Yanerdao Lu

Thursdays 1 pm - 4 pm

2nd & 4th Thursday from 7 pm April 11th & 25th

Fun and cultural entertainment whilst learning this Chinese ancient game. Each player donates 20 RMB for the Qingdao Expat Charity.

Mix and mingle with other expats working in Qingdao. Special offers on food and drinks for all expats living in Qingdao. See page 26.

For more information contact:

Fore more information contact:

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9.30am Music Session (free of charge) 10.15am Snack & drink picnic (fruit provided) 10.15 – 11.00am Outdoor play 11.00am Shuttle bus return A basic Shuttle bus will be provided: Jin Hai 8.50am & Surf Plaza 9.15am (other pick-up places can be considered). For further details, please contact:

Running Evenings

Tuesday evenings at 7.15 pm

For everyone who is interested in running but is tired of running alone, come along for an easy run of about 60 minutes!

For more info or to get onto the mail list contact:

Parent & Toddler Playgroup Mondays 10 am-11.30 am

At Qingdao Community Centre If you are a parent with a pre-school child, toddler or baby and would like to meet others, please join. This is a weekly casual, self-run social session for you and your young child. Some toys and activities provided but please join to contribute your ideas and thoughts.

For more information contact:

Qingdao Hash House Harriers- Runners and Walkers

Saturday afternoons at 1 pm

Regular HHH runs for 60 - 90 minutes. Meet in the lobby of the Crown Plaza. Cost: 10 RMB to cover bus and beers. For more info or to get onto the mail list contact :

Table Games Afternoon At Qingdao Community Centre

At Qingdao Community Centre

Calling all aged 11+ to teens! Come and hang out with your friends twice a month. See page 21. 72 Tai Hang Shan Lu, Huangdao For more information contact:

Sunday Mornings 10 am - 11.30 am All foreign passport holders are welcome!

Gather to play the ancient Chinese game of mahjong and other board games of your choosing. The lounge area is open for adults to join for a casual afternoon.

InterContinental Hotel Auditorium 3 F,98 Aomen Lu. For more information visit: or contact:

For more information contact:

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April 12th 4.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Qingdao International Christian Fellowship

Thursdays 1.30 pm - 3 pm

r o f g

Youth Club

Qingdao International Business Association (QIBA) Wednesday April 24th from 6.30 pm

Hotel InterContinental 1F Cocktails at 6.30 pm Meeting start at 7 pm For more information contact:

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Out & About

Meeting place is by the Red Sculpture on May 4 Square

Upcoming Events CHINESE LANGUAGE LESSONS Are you interested in learning Chinese in a relaxed informal setting? Lily Wang will be giving lessons every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. Each 2 hour lesson costs 80RMB per person.

Anna Wu is currently offering two types of classes.
You can attend a Every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30PM 4 week cooking class where Anna will teach 4 dishes per class. in the YCIS QINGDAO gymnasium. Bring your friends from work and Each lesson will be 150RMB per come and join. We welcome begin- person, which includes all ingreners to advanced players. dients. She will need a minimum of 4 people for these classes. Anna also offers a single class for a miniADULT BASKETBALL


Every Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00pm in the QICC a certified Tai Chi instructor will give lessons. 1 lesson per week will cost 500RMB per person per month.

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COOKING CLASSES mum of 6 people per class. These classes will cost 170RMB per person. The classes will take place in the Qingdao International Community Centre in Huangdao. All her classes are in both English and Chinese.

If you have any questions or que-

ries regarding Qingdao’s first ever Community

Centre please email:

info@qingdaocommunitycentre. com

We always welcome feedback and would love to know what type of activities the Expat community


SOCCER CLUB Our Spring soccer club will run from 4-25 May 2013. We will have a club for children aged 3-6, which will be held at YCIS Qingdao Campus and a club for children aged 7-13, which will take place at QICC in Huangdao. A shuttle bus will be arranged to transport children from Qingdao to Huangdao, early booking is essential as there will only be one bus this season. Email info@qingdaocommunitycentre. com for more information.

YOUTH CLUB Calling all aged 11+ to teens! Come and hang out in the QICC with your friends twice a month. Next Youth Club will be on 12 April 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00. Supper will be provided for 40 RMB per person and we will have a tuck-shop available where children can purchase treats. Transport home can be provided for a small fee but this will need to be arranged via the QICC team

By Donne Liddiard

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Out & About

would like to see in the QICC.

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hair tip from the Hair Doctor

1. Treat yourself to a Salon Hair treatment from time to time. Unlike ordinary hair

conditioners, hair treatments boost the hair with added moisture, especially after any colour/highlighting.

2. Use the Hair Doctors “secret weapon” to control frizz, add moisture and give tex-

ture and shine. ”Nivea soft” face cream, not so effective for the face but fantastic for the hair! Here comes the Sun ! All the Best, Steve -The Hair Doc

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Out & About

With the dry winter weather now passing and the warmer, more humid weather approaching, hair condition may feel not only dry but frizzy too. The Hair Doctor Steve has two ideas for you to add moisture to the hair to maintain good condition and keep that annoying frizz under control.

Qingdao Expat Group presents:

St. George’s Night Red & White Party Mark your calendars for “St. George’s Night (patron Saint of England) Red & White Party”. Saturday, April 20, 2013 Lennon Bar, #20 Zuhai Lu 8.30 PM to late Theme: Red and White theme gear and accessories! Drinks Specials: RMB 10/Qingpi bottle RMB 15/Qingpi draft RMB 20/glass of mixed cocktails, local red or white wine and shots RMB 25/glass of imported red or white wine RMB 15/shot Red Drink shots In house live band Oriental Jam will regale you and your guests with currently popular music so put on those dancing shoes, party hats and bells and get ready to boogie the night away! Save Saturday 20th April on your calendars and come along with your family and friends, friends of friends to celebrate and have a great night out.

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Our Expat Representatives will answer your questions! Gerd Burkard

Preeti Chaudhary

Cathy Ben-David

Pia Vinchon-Tahon

Leo Van Echelpoel

Alex Schroeter &

Germany (Business Related) Phone: 139 6395 6259 E-mail: France Phone: 139 6398 5712 E-mail:

Andrew Wong

Hongkong Phone: 15053203088 E-mail:

India England Phone: 150 5322 7805 E-mail: catherinebendavid@ E-mail: Belgium Christlane Lawo-Fu Germany Phone: 136 7889 8189 E-mail: E-mail: deutscheinqingdao@

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Please send an email to

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Out & About


Questions about living in Qingdao?

QingdaoExpat Group presents:

POST WORK MIXER! 2nd and 4th Thursday of a Month

In April: 11th and 25th of April 2013 Mixer Location: Thai Me Up Restaurant, #20-6 Yanerdao Lu Directions/Lost: Call + 86-532-85038579 Starts from 7 pm. Special Offers for all expats! 10% discount on food ordered between 7:00 -9:30 PM. A big glass (0.33cl) of Thai Margaritas, Strawberry Margaritas, Pinacoladas, and Mojito’s at 25 RMB/glass. No RSVP required, just turn up at the above venue to mix/mingle with other fellow Expats living and working in Qingdao. But if you want to make sure to have a table for dining before 8 pm, please reserve it directly with Thai Me Up. Questions? Clarifications? Kindly email:

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Join us on our Coffee Mornings! Are you new in town? Or do you want to meet up with old friends? Come and join us for one of our Expat Coffee Mornings to make new friends, mix, mingle and catch-up with old ones or just to enjoy the stunning downtown view in some great company! Every Wednesday at Starbucks (next to H&M) Marina City, Olympic Sailing Marina. Begins at 10.45 AM.

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Birthdays in

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Josiane LAPLACE Kate Wheeler Elisabeth scelles

Leonz WILLIMANN (‘04) Jemma Gough Manuel Melega

Linus THELANDER (‘96)

Harman NG Avash Pandey Kuba Kulik

Jan. C. LUNDGREN Erich DÜNKI Arlo Ploumen

Mia GALBRAITH (‘04) Michael TEPFER Teodora LAZAROVABURNS Ida AKESSON Kai-Marcel Dodel Marc Gregory Elizabeth Overpeck Rosalia Colozza

Kylie NOONAN Grace Lee Donald Harrington Marissa Balough Siva Sivagnanam


Jang Won LEE Elena CORTES

Marina ESCRIBANO Signe LUND GEERTSEN Anne Heiberg Kitty Dooley

Daniela Angelika KNAPP (‘97)

Wei CHE Jordan Waddell Denise Molintas

Zoe Bruno



Janina Lorelai SIMION David Sloan

Emma JOHANSSON Helmut PROBST Adelle ASHELMAN (‘99) Josh Celik-Alvis Jesus Raso

Joseph JANIEC Won Suk LEE Tyla Botha

Jeremy VAN SLUYTMAN Vera Huang Colleen Cowley

Alicia SCHMELCHER (‘06) Jin Hua TENG Michelle Tan-Staples Jonathan Garber

Bo (Alice) FENG

Stephen EIGLES Lewis Ng

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