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Erica`s Sailing Adventure QICC Market Israeli Couscous September 2013


Family Welcome BBQ


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Clipper Round the World Erica`s Sailing Adventure Extreme Sailing Series Expat Travel


Half a day`s trip Outside Shanghai

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Out and About

20 Events in September 22 QICC Events September 24 Hair tip from The Hair Doctor 26 QICC Market 27 Expat Family Welcome BBQ 28 Post Work Mixer 28 Coffee Morning 29 Get Your Questions Answered

Expat Birthdays

What’s cooking in QD?

16 Israeli Couscous 17 Classic Potato Pancakes


Birthdays in September

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Qingdao Expat Charity news

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QINGDAO EXPAT MAGAZINE Editor in Chief Creative Director Marit Rambech Editorial Team Cathy Ben-David Preeti Chaudhary Events, Website & E communications Preeti Chaudhary Contributors Cathy Ben-David, Preeti Chaudhary, Donne Liddiard, Steve Mather, Leonie Corcoran, Erica Duan, Rita Nielsen, Jenny Ek Extreme Sailing Series & Clipper Ventures Plc/OnEdition. Cover Photo Jenny Ek

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Musings of the Creative team Hello and welcome to Qingdao!

Whether you have been out of town for the summer (and now back) or newly arrived – welcome.

Inside this issue you will catch all the details of activities, meeting places and more much regardless, of age and interest. A community comprises of its people and our international community has a wide range of nationalities with all sorts to offer. If there is an activity you are keen to start please share your ideas with us via

The big event to look for is the Welcome BBQ – this will be on Saturday 28 September and Preeti will email all those registered to receive the updates and news. The venue details are currently being arranged and Preeti will update you. If you have not registered to receive email updates – please feel free to sign up online:

Have a look inside this issue to find people, places and things to connect to. We wish you a lovely September – one of Qingdao’s most pleasant months with the weather! The Creative team

Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race London calling


ith just 10 days to go until the start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet are pictured setting off from the Solent past the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth Harbour for St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge, London. Locals, friends and family turned out to see the departure which included an impressive parade of sail, ahead of race start practice, marking the beginning of the crew’s adventure to take on the unique 40,000-mile challenge. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, chairman and founder

of the Clipper Race waved the crew off. He said: “Thanks to a tremendous effort by the Clipper Race team, skippers and crew, all twelve Clipper Race yachts were able to parade down the Gosport waterfront and out into the Solent with their mainsails set. “And what a great sight they made. This was the first time all the skippers had manoeuvred the new Clipper 70s in close company and they made a very good job of it.” The fleet’s journey to the Thames includes a final Level 3 training course, with the yachts scheduled

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Find out more about the Clipper Race at:

to arrive at Tower Bridge on Friday afternoon 23 August.

The Race Village in St Katharine Docks opens to the public on Saturday 24 August. Open boat tours of the Clipper 70s will be available until 30 August, from 11am until 6pm each day, along with a full schedule of race related activities, food stalls and entertainment.

The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet departs St Katharine Docks on Sunday 1 September. Leg 1 comprises two

races: a sprint to Brest, France and then over 4,800 miles to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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. For more information visit www.

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Erica`s Sailing Adventure


rica has just come back from her second lot of training on the Clipper yachts in the UK. Initially she was trained here in Qingdao with the rest of the Chinese team who are going to be sailing in the race. The team completed a first level introduction to the yacht and how it handles and gained experiences in general sailing techniques on the yacht. Erica explained that there won’t be a Chinese team but that rather the Chinese sailors will be split up amongst the fleet in order to give them the best experience. Clipper have spent a lot of time and money to ensure that not only will it be the voyage of a lifetime but they will come back with a whole range of skills, knowledge and understandings. Erica will gain experience in trimming and navigation and general sail handling on the yacht. She will be able to use her English language skills to develop cultural understandings

from a range of countries but more importantly use her excellent communication, sailing and cooking skills to give people an insight into the complex customs and culture of China.

Erica is one of the few Chinese sailors who do not get sea sick. She found the cold a problem when she went to the UK to train but even in strong winds and aggressive seas never felt sick. No doubt she will be a valuable asset to the crew and the skipper of the boat. Qingdao wishes our fit, strong, young sailor all the best. She is an inspiration to people all over the world and especially women.

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By Leonie Corcoran Pictures by Erica Duan

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Qingdao Sailing

Erica, one of Qingdao’s long term young sailors, has just come back from training for the Clipper round the World race. She is a young lady who has been working hard volunteering for both private and government organisations to get experience in the industry. In addition to studying full time at University she has been working, volunteering and sailing in many of the major sailing cities in China. She is known by many of the high profile sailors and officials as a hard working and bright young lady.

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2013 Full starting grid for Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff presented by Land Rover

• Alinghi recruit the talents of Olympic Champion Anna Tunnicliffe. • All change aboard GAC Pindar with London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark and four-times World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams amongst the crew. • Eight-strong fleet and a full starting grid with two further entries still to be announced.


number of high profile crew changes and two additional team entries still to be announced for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff presented by Land Rover, sees the Act shaping up to be one of the most closely contested of the Series to date, as the fleet prepare for four days of Stadium Racing hosted by the Cardiff Harbour Festival, over the UK Bank Holiday weekend, 23-26 August. After a down-to-the-wire battle between close rivals Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat at Act 5 in Porto just three weeks ago, the teams are now tied on points at the top of the overall Series leaderboard. While the Omani team has chosen to keep the same crew, Alinghi will welcome Olympic gold medallist and two-time ISAF World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe. Sailing in the ‘fifth sailor’ spot, a position designed to allow an amateur, young sailor or women to race, Tunnicliffe, who last sailed in the 2012 Series finale with GAC Pindar, said: “I am very excited about returning to the Extreme Sailing Series. The sailing is so fast and so exciting! The biggest thing I learned was how important it was to just be consistent. Getting a simple start and good results lead to great overall standings. The boats are very physical and the decisions have to be extremely

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quick. So having a plan well ahead of time helps everyone’s lives out.”

After handing the reigns of Realteam over temporally in Porto to Pierre Pennec where the team finished on the podium for the first time, Jérôme Clerc is back in the driving seat of his Swiss entry in Cardiff, this time having recruited the expertise of French sailor Tanguy Cariou - a familiar face on the

Potentially one of the most powerful teams on the starting grid will be aboard GAC Pindar, where it is all change with four of the five regular crew fighting hard in San Francisco for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Regular tactician Brad Farrand (NZL) is set to step up to the challenge of skipper and helm with final crew decisions still being made. Farrand explained, “With Will and the other ‘young ones’ competing at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup we have lined up an exciting squad for Cardiff which

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Qingdao Sailing

On the overall Series leaderboard, the double Olympic gold medallists of Red Bull Sailing Team remain in third position despite the efforts of the Danish duo of SAP Extreme Sailing Team who have been pushing the team hard over the last two Acts. Red Bull Sailing Team’s tactician, Hans-Peter Steinacher spoke about the importance of bettering their performance in Cardiff: “It is important for us - after the bad results in Qingdao and Porto - to sail with a clear mind and sail consistently, taking it race per race. Our team is strong and we have a lot of energy and spirit. We will show that in Cardiff”.

Series as a former Alinghi crew member. Speaking about the team’s latest addition, Clerc explained, “We know Tanguy very well. He has been active on Lake Geneva and in the Extreme Sailing Series for a long time. He will obviously bring in his great experience, and help us carry on progressing. It is always interesting to share other sailor’s experiences and points of view whilst keeping the focus on the fundamentals of our team. We feel like we are on the right track, and making steady progress!”

includes Søren Secher and Thomas Hedegaard from the SAP youth team and Tom Blampied from our New Zealand match racing team. We are in a great position to be able to decide the final crew member between Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark and Team GAC Pindar’s very own fourtime World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams, who will all be with us in Cardiff and as the event draws nearer we will be making a team call on the final crew member”.

After Cardiff the fleet will head to Nice, France, for the penultimate Act of 2013. Following the earlier postponement of the Istanbul Act in June, Event Organiser OC Sport had hoped to reschedule it to September. Unfortunately one of the teams could not agree to the rescheduled dates, and without the full agreement of all the teams for a relatively

late addition to the season’s planning, the decision has been reluctantly made to cancel. OC Sport look forward to taking the event back to the stunning venue of Istanbul in the future.

Looking ahead to the Series finale, recent wellpublicised circumstances in Rio de Janeiro have forced the organisers to reconsider the location of the final Act of 2013. Whilst there will still be Extreme 40 VIP and media activity in Rio before the Act, the organisers will announce details of a new final Act 8 location in Brazil on the original published dates of 14-17 November.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 Cardiff Presented by Land Rover Team List Alinghi Skipper/Helm: Morgan Larson (USA) / Tactician: Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) / Mainsail Trimmer: Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI) / Headsail Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI) / Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI) Current Series ranking: 2nd position GAC Pindar Skipper/Helm: Brad Farrand (NZL) / Tactician: TBC / Mainsail Trimmer: Thomas Hedegaard (DEN) / Headsail Trimmer: Søren Secher (DEN) / Bowman: Tom Blampied (NZL) Current Series ranking: 6th position

Realteam Skipper/Helm: Jérôme Clerc (SUI) / Tactician: Bruno Barbarin (FRA) / Mainsail Trimmer: Tanguy Cariou (FRA) / Headsail Trimmer: Cédric Schmidt (SUI) / Bowman: Thierry Wasem (SUI) Current Series ranking: 5th position

Red Bull Sailing Team Skipper/Helm: Roman Hagara (AUT) / Tactician: Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT) / Mainsail Trimmer: Matthew Adams (GBR) / Headsail Trimmer: Simon Cooke (NZL) / Bowman: Graeme Spence (AUS) Current Series ranking: 3rd position

SAP Extreme Sailing Team Co-Skipper/Helm: Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) / Co-Skipper/Tactician: Rasmus Køstner (DEN) / Mainsail trimmer: Peter Cumming (GBR) / Headsail Trimmer: Mikkel Røssberg (DEN) / Bowman: Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Current Series ranking: 4th position The Wave, Muscat Skipper/Helm: Leigh McMillan (GBR) / Tactician: Ed Smyth (NZL) / Mainsail Trimmer: Pete Greenhalgh (GBR) / Headsail Trimmer: Musab Al Hadi (OMA) / Bowman: Hashim Al Rashdi (OMA) Current Series ranking: 1st position

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hanghai offers sights and experiences ranging the full spectrum from “ye olde Shanghai”, the early 20th century era and of course some of the world’s famous skyscrapers and buildings that have now become the typical postcard photo. People flock to Shanghai for its shopping and nightlife but if you wish to be taken back further in time, then here is an idea for you.

ZhuJiaJiao ancient town is about one hour’s bus ride west of Shanghai centre. To the west of Shanghai city is a delta of twisting river outlets, providing great waterways for trading many centuries ago. There remains an active town today. Its arched bridges and tiny lanes date back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. This

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The area is quite well organized for its scores of annual visitors; there is a Tourist Information Centre on the outskirts. Here you can pick up a map showing you the named lanes and locations of temples, pagodas and gardens. The high arched bridges are symbols of its era and once you tread these stones you enter the enchanted and (virtually) untouched old way of life. Many of the narrow lanes are the passages leading to homes and their fronts have opened up to have stalls selling the usual

treasures of China. Generally these are respectfully dressed to display their wares. Turning corners you encounter one scene after another that lure you into its history and culture. You may opt for a calming paddle on a local’s boat, serving as a water taxi. Zigzagging from one point of interest to another it can really add to the experience. At the Tourist Information Centre you can purchase an all-inclusive visitor’s ticket that allows you into many points of interest and a boat ride too. Expect to pay about 80RMB for the longest route, which gives entrance tickets too. There are numerous local eating houses and surprisingly even a beautiful and “environmentallyblended-in” Starbucks on the outskirts! If you enjoy soaking up the old China and meandering, collecting artistic photos for your album, then this is going to give you all that – and I hope a little more too!

By Cathy Ben-David

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Qingdao Travel

water town is also known as Pearl Stream. You can take the public bus from downtown Shanghai (see details below) and the single ticket will cost you a maximum 12RMB. The bus will arrive at another bus terminal in the same named town. However, upon exiting the bus terminal, follow on foot the street signs directing you the short ten-minute walk to the entrance of the ancient town. Do not be surprised to be invited to ride in a rickshaw – the choice is yours! (about 20RMB.)

Travel Information: Special Bus Line from People’s Square (RMB 9, 1 hour and 45 minutes)

Special Bus Line from Puan Road Bus Station ( RMB 12, 1 hour and 10 minutes)

“ Its arched bridges and tiny lanes date back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties”

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Expat Home Cooking:



Israeli Couscous (Tabouli) IngredienTs • 1 cup couscous • salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 lemon, zested and juiced • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 cup finely chopped parsley • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint • 2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced • 3 small onions, chopped

METHOD 1. Bring a medium-size saucepan of salted water to a boil over medium heat. 2. Add the couscous and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. 3. Drain the couscous and set aside to cool. 4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and zest with the olive oil to make a vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 5. In a large serving bowl, mix together the couscous, parsley, cilantro, mint, tomatoes, and onions. Toss with the vinaigrette and season to taste. Allow it to sit for at least a half hour before serving.

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This recipe makes approximately 25 latkes (serves 4-6) IngredienTs • 5 medium to large potatoes • 1-2 onions • 3 eggs • ¼- 1/3 cup flour or matzah meal • 1-2 teaspoons salt • ¼- ½ teaspoon pepper • Olive, peanut, or canola oil for frying

mETHOD 1. Peel potatoes. This can be done in advance (for a few hours) if you keep the potatoes in cold water. 2. If using a hand grater, grate the potatoes and onion on fine side of the grater. Otherwise, cube potatoes and onion and process in a food processor or in a blender with a little bit of water. Drain excess water right away, and squeeze out any remaining liquid. 3. Pour the potato-onion mixture into a large bowl and add the eggs, flour, and spices. Tip: add the flour a bit at a time and mix well, until the mixture thickens and sticks together. 4. Pour oil in a large pan to a depth of ½ -1 inch, and heat on medium-high flame. Alternatively, you can use oil spray on a Teflon pan. 5. Lower the flame once oil is sizzling hot (when bubbles form around a wooden spoon inserted into the oil) and add several tablespoons of the batter (one heaping tablespoon per latke). 6. Fry until golden brown (approximately 5 minutes) then turn over and fry on other side until golden brown as well (another 2-3 minutes). 7. Drain latkes on plate covered with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Continue to make latkes, using more oil as needed. 8. Serve with sour cream or applesauce on the side. Greek-style yogurt.


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Expat Home Cooking

You can replace some (or all) of the potatoes with the same number of large carrots or zucchini, for carrot or zucchini potato pancakes.

Qingdao Expat Charity News The summer time is usually the peak time to see movement, incoming and outgoing, of expatriates changing their place of work and living. If you are new to the city – welcome. Qingdao Expat Magazine - 18


Qingdao Expat Charity

e would like to introduce our community charity, Qingdao Expat Charity (QEC). Running more than a decade now, totally by a succession of volunteers, the charity has been able to evolve through the changing times. Committee members of QEC usually meet one evening a month at the Intercontinental Hotel. The next meeting is scheduled for 2 September at 19:00; if you are reading this introduction just days too late to join, please still contact via for the next date. Here is what to look out for this autumn and winter for fund raising and involvement:

Picnic for local supported school children: taking our group of sponsored children off to Polar Ocean and a visit to the beach. Winter Ball: look out for the invitation to purchase tickets in QEM during October and November. Christmas Market: 5 – 8 December, we will have a stall selling delicious mulled wine, soups and baked goods.

Second-hand shop: working with AGAPE local group. Please contact the following QEC members to know when and where the collection points will be. Linda (Chinese and English languages) Kelly (English)

We welcome volunteers, whatever your interest, skills or desire to help.

By Cathy Ben-David

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Coffee Morning Wednesdays 10.45 am At Starbucks Marina City

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 28.

Fore more information contact:

Table Games afternoon

Musical Monkeys

Thursdays 1.30 pm - 3 pm

For next dates please email:

At Qingdao Community Centre

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

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.

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!

For 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 email

Street Hockey Club

For more information contact:

Post Work Mixer

Qingdao Hash House Harriers - Runners and Walkers

2nd & 4th Thursday from 7 pm September 12 & 26

Saturday afternoons at 2 pm

At Thai Me Up, #20-6 Yanerdao Lu

Regular HHH runs for 60 - 90 minutes. Meet in the lobby of the Crown Plaza. Cost: 10 RMB to cover bus and beers.

Mix and mingle with other expats working in Qingdao. Special offers on food and drinks for all expats. See page 28. Fore more information contact:

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

y d o yb r e Ev join! can Qingdao International Christian Fellowship

Qingdao International Business Association (QIBA)

Sunday Mornings 10 am - 11.30 am

Wednesday September 25 6.30 pm

All foreign passport holders are welcome!

QIBA meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month

InterContinental Hotel Auditorium 3 F,98 Aomen Lu.

Hotel InterContinental 1F. Cocktails 6:30 pm Meeting start at 7 pm

For more info visit or send an email to

For more information contact:

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Out & About

A few Expats and locals have started a Street Hockey club and play every few weeks near Tian Tai stadium. 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)

Upcoming Events ICT Course The QICC in association with YCIS Qingdao will host its first ICT course. This course will be four weeks long. Each week will focus on a different area of ICT. Applicants can choose the weeks they wish to attend or they can attend all four sessions. Each session will cost 200RMB and will include a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The outline of the course will be as follows: Saturday 31 Aug, Week 1: Introduction to ICT and how to set up email accounts. Saturday 7 Sept, Week 2: Microsoft Office – Word, Powerpoint and Excel


The Qingdao Community Centre will host a family day on the 26th October 2013 from 2pm to 5pm to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the QICC. There will be lots of fun activities and games for children throughout the afternoon. The balloon man will be there to entertain the smaller children and a bouncy castle will be available. If the weather is still warm we will designate an area for water play so remember to bring your swimming

Saturday 14 Sept, Week 3: Apple iLife suite – music creation with GarageBand.

Saturday 21 Sept, Week 4: Video editing with iMovie and iPhoto. Adobe Photoshop – How to manipulate and create exciting and interesting effects.

All classes will be run by experts in the particular ICT field. Each class will consist of two sessions. The format will be as follows: 10.30 – 12.30 Morning session 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch 1.30 – 3.30 Afternoon session costumes!

Families can bring their own picnic baskets for lunch or alternatively a light lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase. All expats and their families are welcome to attend this event. Tickets cost just 10RMB for adults and 20RMB for children and can be bought from YCIS Qingdao school office or at the gate upon arrival. Remember to bring some small change to support our charity raffles.

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The Kinder Club The next Kinder club will begin again in October. The club will engage children along with their parents in a variety of creative, fun, physical and enriching activities. These will include stories, crafts, cooking, outdoor games and much more. Each session will require pre-registration as well as a small fee for materials and other miscellaneous items.

The Kinder Club will be hosted in English only and will be open to foreign passport holders.


Ayi training course


Sandor Nagy, an experienced soccer coach from Beijing is currently running a soccer club at QICC on Sunday afternoons. He accommodates a variety of age groups.

We will host an Ayi training course where an experienced Ayi who has worked for Expat families for a couple of years will be able to share her knowledge with other Ayi’s. This course will be hosted on Tuesday 24 September from 1pm to 3pm in the QICC. This course is open to all Expats and their respective Ayi’s.

The first QICC Monthly Market will begin on Saturday 31st August 2013. We are looking for vendors who would like to sell items at this market.

If you would like to find out more information or would like to know when the next soccer club will begin you can contact Sandor:

Registration via emai to Laura on Address: QICC 72 Tai Hang Shan Lu, Huangdao.

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If you are interested please email: This market will be open to anyone living in Qingdao.

Out & About

If you would like to use the QICC for a class or workshop of your own you can contact: We are always looking for new and exciting activities for the Qingdao community.

Well Autumn is coming and time to give your hair a little boost this season. Here are few options to think about to add a little “spice” to your look!

Brunettes The very fashionable right now “ Ombre” look always adds interest to your hair while keeping it natural too. Lightened ends that blend from your natural colour to lighter ends,which can be vibrant and exiting or subtle and toned. All depending how daring you wish to be !!! Why not add some light copper or warm chocolate highlight slices

Blonds in between your regular blond ones? These can be a little bold to add texture, dimension and a more edgy feel to your blond flowing locks !

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Dark / Asian To add texture and interest to a very dark natural colour and to avoid creating something “fake” add some rich edgy purple chunky highlight pieces and if you want to go further, then some light ash brown pieces too!! These are through the longer top layers and hairline, keeping the lower layers your natural dark colour. This keeps it natural but adds dimension and texture to dark hair !

For those less daring why not let the Hair Doc add a few “random” colour pieces to your hairstyle? Subtle or vibrant,that little signature could make all the difference ! Happy Autumn everyone! Qingdao Expat Magazine - 25

Out & About

Red Heads Spice up your auburn hair with some intense rich copper highlight pieces and combine them with a scattering of deep coffee or caramel colour slices to add more dimension and depth to your colour, making you look natural but vibrant too !!



31 AUGUST 2013 – 12pm – 2pm Free entry! Come and see what is on offer. If you would like to rent a table to sell something at the market please contact: for more information

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Qingdao Expat Group Presents:

September 4–9 PM

Out & About

2013 e m o y c l i l e m a W F Expat

28th Venue to be announced, please keep an eye out for our community announcememnt emails, our website and our Facebook page. Advanced purchase tickets only, non-refundable. NO TICKET SALE AT THE DOOR . Adults & children over 12 years: RMB XXX/ticket (to be announced). 6-12 years – RMB XXX/ticket to be announced). Children 0 - 6 years FREE. Ticket sale will start soon. Prices, ticket purchase and pick up details will be sent out upon receiving email booking / registration via: Questions/to know more: Facebook: To get on to the mail list to receive community announcement emails please join by registering:

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QingdaoExpat Group presents:

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

September - 12th and 26th 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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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@

Help our Newbies! Interested in being a contact person?

Please send an email to

Photo: Marit Rambech

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