Memories from the cover photoshoot
I’ve learned so much from everyone here. From our lunch time hangouts to in-office jokes to the draft after draft I’ve received every day since the start of the month, you’ve pushed me to become a better editor, writer, and person.
Growing up is hard. Even now, writing this editor’s note, I’m rereading every word, terrified of the idea of others reading what I’ve written and what they might think. It’s just as scary as taking the first step outside to write my first article. But without that first step I wouldn’t be where I am today, sharing with you all the wonderful stories we came up with under the theme “lessons on growing up”.
Even though we can’t travel outside of China, there are plenty of places sunny and sandy near Beijing to explore (p20). Don’t forget to grab your bags, cause we’re packing these three fun books that’ll make you seem like a literature genius to mom and dad (p10).
Frustrated by the heat? Keep cool with these traditional Beijing ice creams (p28) while discovering the hidden stories behind your favorite Beijing destinations (p26).