pandas, shui zhu yu and Dylan Wang

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[pandatherapy] happy birthday darling dumpling!!!

Next to Arashi and CNBLUE, I fangirl pandas. They’re stress-free than idols and I guess it’s more embarrassing to be dubbed a panda hater than an anti-fan so the panda fandom is virtually free of negativity. Yesterday, Taipei Zoo’s Yuan Zai turned one. When was it when baby dumpling had to be separated from her…

pandatherapy: how to cheer up a depressed panda

This is a cute but sad story. Remember Sijia, the smiling panda who lives in Yunnan? I used her photo for my post on happiness.     I first came to know her through the video below. See that adorable, smiling round face seemingly unperturbed over anything.     But apparently, Sijia not been smiling…

[blog] these are a few of my favorite things

(With apologies to Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and The Sound of Music.)   A weekend spent in bed without interruption Well-written fan fiction that feeds my addiction Dramas that leave me with only nice feelings These are a few of my favorite things     Tokyo, Taipei, London and Barcelona Travel, airplanes, iPod and…

pandatherapy: Taipei Zoo’s ‘little dumpling’

So today, it’s official: let’s call her Yuan Zai, Taipei Zoo’s darling panda girl. Everyone knows the precarious relations between Taiwan and China and while panda diplomacy may not smooth out the kinks between the two sides of the straits, everyone can be united in agreeing that Yuan Zai is the cutest thing to happen…

movie: TRAIL OF THE PANDA

TRAIL OF THE PANDA, which came out in 2009, is a treat for those who love the black and white furry creatures. Shot in Sichuan province, amidst the snowy and lush mountains that are the natural habitat of the giant pandas, the film combines both fact and fiction. The result is a very heartwarming story…

pandatherapy: Xiao Liwu, Bai Yun & Kai Kai

This is just too cute not to post. This is Xiao Liwu, San Diego’s sixth panda cub born last July, during his 18th exam: Photo from @sandiegozoo’s Flickr page and was captioned as “MINE!” That green ball is the cub’s new favorite toy. buzzfeed chose Xiao Liwu’s photo as the top happiest photo taken in…

pandatherapy: happy birthday Kai Kai!

My favorite panda in the entire world turned five today. He was born on September 14, 2007, in China. Happy birthday Kai Kai!!! In 2008 when he was one-year old, Kai Kai had a rather very eventful year. He appeared in the film, Trail of the Panda, as one of the 10 cubs in the…