Monday, December 29, 2008

My New Nephew - Sawyer Farr

I was lucky enough to be able to go back to the good old US and A for Christmas this year. However, the main reason I really wanted to go back was because my sister and her husband, Emily and Jeremy, were having their first baby really close to Christmas. I have to admit that having my older sister pregnant is pretty wild and crazy. She stayed pretty healthy and even kept working until the last couple days before the birth. I don't think I would be so diligent and would probably end up laying in bed the last month, eating full bags of Doritos in one sitting. By going home around two weeks before Christmas, I was able to be there before Sawyer was born. It was pretty cool to be there for that. Here are a couple pictures we took a few days before Sawyer was born:
Wes and Em
Dad, Mom, Emily, and Wes
Sawyer was born on Saturday, December 20, 2008. He weighed 9 pound and 15 ounces, which apparently is really huge. Because he was such a big baby and had a big head, he had to be born by c-section. He was born with curly, blond hair and I think Emily and Jeremy received about a million compliments on what a cute and large baby they have. He is definitely a little man, that's for sure.
Emily and Sawyer
Jeremy and Sawyer doing the "Lion King" pose
We were able to visit Emily, Jeremy, and Sawyer a lot at the hospital. Of course, everyone was taking a lot of pictures. Sawyer's dodgy uncle Wes was even able to hold him for a little bit.
Sawyer and his hair
I think Sawyer already has more hair than his uncle Wes
Gage, Wes, and Sawyer
Sawyer and I Look at the size of that boy's feet
I was able to stay in Utah for about one week after Sawyer was born. We visited the new baby a lot during that time. I'm sure that I'm not the first one to observe that newborn babies are basically sleeping, eating, and pooping machines. Emily and Jeremy are pretty lucky to have such a good looking baby.
Sawyer at one week
Wes and Sawyer
This was the first time that I was able to be around a new born baby. My other two nephews I wasn't able to see until they were already a bit older. It was great to be home for this and I wish Emily, Jeremy, and Sawyer the best.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cleantech Forum in Shanghai

As part of my efforts to meet more people involved with Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, I went to Shanghai from December 3 - 5 to volunteer for a forum that was being held about Cleantech. The event was being organized by the Cleantech Group, which is basically a membership organization that tries to connect entrepreneurs with investors in the Cleantech industry. I figured that the forum would be a good opportunity to meet people involved in the industry, as well as see some of the latest trends and innovations. It all started a month or so before the forum when I emailed the Cleantech Group and asked if I could get involved. They said I could attend the event for free as a volunteer (normally it is pretty expensive to attend) and when I had some downtime, I could attend the speaking sessions and talk to the entrepreneurs and investors. The forum was held at the Hyatt in the Pudong side of Shanghai. It was pretty luxurious, something I am not really used to these days. The first day the Cleantech Group employees and all the volunteers met to prepare and setup for the forum. There were around 15 volunteers total and after introductions I realized I was the only non-MBA student who was volunteering and probably the youngest person at the forum. This was both good and bad. On the one hand it was good to gain some experience at a forum like this at a younger age than most other people. However, during some of the networking sessions I had to make more effort to talk with people since most of them weren't really looking to meet a relatively inexperienced person like me.
Volunteering at Cleantech Forum
The next two days at the forum there were full day sessions of businessmen, professors, or other industry experts speaking about the Cleantech industry. Some parts were one person giving a speech and others were panels with four or five people discussing a particular topic. My favorite parts of the forum, though, were the "Deal Flow" sessions. In these sessions, start-up companies had eight minutes to pitch their ideas, with two minutes for Q&A. While no investment was guaranteed from these presentations, it was a good opportunity for the start-ups to pitch their ideas to all the Venture Capital firms and other investors attending the conference. Despite all the rhetoric around the environment and "saving the planet", the one common purpose of all the people attending the forum was definitely money. The start-ups needed investment money to get their businesses going, the Venture Capital firms wanted to find promising companies from which they would be able to get a good return on their investment, and even I wanted money in the form of finding a potential job. It was really interesting to see the process of making deals and to see the new ideas in the field. The start-ups ranged from solar power, water treatment, clean coal technology, home "grid" management, and many more. To be honest, a lot of the ideas presented at the conference did not seem to be that groundbreaking, but more incremental improvements of existing ideas. One of the speakers at the forum gave a reason for that. He said that mostly start-ups in China are about making a viable business, whereas in the US the start-ups often shoot for the fences, looking for a huge financial payout and trying to come up with a game changing technology. This difference is mainly due to the fact that in the US they have more money going into the investments and are able to take a longer term perspective, allowing millions of dollars and several years to pass without expecting a return on the investment.
Session at Cleantech Forum
As a volunteer, we mostly just had to help with registering the forum attendees and help out during the sessions, getting microphones to people with questions. Those two things did not really require too much time, so there was plenty of time to attend all the sessions and network during breaks, lunches, and the receptions at night. I was able to meet a lot of people and talked a lot about Cleantech. Everyone was giving out business cards like crazy and I must have given and received around 40 or 50 cards. I'm sure some of the better VC firms and startups must have given out at least a hundred.
Networking Dinner
During the networking sessions, it was especially interesting to talk to the entrepreneurs who were working on a start-up. An interesting thing about the entrepreneurs is that they did not necessarily seem to be a lot more intelligent or innovative than a lot of people I know from my days at Northwestern or Deloitte. Even during the "Deal Flow" sessions, when the start-ups were pitching their ideas, I definitely saw a lot of decks, or Powerpoint Presentations, that could use some cleaning up by a few consultants. I think my old roommates from 1741 Melrose could have thrown together a presentation better than a lot of the start-ups there. To me, the main difference that separates entrepreneurs from other people is their willingness to take such a huge risk. Working for 2-5 years for little to no salary, 60 - 80 hours a week, with no guarantee of a huge financial payout is a risk a lot of people are not willing to take. Attending the Cleantech Forum was a great experience and I was able to learn a lot about how start-up companies get investment money from Venture Capital groups or other investors. Unfortunately for my job search, though, most people were looking to make deals at the forum, not hire someone. Who knows, though, because I made a lot of contacts and you never know where a job opportunity will come from. Regardless, it was interesting to take part and learn more about the industry. All these conferences and forums I am going to will help educate me in the Cleantech industry and make me more knowledgeable about business in general. I also was able to stay in Shanghai, see some of the city, and do some Christmas shopping at the counterfeits market. What could be better? I'll leave you with a few pictures, with a few more online at:
Financial Trade Center on Left and Hyatt on Right
Pearl Tower at Night
Financial Trade Center on Left and Hyatt on Right
Pudong at Night

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hong Kong (Again): Mini-Northwestern Reunion

Two weekends ago I had to go to Hong Kong again as required by my visa rules. I went a little earlier than I needed to because a friend of mine, Dara, from Northwestern was planning a trip through Asia and was going to stop in Hong Kong for awhile. Mr. Dara Dowlatshahi is now a PhD student at Stanford and he had just finished an important part of his PhD, so he was doing some celebrating. I figured I might as well meet up with him so I could hang out with some friends and also take care of the re-entry I needed for my visa. The people I normally meet up with from Northwestern in China weren't able to come for this weekend, so I ended up staying with Dara at his friend Peter Park's apartment. Peter and one of his roommates also went to Northwestern, so it appears that this weekend was slowly forming into some kind of a Northwestern reunion. I flew down to Hong Kong from Hangzhou on Friday and arrived in the downtown area in the early afternoon. Dara had already met up with Peter, so I met up with them at Peter's office building. Peter had to keep working, so Dara and I did a little wandering around on our own. We did a lot of catching up since it had been at least one or two years since we had last seen each other. We also caught some nice views of the city.
Bank of China Building
Hong Kong Night Street View
Once Peter and his roommate Ike finished work, we all met up for an excellent hot pot dinner. A hot pot dinner basically has one or two different kinds of boiling broths in which you cook thin slices of meat, meatballs, or vegetables at your table. After dinner we went out in Lan Kwai Fong and meet up with even more Northwestern people. It was pretty crazy, definitely the most people I had seen from Northwestern since I have been in China. One girl, Sherry, even worked at Deloitte in Chicago for two years before coming to China, just like me. Seems that it is truly a small world.
Dara and Wes
Peter, Amy, Dara, Wes, and Sherry (NU people)
The next day, we first went and got some dim sum for brunch. Then, a few of us went on a short hike call the "Dragon's Back". It is called that because the path goes up and down a few small peaks that look like the bones in a dragon's back. The weather was great, although it was really windy at some of the peaks. The views were amazing and you could see the ocean, islands, beaches, golf courses, high rises, and pretty much anything else. Truly a reminder that Hong Kong has something to suit nearly anyone's tastes.
Ocean and Island View Ike, Wes, Peter, and Dara Golf Anyone? Beach and Ocean
That night we went and saw two of the major tourist sites in town. First, we went to the Avenue of the Stars, which is similar to the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Basically, it has a bunch of stars on the walkway for famous Actors and Actresses, such as Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. Since the Avenue of the Stars is across the bay from Hong Kong island on the Kowloon side, there is also an amazing view of the Hong Kong skyline. At nighttime it is especially cool with all the buildings lit up.
Hong Kong Skyline
Bruce Lee Statue
After seeing the Avenue of the Stars, we went back to the Hong Kong side and took the tram up to the Peak. The Peak offers a great view of the Hong Kong skyline from above and is also great to see at night. It was very windy at the top and very cold at night, so we basically just took some pictures and a minute or two to soak in the view, then left. I tried a few different settings on my camera and took around 300 pictures, so here are two of the better takes.
Skyline View
Skyline View
So windy that even my hair was blown back
The next day, Sunday, unfortunately my time in Hong Kong was at an end. Everytime I go to Hong Kong I realize how much I like the city. It really has something to offer for everyone and I especially enjoy the ocean, the skyline, and the surrounding mountains. Although, it's pretty expensive compared to mainland China and most people there roll pretty deep. Most people make money in Hong Kong and spend it in China because their money goes a long way there. I'm making my money in China and spending it in Hong Kong. I think I'm doing it wrong... Here are some more pics of Hong Kong:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Flaming Age Restaurant Review

As promised, I am going to do more blog posts. Right now, I am trying to get a part-time job as a food critic for an expat group operating in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. I am not an experienced writer, but it seems that a lot of things coming my way right now are writing jobs. I think it would be awesome to be a food critic and to eat for free at some of the best restaurants in town. To apply for the job, I need to submit a restaurant review. I figured it would be interesting for everyone to see some of the kinds of food I have been eating here. so I am going to post the review on here. Let me know if the review is good or if it is a pompous pile of crap.
Flaming Age Restaurant

火红年代餐馆(huǒhóng niándài cānguǎn)

From a distance, Flaming Age Restaurant appears to be a standard Chinese restaurant. Passersby would probably pay no special attention to the restaurant, but within the walls are some dishes that will set your tongue on fire. Flaming Age Restaurant is a Hunan restaurant and is visibly proud of its heritage, with many pictures of Mao Zedong from throughout his lifetime hanging on the walls, being that Mao hails from Hunan province. Flaming Age Restaurant has an extensive menu, but it seems that all the restaurant patrons were getting the marquee dish, which is 湘西土匪鸡 (xiāng xī tǔfěi jī), or West Hunan Bandit Chicken. West Hunan Bandit Chicken is a dish of small, lightly breaded piece of chicken with garlic, chives, and several kinds of peppers, which make it a very spicy dish. Despite having asked the server for a less spicy version, it still required substantial amount of tea and beer to extinguish the spiciness. Nevertheless, the spiciness provided and excellent flavor and it is a very delicious dish.
West Hunan Bandit Chicken
The other dish ordered was 豆豉茄子煲 (dòuchǐ qiézi bāo), or roughly Stewed Eggplant and Fermented Soybeans. This dish mostly consists of eggplant with some garlic, peppers, and fermented soy beans covered in a mildly spicy sauce. Despite the awkward English translated name, this is one of the better vegetables dishes.
Stewed Eggplant and Fermented Soybean
Flaming Age Restaurant offers a great selection of Hunan dishes at reasonable prices. The waitstaff was friendly and the restaurant's decor is simple, but tidy. For someone with a taste for spicy Hunan food, Flaming Age Restaurant provides an excellent experience.

China Update

It's been awhile since I've written a post on the old blog. I've been a bit busier lately, but I also am just a bit lazy sometimes. A lot of things have been changing, but some things have stayed the same. I'm still looking for a full-time position in the clean tech or renewable energy industry, but have taken a few part-time jobs to either make money or to get involved in clean tech, even if it is only a marginal role. Teaching English is by far the most common position for foreigners, at least in Hangzhou, and there are plenty of positions available. I had several people offer me some part-time roles, but avoided teaching for a long time. However, I finally decided to get a few hours a week, at least to pay for some of my living expenses and also to meet some Chinese people. The first teaching position I got was at a company. A friend of mine asked if I wanted to teach English, but I figured that it was most likely at a school or teaching someone one-on-one. However, I found out that it was at a company called Webex, which is owned by Cisco Systems, a large American Information Technology company. It was pretty coincidental that it was an American company that specializes in an area that is similar to my own background. The Hangzhou office of Webex has around 300 people and is almost idential in appearance to most IT departments I saw during my days at Deloitte. At Webex, I teach some small conversational classes with younger employees, as well as have one-on-one conversation sessions with the Hangzhou office manager. I especially enjoy meeting with the office manager. His English is already pretty good, but he wants someone to discuss higher-level topics with in English. He's a very frank, smart guy who doesn't mind telling the situation in China whether it is good or bad. We normally talk about economics and politics and it is very interesting to get the Chinese opinion on some of these issues. I have learned a lot through these sessions and would probably do them for free, but since they're offering to pay me money, I might as well take it right? My second English teaching job is at Web International School, which has a name suspiciously close to Webex, but I can assure that I do work at two different places. My roommate helped me get a part-time position at this school because he works there. Web is mainly for older people, so we get a lot of businessmen or adults looking to learn something new. At Web, I do pretty much the same thing as at Webex, which is teach English corners. Basically, an English corner is conversational practice about a specific topic for one hour. I normally just choose a topic I'm already familiar with so I don't have to do any preparation. I've done corners about the NBA, movies, the US election, and, by request, even about American Weddings, which bothered me because I had to research the topic. By far the most popular class I've done was one devoted to American slang, by which I mean more idioms such as "ballpark figure" or "take a rain check". I'm considering having an advanced slang class where I discuss ebonics, but that might be too difficult. After my initial hesitation to teach English, I am really glad that I am teaching because I enjoy it a lot more than I thought. At times it can be difficult, but mostly the Chinese students are very eager to learn and ask a lot of questions, so it makes my job easy. It has also improved my public speaking skills by having to basically give impromptu speeches for one hour at a time. However, as a former consultant, I'm considering making some decks (Powerpoint presentations) to more clearly illustrate the concepts I am trying to teach. What can I say, it's the only way I know how to work. My third part-time job is writing some business cases for this corporate responsibility group in Shanghai. They normally write about clean tech topics, so it's right up my alley. Basically, I just choose a topic from a list they have and write a 5-10 page business case about it. For example, the first case I have started on is about the Rural Energy Development Program, which is a program in China that allows businesses to get subsidies if they develop clean energy sources, e.g. wind farms, solar farms, or micro-hydro power, in rural areas in China. I haven't done too much work for this yet, but if I get anything published to their website, I will share the link on this blog. So, with my part-time jobs and my personal Chinese tutoring and study, my days are getting a lot busier, hence the lack of blog posts. I would have to say that my schedule is getting scarily close to a normal work week and that I am pretty upset at this fact. Despite the part-time jobs, I have to admit that things haven't been going as quickly as I would have hoped on the full-time job search front. My initial approach to the job search seems to have been somewhat ineffective. I had mostly been applying to jobs on websites or through email and I think that it is very difficult to get quality contacts or people reading your resume through that method. After several months of this method, I realized I needed to try something new. It reminds me of an Einstein quote: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Just because I had stopped shaving my beard and had let my fingernails grow long doesn't mean I was becoming crazy, but a change is always good. My new approach focuses on meeting people in-person. This sounds eerily like "networking", a practice I previously abhorred and sometimes associated with brown-nosing, but I have realized that it isn't all that bad if it connects two people who have similar interests and can help each other. My opinion of networking will probably change back after I have found a job, though. I figured that the best way to meet people interested in clean tech would be to attend some forums about the topic. There are several forums or conferences these days in clean tech as it is a growing field here in China and the government puts a lot of emphasis in this area. Last weekend, there was an expo in Hangzhou called the "2008 China International Sustainable Economy Industrialization Expo" in the typically verbose Chinese fashion. Basically, the expo provided an opportunity for companies to show businesses, governments, and the public their products or services for sustainable development. As such, there were a lot of clean tech companies.
Hangzhou World Trade Center and Sustainability Expo
On Saturday, I attended a forum at the expo on renewable energy, where business leaders and government officials spoke about current technologies and solutions. They had interpreters for English and Chinese, so depending on what language the speaker was using, you could put on a headset and tune in to a channel with English. It was pretty cool and I felt pretty important with my headset on, making sure to squint with extreme concentration to prove that I was paying attention to the speaker.
Speaker at Renewable Energy Forum
Notice the Headphones on Whitey
After the speeches, I was able to talk to a few of the speakers and "network". The process bore fruit and I got some of their business cards. One of the guys was the president of an American solar company and another one was a high-up economic minister from Austria. I'm not sure if either will lead to a job, but both of them mentioned they might have something when I said I was searching for a job in China. Even though things are still a little uncertain about jobs here, attending the forum rekindled my interest in staying here in China and pursuing a job in clean tech or renewable energy. It seems there are a lot of opportunities, I just need to find a way to get involved. As nerdy as it sounds, learning more about clean technology and its market possibilities is very exciting and interesting to me. Then again, I believe I high-fived my friend Ross when we got our 32-bit Full-Adder working at 4 am the night before it was due in our VLSI class (did this happen Ross or am I imagining it?), so I don't have a good track record in not being nerdy. There is another conference I am going to be involved with in Shanghai in early December, so I will have another chance to meet people then, if I haven't already found a job. Anyway, I will hopefully post more on the blog now. I think in the future I am going to shift more to topical posts, since I will probably be doing less traveling now that it is winter time. Hopefully, I can come up with some interesting and funny cultural observations about China or different things going on here. Besides, people were probably getting tired of my posts that followed the formula: "I went to x, and it was pretty sweet. After that, I went to y, and it was pretty sweet, too. Below are pictures of aforementioned sweet things."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


As part of the National Holiday, I went to Putuoshan for a couple days. It was the second part of the trip after going to Ningbo. The actual trip took place over two weeks ago, but unfortunately it seems I am perpetually behind on the blog. From Ningbo, you can take a short bus ride to the sea port and from there take a high speed boat ride to Putuoshan. The boat ride was pretty cool and I was surprised how fast such a large boat was going. Because we weren't able to get tickets to leave Ningbo as early as we hoped and because the whole trip took around 3.5 - 4 hours, we didn't arrive in Putuoshan until the afternoon. Since it was the National Holiday weekend, there were tons of people coming and going when we first arrived. Also, the prices for hotels, food, etc. were all inflated because of the influx of tourists, but that's to be expected anywhere during the heavy tourist season. We ended up staying in an old fisherman's housing area that had been converted into a few hotel rooms. It was relatively nice and provided an opportunity to stay near to a bunch of locals. Putuoshan is an island with a sacred Buddhist mountain peak in the center of the island. As such, there are a lot of Buddhist temples and statues on the island. Being an island, it also has a couple nice beaches. After the long and hot travel from Ningbo, we wanted to go for a swim in the ocean to cool down. So after settling into our hotel, we set out to the ocean. When we got to the beach, we noticed that nobody was really swimming in the water, but we weren't really sure why. I said what the heck and started running into the water with plans to jump into the oncoming waves. After a few seconds, however, a Chinese lifeguard came running over and started yelling at us to get out. At first I thought that maybe since the island was a sacred Buddhist island they didn't want people in swimming suits running around, but then I looked at the lifeguard and thought that his long t-shirt and speedo combination hardly left anything to the imagination. It turns out that the "fierce" waves were too dangerous to allow people to swim. I have seen waves larger than that on Lake Michigan and was pretty disappointed we weren't able to swim. The beach, however, was very beautiful and it was nice to sit and relax as the sun went down.
Hundred Step Beach
Hundred Step Beach
Hundred Step Beach
Dangerous Waves
The next day we went to a lot of the sites on the island. The first area we visited was around the Puji Temple. There were a lot of people around, but the temple and surrounding area were nice.
Puji Temple Area
Puji Temple Area
Puji Temple Area
We then went to a smaller temple that was on the edge of the island near the ocean. The temple itself was just ok, but the view was spectacular. The weather this day of the trip was perfect and the clouds and blue skies provided some of the best views we had.
People Worshipping at Temple
Ocean View
Boats in Harbor
Ocean View Beautiful Day
The next site we went to was the Guan Yin Statue. It is a large statue of Guan Yin, who according to wikipedia is the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion. It is probably the coolest site on the island, in my opinion, and there are great views of the statue from a distance and up close.
Guan Yin Statue
Guan Yin Statue
Guan Yin Statue
Guan Yin Statue
The whole area and temple around the Guan Yin statue was very impressive and beautiful. They had several inner areas to visit and a lot of large murals that were very elaborately carved, drawn, or decorated. The view of the rest of the island from the statue area was also amazing.
Inner Mural
Outside Mural
View from Guan Yin Statue
Most of the people who go to Putuoshan seem to be there to worship and aren't casual tourists like myself. At all of the temples and sites on the island there are areas for people to worship, give offerings, and everything seems to be held sacred. The offerings came in the form of money, food, snacks, and even large containers of what seemed like oil for cooking. I assume that the Buddhist monks on the island use the offerings to maintain the island and for their own personal living expenses, but I'm not sure. To worship, people will light these incense sticks and wave them a few times in all 4 general directions. Then, they will kneel and bow towards a statue or some object of worship. To be honest, I am not sure of the meaning or significance of the different actions, but I thought the worship was interesting and hopefully nobody is offended that I am posting some pictures of it.
Area of Worship
Lighting the Incense
Waving the Incense
After the Guan Yin statue, we took some shuttles to the opposite side of the island to take a tram up to the peak of Putuoshan, or Mount Putuo.
Cute Kids in the Cable Car
View from Tram
On the peak of Mount Putuo, there were of course several temples to see and also great views of the island.
Temple at Mount Putuo
View of Putuoshan and Neighboring Islands
View of Putuoshan and Neighboring Islands
After seeing everything from the peak, we hiked down the mountain. There was another temple at the bottom and a nice surrounding area.
Temple Area
After that temple, we went to a different beach than we had gone to the first day. The sun was just starting to go down and oh, did I mention that it was absolutely gorgeous this day? It was really spectacular and even though the pictures are amazing, they don't fully capture how beautiful it truly was.
One thing I failed to mention before was the food in Putuoshan. Being an island, there was some excellent seafood available. There were a lot of small restaurants in the village area where we were staying. All the restaurants had plastic containers full of fish, crabs, shrimp, etc. that were still alive and you could walk over and choose which ones you wanted. When you selected a fish, they would scoop it out with a net and then grab the fish by the tale and smack its head on the ground. If that didn't suffice, sometimes they would smack the fish one more time with a flat wood stick not too different than the wooden paddles frats use for pledges. I'm not saying that that isn't efficient, I'm just saying I don't really want to see my dinner brutally murdered 15 minutes before I eat it. Regardless, the fish were all really fresh and delicious. The only problem was that, as with most meat in China, the fish were served whole so you had to deal with all the bones and other things. Usually the flavor and sauces they used were really good and I really liked the food.
Fresh Fish!
Fish Dish
Crab Anyone?
The final morning in Putuoshan we did a quick trip to a "cave". I put cave in quotes because the main cave was closed for construction and the only other caved turned out to be not a real cave. It was just a 4-meter recess in the side of a mountain where some holy person lived for awhile. What a ripoff, just kidding. Truthfully, after seeing so many temples at Putuoshan, I was ready for a change of scenery, so I was disappointed to not see the main cave. The views from the cave area, though, were beautiful, as most of the Putuoshan area is.
Temple near Cave
The Giving of Gifts
The "Cave"
The Closed Cave Area
View from Cave Area
The trip to Putuoshan was definitely a unique experience from my previous travels. It was interesting to see some Buddhist religious sites up close and see the people worshipping. I felt like a bit of an outsider, though, both as a foreigner and as someone who was just a casual tourist snapping pictures instead of worshipping. Overall, though, it was a great experience and the weather and scenery were incredible. Here are some more photos of Putuoshan: