This Week In Dalian - 2019/06/07

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 Your favorite Japanese dish 

 isn’t as Japanese as you think! 

Sushi Fighter (素熙美式日料) can be the  first authentic American sushi store in Dalian . It also offers   vegetarian specials . We tried it in person for you, the sushi is 'yum yum!' and the dining environment is stunning.

Location: 大连市西岗区不老街 204 号(dà lián shì xī gǎng qū bú lǎo jiē  204 hào)Between Unome and Brooklyn Restaurant. 
Free:  Get a free Marinated Tomato nigiri or Marinated bell pepper nigiriif if you show this post to — 
The Owner of Sushi Fighter

 The Dragons of  “Game of Thrones”

 breathes fire. 

 The Dragons of China 

 races boats! 

 Dragons have culture shocks, too!  


 110+70 years old 

Dalian Maritime University 110th Anniversary & Dalian University of Technology 70th Anniversary

This week, both universities are celebrating its anniversaries. 

Known as the "cradle of navigators", maritime university is the most famous maritime institution of higher learning in China and one of the few maritime institutions in the world "enjoying international reputation" recognized by the international maritime organization. 

technology university is the home to three national key laboratories, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals.

 #2 cleanest city 

Dalian Ranks 2rd among top 10 cleanest cities in China 2019

"People's Daily", a domestic state media, just released its report of "Top 10 cleanest cities in China 2019". Dalian sits in the front seat, taking the second position. We all agree that Dalian sees more clear blue skies in 2019. 

We can do more about it together:

Saving water (节约用水)

Taking more public transport(多使用公共交通)

Less plastics(少用塑料袋)

Classifying waste(垃圾分类)

Top 10: 

1. Weihai, Shandong province

2. Dalian, Liaoning province

3. Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

4. Xiamen, Fujian province

5. Zhuhai, Guangdong province

6. Haikou, Hainan province

7. Yantai, Shandong province

8. Changshu, Jiangsu province

9. Nanjing, Guangxi province

10. Liuzhou, Guangxi province

 SAT of China 

Gaokao Test 2019 Is Taking Place This Week

Gaokao test, or "the national college entrance examination", is taking place on June 7 and June 8. 

People say Gaokao test is the toughest test in the world. The test days are also taken as "life defining moments" for lots of Chinese students and households, except for these kids who go abroad. 

 Waste gets political 

Dalian Municipal Waste Classification Manual

Dalian is getting serious about football as you already know. Now it is getting serious with waste classsification. When it's getting political, it's getting done. So you shall expect a cleaner and cleaner city of Dalian. 

Curious about the mannual? (In Chinese)


Dragon Boat Festival (端午节)

The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty.A cadet member of the Chu royal house, Qu served in high offices. However, when the king decided to ally with the increasingly powerful state of Qin, Qu was banished for opposing the alliance and even accused of treason.During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote a great deal of poetry. Twenty-eight years later, Qin captured Ying, the Chu capital. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River.

It is said that the local people, who admired him, raced out in their boats to save him, or at least retrieve his body. This is said to have been the origin of dragon boat races. When his body could not be found, they dropped balls of sticky rice into the river so that the fish would eat them instead of Qu Yuan's body. This is said to be the origin of zongzi.


 Another Braii  

[SEE COMMENT BELOW] Dragon Boat Braii @ Fujiazhuang, Dalian

Some awesome folks in Dalian are organizing a "Dragon Boat Braii" while you are reading this newsletter, they are enjoying the events. Worry not, you can sill go -- it lasts the whole day.

Great DJs. Cold Beers. And best entertainment folks in town!

Party time: June 7, Friday 10am - 9pm.

A professional directions () will help you get there: 

 FREE! on June 9-10 

FREE Fitting Day @ Shuma Area (数码广场)

 On June 9-10 , there will be  a fitting day  by  ANNA BROWNIE lingerie  for all the beauties and fashionistas of Dalian. Enjoy some good wine and snacks while you look beautiful.


Labor Park Yoga, June 15.

"For anyone interested in joining us for some yoga outdoors. Anyone & all levels are welcome. 2nd sessions will be taking place Sat 15th June, 9:30am at Labor Park"

 RUN for Autism 

Run In Blue Dalian, June 23 2019

Run in Blue is an annual Spring event where people wear blue T-shirts and participate in a 5km fun run/ walk.

It supports a different cause each year related to CHILDREN’S WELL-BEING AND EDUCATION.

It aims to bring about HUGE IMPACT with enthusiastic runners and side fun-filled activities.


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