Sunday, October 26, 2008

China Part 1 (Beijing)

I am really sorry for writing again just now. As most of you might already know, I was in China for 10 days. It was purely a leisure trip. I went with my Tita to visit my cousin who is currently studying in Beijing. Most of the time we were in Beijing but we also took trips to Lijian and Shangrila in the Yunnan province down south. We had to take a 4 hour plane ride to get there. I will talk more about those trips in my next entry. It was my 2nd time in Beijing and 3rd time to visit China. The first thing i noticed upon landing in the Beijing airport was the pollution. At first I wondered why it was fogging during a very sunny day in the city. Then I was told that it is actually the smog. Now i got worried how I am going to spend the next few days especially with my allergic rhinitis and asthma. Nevertheless, I had lots of fun just taking time out to unwind and visiting tourist/scenic spots! I was also able to meet up with some friends over there who took me out at night to experience the night life in a Chinese speaking land. I've decided not to pursue studying Mandarin anymore in Beijing because of my various commitments here in Manila. Anyways, i was able to practice my Mandarin a bit while talking to the taxi drivers, waiters, sales people, etc. I wasn't so bad after all. I guess the Mandarin I learned back in Xavier high school and in Ateneo really paid off. Some even thought that I was a local and couldn't believe that I was from a foreign country. The only internet access i had there was in my cousin's dorm room, which i hardly visit. That explains my blogging absence.

First stop, the Great Wall. This wall isn't great for nothing. It stretches from east to west for about 7000km. What makes this so special is the fact that this wall was built along mountain slopes rising and falling, twisting and turning in the Northern part of China. It served as an impregnable military defense for the Chinese dynasties against invaders. This wall was first built in 7th century B.C. and reconstruction continued throughout the following dynasties which lasted for almost 2000 years. What makes it even more amazing is, if you think about it, that it was built without any sophisticated machinery and equipment. There were no trucks nor cranes back in the 7th century to be used through the winding and extremely steep slopes, especially during the freezing winter. As a result, thousands of men lost their lives. Sadly, their bodies were said to be used as pavement too. My Tita and I went to the Badaling section, which is about 1 and a half hours away from the city. Anticipating the cold weather, I brought 3 layers of clothing but luckily i only had to wear 1 layer since the sun rays were very intense up in the mountains. Also, climbing up and down made me feel warm. It was really tiring but i didn't give up because i saw all these 60 to 70 year olds weaving their way through. If they can do it, we can do it too! We stayed for about 3 hours then headed back to the city.





That same night, after having the best Peking Duck at LiQun Kaoya in some alley, we strolled around Tian'anmen Square to help digest the food. Tian'anmen is located right at the center of Beijing proper and it literally means Gate of Heavenly Peace. It is the largest public square with a total floor space of 440,000 square meters, it can accommodate up to a million people. The Tian'anmen massacre also occurred in this square where possibly thousands of innocent people where killed while protesting for democratic reforms in 1989. Right across the road is the Forbidden City, the largest wooden cluster in the world today. The picture displays the gate of the empire. I did not enter its premises due to the lack of time in this trip (it will take one about 4 hours to really go around), but I have been inside before and I have to say that it is indeed a masterpiece in itself. Its construction began in 1406 during the Ming dynasty and it was completed 14 years later. 24 emperors lived and executed their supreme power over the nation from here. It is rectangular in shape and covers 72 hectares. Inside the city are 8,704 rooms and it is surrounded by 10-meter-high walls. For the emperor's security, It was said that the emperor sleeps in different rooms every night (of course with his concubines) and only his closest aides know where he will be spending the night.


That's enough for now. Keep posted for more China pics and stories :) When people hear the word China, you normally think of cheap labor, cheap goods, 1.2 billion people, etc. I hope this entry, together with the next few ones will help you appreciate the beauty and richness of China and its history :)

Chris

166 comments:

ley said...

hi chris, just saw you in araneta watching the game of your best bud ty hehe...we're glad your back we miss your entries a lot...be safe, God Bless...

Lheng said...

wow, you sure did enjoy the trip. hope i could visit china someday. can't wait for your next entry:)

ichi03 said...

i just love the culture nd hstry of china...very fascinating ├╝
hope to read more exciting stories of yours...^__^

pewy_carandang said...

hi chris, it's glad to know you had a new entry that we could read, thank you for always updating us and sharing your views and what's happening in your life through this blog.

ayou are really an inspiration to everyone... wish we could still see you playing basketball..

GOD Bless chris and also to your family and love ones...

cheers

pewy_carandang said...

hi chris, it's glad to know that you had a new entry. thank you for keeping us posted on what's happening on your life. you reallty are an inspiration to many. Always keep us posted chris, GOD bless you and your love ones.

cheers

Anonymous said...

thnx for sharing:]
take care....;]

meg said...

i was wondering what happened to you. you haven't updated your blog for the longest time. it's a good thing i check every now and then... actually, i check it everyday. hahaha!

wow! i'm impressed with your knowledge on asian (chinese) history... hahaha!

i caught ripley's last monday and you're looking good! you look thinner. that's surprising since people always 10 lbs. heavier on television.

stay healthy chris! by the way, do you still have a couple of units for the next semester?

xXLeaXx said...

it's so nice of you to share your experiences. sana you enjoy your trip a lot.God Bless!

xXLeaXx said...

I think china is such a nice place. Good for you to have a nice trip there. God bless!

James said...

You're absolutely right that many Filipinos have their bad impression with china but actually these negative insights may be replaced with good ones by knowing china.

asiandude71 said...

welcome back

Antoine GF said...

oi...mahilig ka pala mag travel ha...hehehe...

kip it up chrIs...!

rizamae said...

chris..i hope you can read this...can i have your cp num?can I?if not its ok if you want and that is better

Anna said...

Welcome back from your well-deserved respite!

I like reading food and travel blogs, its interesting getting other people's perspectives on things. Im definitely looking forward to more stories!!

bjing17 said...

thank God..u made an entry na..at last..after so many weeks :)anyway,really glad that you're back..been checking your blog every now and then..seems u really enjoyed your China vacation huh?hope you'll get to post more entries soon :) God Bless!Take Care!

ian laput said...

Good thing you finally had the time to relax and shy away from commitments for a few days...Hope to see and hear more of you. Godspeed. LUCEAT LUX VESTRA.

Anonymous said...

hi chris
ur back in manila,right??
wow!!!
nka22ingit nmn yan trip
mo sa china!!!
i love you papa chris tiu^^

dea :) said...

hi chris! it feels good to read a new entry from you again (after a long time). hehe. anyway, i've never been to china and i'm not even planning to go there (although i want to see the great wall of china):> but after seeing your COOOOOOL photos, i'll now consider china as one of the breath-taking vacation spots ever! hehe.

can't wait for your next entries ;)

sEvEntEeN-O-sEvEn said...

HEY CHRIS…

Welcome Back!!!
Another great entry huh!!!
And it’s good to see another entry in your site…
Antgal mo kseng nawala, and we missed you badly.. huhuhu! Where’s our “pasalubong”… Jus Kidding!
Hope to hear lot of stories about your trip in your homeland… Hehehe! It seems like we’re there too.

And Welcome back too, sa Pinoy Records… It’s been how many weeks since I’ve last saw you there, and now your back… Glad to hear that you’ll be staying here and will never push through your studies in China… at least we’ll be seeing more of you… Again, Welcome back...

Last Thing, If you we’re there for the past ten days, did you got the chance to watch your team play at Deal or no Deal (Channel 2), my mom told me that they went home with only one peso… ahahaha… dbale, Number ONE nman daw kse kau… ahahaha.. Nice reasoning huh!
sayang, I wasn’t able to watch it.. huhuhu!

Till then… till your next entry!
Take Care and God Bless!!!
Jimly!

--Dianne

ja. said...

seems that you'd already learned alot from that trip of yours.
so, you're still there?
well i hope you enjoy.
:D

Erine said...

whoa.. antagal mo kasi bago mglagay ng entry ulit... wahehehehe... What an eidetic memory you got.. hahahaha... very well detailed..

Anonymous said...

great wall of china is really great. :D lurve it. :))

eYnah said...

Chris!

I'm so happy to hear from you again after a long time! :)

Thanks for sharing your china trip story.

Looking forward for more kwento and picTIUres. ^_^

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

wow.,. a good rest after a good championship ha.,.

would you be in America to watch for the pacquiao-dela hoya match?

Anonymous said...

hey chris, its been a while since your last entry.. so this whats keepin you huh?!. well it seems you enjoyed yourself on your trip to china. anywayz good to hear from you again! keep safe! =)

♥♥ estela ♥♥

Anonymous said...

a well deserve rest for this man who was part of uaap mythical 5.,.and congats also for winning some awards from the sbp.,.ehehe

alessia. said...

kuya chris.
we really miss you na.
especially inside the court :c

anyways it looks like you had a great time having that kind of vacation :)

take care.

haylin said...

isn't it that great wall was considered to be the biggest cemetery??so how was it??

By the way,its so nice to hear that your back!
I mean you havent visited your blog recently and now your back!!Knowing that you visited China..have you tasted MILK there??


just wondering..peace!:)

daph_freak said...

weeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhh!

i was constabtly visiting your site to see if you've got a new blog..now i know why it took you so long...

i'm so happy to read your new blog..you made my day!hahahaha....

wow you've visited chinah!
have you seen the episode of deal or no deal with jai as the player?

hehehehe...

i'll be waiting for your next blog..

toodles!

fb said...

Good day Chris!
i just want to ask if you're considering playing for the pros? probably there are already good offers out there(?) =) i'm a huge PBA fan, and I've been a fan of yours too since I first saw you on Meg when you were in Xavier then. I really hope you would consider sharing your talent with the PBA.
God bless and stay healthy!

FB

Kelly said...

Hey Chris! Sounds like you had fun! Anyway, a friend of mine said she saw you in Alabang Town Center. Did you go all the way to Alabang to shop?! Hahaha!:)

eldy said...

Welcome Back!~Chris! That's good for you to have a vacation! ;). I wish I could visit China too! Again welcome back! :D nice pics!!!! TC and Godbless :)

patty:) said...

whoa. what can i say, another nice entry, Chris :) now i know the reason behind your blogging absence and i've realized the real beauty of China, beyond the melamine scare & all other issues that have been haunting the country. don't be surprised if the Chinese have mistaken you as a native of the country like them, you're a Chinese naman talaga e, you don't look like a Pinoy :)) also, just like any other place in this world, no wonder China has become poluted too, because of all the inhumane acts of some conscienceless people. thank you for all the infos, now i can be a tour guide :)) i have also visited China, but that was when i was still so young i can't even recall. thanks to the pics :)) it's good to know that through this trip, you've somehow been able to relax & unwind, 10 days is not bad at all :D so, have you decided yet as to what you'll be doing and what projects you'll accept or decline? haha. keep us posted! :) i am looking forward to your future entries re your China adventure. i really missed you! :D i wasn't able to watch Ripley's last Monday & Pinoy Records last Saturday because of my own share of commitments. if you could be busy, i can be too :)) but i'll make sure i'd be able watch your show tonight :) thanks, thanks, thanks, Chris for this post. we bleed for more & more! :)) you take care :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris gud to know u have spent enough time to relax and unwined in China.Just take care of yourself and live your life to the fullest especially with Clarisse.God bless and goodluck to your career.

I just want to share you a few lines from Nikki Gil's song "MILLION MILES AWAY" b'coz it reminds me of you.Hope you like it.


Just give a try though I'm like chasing rainbows in the sky.
I wanna hold you in my dreams
and make believe that it's true
Though I know,I know that it's
impossible to do co'z you're
a star,you're a star.

chinaman said...

there are a lot of misconceptions bout the great wall. first, it cannot be seen from space. that was chinese propaganda. second, the great wall isnt one wall that extends from end to end in a straight continuous line. the great wall has gaps between it and is a collection of smaller walls.

aiN.gHeL said...

hi chris.. how are you? btw i'm going to beijing tommorow for my vacation since it's my sem break..
(sayang di kta naabutan) hehe..
based on your blog.."the pollution" (parang ayaw ku nang pumunta)..but then i need to because i promised to my cousins that i'm going.. haha.. (sayang tlga..)

angel:D

EIEN17 said...

hi chris!!
-welcome home..i miss you really!..everytime i open my computer, i always go to your website if there's another entry, alas! still the old one..hehe..but now you're back!! im so glad you're here na..(safe and sound)
-i always see to it that i can watch your shows to fill in the empty space in my heart..hehe..i really miss UAAP and YOU!!
-you have asthma pala,know what I have it also. Like you, im allergic to dust and pag sobrang init or lamig.. hope hindi ka sinumpong dun..i was kinda worried tuloy..
-hope to read more of your Beijing trip..mwah

JM said...

goodthing you did take a break from all your busy skeds here in mla.

i am now regreting not taking chinese back in my elem days,(fukien and mandarin) sayang magagamit ko sana, i was lazy then.

Yomiko Readman said...

Wow no comments yet. A miracle, that.

Thanks for sharing, man. At least some of us will have something to talk about China other than melamine. Hehe. ^^v

Anonymous said...

We'll be going there as well this December! :) I heard it will be extremely cold.

Nice entry. We missed you. :)

alyssa said...

hey chris!
i learned a lot from your entry and i began to appreciate china as well..
more entries to come!=)
-alyssa

+faye+ said...

hi..i can say that it is really beautiful in china as you have describe them and those pictures of great wall of china it is an informative one..

Bianca said...

Wow. Finally you have a new entry! I've been waiting so long! Haha. I just want to ask if you're going to play against San Beda on the 23rd? :)

Anonymous said...

melanime!

kittykath_17 said...

chris...hello..welcome back to the philippines..hehe! mainam din po ung naging trip nyo kasi nakapag-unwind din kau khit paano despite of ur busy skeds hir in manila..u went there mag-isa lng?.. sana sinama mo 'ko..(joking..=))..sana madagdagan pa yang mga gnyang trip mo para khit paano marelax ka..ang dami ko nang namimiss sa mga episodes mo sa ripley's and pinoy records..( so sad=( ) we're so busy na din kasi for our coming graduation..(at last..)sana makapanood na ko after my busy skeds..

so until hir chris,just want to make kumusta lng to you.. namiss kita.. hehe! very much.. i'm looking forward to your next post..take care always..God bless you more.. muahh!

kittykath_17 said...

chris...hello..welcome back to the philippines..hehe! mainam din po ung naging trip nyo kasi nakapag-unwind din kau khit paano despite of ur busy skeds hir in manila..u went there mag-isa lng?.. sana sinama mo 'ko..(joking..=))..sana madagdagan pa yang mga gnyang trip mo para khit paano marelax ka..ang dami ko nang namimiss sa mga episodes mo sa ripley's and pinoy records..( so sad=( ) we're so busy na din kasi for our coming graduation..(at last..)sana makapanood na ko after my busy skeds..

so until hir chris,just want to make kumusta lng to you.. namiss kita.. hehe! very much.. i'm looking forward to your next post..take care always..God bless you more.. muahh!

Anonymous said...

I miss reading your entries.. well, welcome back...

edz17 said...

hi chris. you look so handsome in that picture. =) congratulations in winning the 71st season of the UAAP Men's Basketball Championship. i know its late, but i want to congratulate you still. if i may just ask, is it true that you have been offered to do a movie about basketball? i hope you could answer my question. God bless you always! =)

bfrances said...

Hi Chris! Don't worry. I'll know more about China next sem. We have a social science subject about East Asia, and for sure, we will cover a lot about China. Bonne chance to your shows and hopefully entrepreneurial and basketball career. :)

Grosses bises,
Ben Francis Rances

jonessa said...

Hey Chris! Glad to hear that you're back in the Phils...nice entry too. Just when people are equating China to Melamine, you write something that can bring back the appreciation for a great country. It's also amazing how you remembered all those numbers. ;)

anya said...

hi!
i love china. :)
i love asian countries. :D

sadly, I've read in your blog that it is now polluted to.
* saan na lang ba walag pollution?
anyways, i also wish to pass ADMUcet. :D

Lean Jess. said...

And don't forget Melamine.=p
Hahaha! :))

psixteen said...

twas chinese civ that made me personally love asian histo. :) and they have greaaaaaaaaat food too! ;)

j said...

Hey Chris! Welcome back! =) I know this is not related but have you seen Jay Chou's new movie "Secret"? They say the piano duel there is really good.

Anonymous said...

hi chris...tama ka nw ka lg ulet nag comment..too gud!atleast may time ka ulet to be with us...alam mo ba natuwa ako kanina sa lil cousin ko 3yrs old sya hs a boy..tawagan daw kita sa phone dahil gusto ka nya kalaro,when he saw ur pic sa magazine he told me"c chris tiu"..he knws u that well!hehe till here ingatz...


cess

bianca_t00@yahoo said...

considering people's thoughts on how china may be--with all the population and pollution, these pics will surely make them appreciate the country in another perspective, those pics are really nice =)

Anonymous said...

I missed reading your entries. Ay talaga namang you are just priceless:) When I think of China, I think of the four great rivers that gave way to their great civilazation, polygamy, elegantly crafted handiworks from the Ming, Shang and Qing dynasty and of course, that the food there isn't really the food you experience in Chinese restaurants here. :)

Anonymous said...

hi chris...
ni hao ma?
hahaha...
have fun there..

Carmina said...

hi chris..

I just want to let u know that i've been reading your blogs lately because i find them interesting to read and somehow inspiring...

I hope u would also read some of my blogs if u have the time..

..expecting for ur reply 'bout this..thanks!!

star18 said...

nice:)
China has a lot of good scenic spots, seems very interesting.;)
and I think it's a good thing that you know how to speak mandarin because you didn't have a hard time communicating with the Chinese;)

zhee said...

Thanx for updating this blog...With this, you can show us, your fans, that you care.Thanx!!!

God bless!

Anonymous said...

HEYA :)

Vianca said...

It's nice to hear from you, Chris! I'm sure all of your fans appreciate you for taking some time to share your experience in China. Actually, you don't really have to pursue studies in China just to be fluent in Mandarin. You just have to watch a lot of Chinese films. But I suggest that you watch Taiwanese series because I think it is more aligned with our culture here. However, if you want to feed your scholarly mind, you may want to try watching series made by directors from mainland China. Most of the series that they produce are historical. Though they may be fictional most of the time, the characters are historical characters. I mean the story may deviate from historical accounts, but the characters are true characters. And they also feature historical places in China.You might be interested :). Take care!

ainan said...

Whooh! you're such a flambouyant tourist guide, i had a glimpse og china just reading your entry. I saw the beauty you wanted to convey. I really appreciate your effort putting this stuff, it made me feel i was also in the trip.

I'm glad you had a vacation, after all the glitz and glamour you had during the last season of UAAP.

Thanks! Enjoy :)

cariza said...

..aun oh..
first aqoh mg comment..
grabe n miss kta..
ehehe..


sarap b mgbakasyon??
sumday pu2nta rn aqoh jan..

Ceila said...

You have asthma? That's not good. :(

cariza said...

..aun oh..
first aqoh mg comment..
grabe n miss kta..
ehehe..


sarap b mgbakasyon??
sumday pu2nta rn aqoh jan..

almira said...

nice one! you already updated your blog. yey! i've been waiting this for weeks. =)

anyways, china is one of those countries i dream to visit someday. =) i love history. =) i mean, i was so intrigued with that great wall of china because my teacher discussed its brief history to us way back 2006.

you seemed to be a good tour guide(through your blog). haha.

we'll be waiting for your next post! =)

take care!

Kim Mendoza said...

Hey welcome back to Manila, Chris! hehe. It's good to know that you had fun in China, after all you deserve a break. And I'm not wondering at all if they mistook you for being a local, rather than being a foreigner-- after all you look Chinese at you ARE Chinese. hehe:p BTW, I heard there will be a San Beda vs. Ateneo game this Nov.23.. good luck Chris! I'm sure it will be heck of a showdown! :)

Anonymous said...

ni hao ma..?
sa wkas my bgo n po kyong entry..
sbi ko na nga ba eh..
nsa china kana kya di kna msyadongf nkakapag net..
well.,sna mgenjoy ka dyan..
wish u happiness...
take care of yourself TIUperman..

p.s.
the pic. was cute..
lalo po kaung guma-gwapo..
hehheh..:)


I LOVE TIU...♥♥

Anonymous said...

your so cute.....:)

kharen tuss said...

....Hi! chris! i miss u..

..did u go shopping der??
..where's my pasalubong pla??
..gud eve!

Anonymous said...

we missssssssssss u..
we will keep on watching pinoy records and repleys..
pra khit papano makikita ka nmin..
sna 2loy 2loy prin ung show mo even if ur not here..
gudluck on ur trip..
have fun...:)



P.S.
the pic was so cute..
not only bec. of the great wall of china..it BECAUSE OF YOU..
your sOoooooooooooo cute and very handsome...:)

kharen tuss said...

congratz pla sa deal or no deal.. khit na u only got piso..hihihihi!

jC said...

finally..! ; ) a blog update from you.. haaaay.. we surely did miss you.. =P

~ROcheLLe~ said...

whoow.. I really miss reading ur latest blog.. and finally!

so happy to hear more of your entry about your trip to china.. ^_^


ROCHELLE

Jamaica said...

nice pictures huh,,hayyy ive been waiting for this blog,,,i just missed it., Wonderful trip,,sayang sa dec. pa ako pupubta jan eh,,di pa tayo nagkasabay,,so i may see you...

Take care..

rosse galvante said...

hey Chris,

wow! it seems like I have gone to China because of your entry! haha!
can't wait to read more ...
by the way, Welcome back!^^.

till' here..
take care!

rOwz.

Anonymous said...

hi chris,
welcome back to the philippines.I hope you will pursue your career in basketball or in your family business bcoz i dont want you to go in showbizness.Goodluck and We missed you so much.

opinion blagger said...

opinion blabber ^^ said...
although the movie offered to you and Simon Atkins may be about basketball, please DO NOT accept it. it will cheapen your image as a role model and a host. the world of showbiz is nothing different from the hell we know as politics- it is corrupted and barely will you be able to find real friends once you enter it. i have nothing against actors and actresses, without them, t.v.'s would be useless. but it is just not your "calling" to be an actor. as you've said in past interviews, you can't see yourself acting and/or singing, JUST hosting. i agree with you, Chris. you're fit into hosting and you must therefore stick to it and even improve your skills. yes, you should also continue being a model/endorser as we fondly call you a "poster boy" of the Ateneo. and it's so nice of you to endorse only "decent" products such as Nesvita and Hanford, among others. i definitely would hate to see a Chris Tiu billboard with you wearing only boxers or brief and posing seductively. haha! that sounds funny and very unlikely of you. (please don't prove me wrong) and about you entering the PBA, please DON'T. i know you have yet to decide about it but please just don't consider joining that league. there's a whole lot more in store for you than that alone. PBA is very much different from UAAP, ugh! you know what i mean. i'd love to see you wearing business suits everyday and touring around the world for business purposes, and, to see you in the cover of the Time Magazine being one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen will give me so much delight and i would be even prouder of you than i have ever been.
these are just a few of my opinions regarding your future plans. i just wanted to let you know of these and i don't intend to intrude your privacy or get in the way of your decision making. in the end, it'd still be up to you, i could only say so much. please just be very wise in all the decisions that you will be making because, admit it or not, all eyes are on you. and when you're that popular, a single mistake of yours can be your very downfall and people will criticize you in every unimaginable way. as you know, when you're on top, people will pull you down. but i have my full trust and confidence in you, Chris. stay smart and cute. and, continue soaring the highest. we all miss you.
thank you for taking time in reading this. God bless you all the more.

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Sahara said...

hi,.
oo nga,.
tagal wala entry,.
aheh,.
but its okay,.
so nagbakasyon ka pala,.
di mo koh sinama,.
aheh,.
if I would go in China,.
I want to go in Great Wall,.
nalaman koh lang sya sa history ehh,.galing nung gumawa noh??

sige na,.
ingat poh,.
GodBless,.

yang :) said...

hi chris! i had fun redaing your entry... :)
i bet you enjoyed your china trip even if you hadn't had much time...

take care! im hoping to read another entry from you...

ei... i also love watching you in your GMA 7 shows...

God bless! :)

nikowls said...

did you take dat picture by ur self?
nice pix ha...
i hope 2 see u soon in the future...
take care always & god bless chris!!

sharleein said...

welcome back chris! we missed you. nice blog entry. parang napamahal na din tuloy ako sa china. hehe. :)hope to hear more from you.

anyway, are you joining PBL?

rona :) said...

yehey! welcome back! at last, may new entry ka! seems that you enjoyed a lot! :) sobrang namimiss kita sa tv, lalo na sa uaap so i keep watching pinoy records and ripleys. haha. you're getting better and better sa hosting mo! mejo nabubulol ka na lang ng konte siguro sa ripleys. hehehe. I'll be waiting for your next entries and pictures! keep posting! God bless you chris! :)

Anonymous said...

chris,

im so happy you have another entry. hehe..

mikels said...

its been a long time. haha China is really polluted I never got the interest in visiting that over-populated country. btw what's ur plan now that xmas is nearing?

john said...

hi chris...

welcome back!!!

hope ur hapy on ur china trip...

xayang wla k xa deal or no deal..

un 2 million pesos nxa case 17...xayang d un ung pnili n jai reyes...


xana mglaro k rn dun...hehe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

I miss you and your blog entries! Thank you for keeping us posted.

Always keep well and safe.

dainty1317 said...

Hi Chris, Nice to hear from you again. I was wondering what's happening to you lately I even asked a friend of mine probably you now him too, Henry Abes, why I don't hear anything from you, you're in a vacation pala. Do you have facebook account? Can you add me please? My email add is dainty1317@gmail.com. Almost all of your teammates nasa friends list ni Henry. I hope you have and you will add me. God Bless!

fence sitter said...

Welcome back!

Glad to know you were able to relax and enjoy a bit...

nice entry...a reprieve from basketball hysteria

DARINE said...

HOPE I COULD VISIT CHINA WITH U(HAHAHA)VISIT MY BLOG nlng its NICOLEKEN09.BLOGSPOT.COM

iAnne_25 said...

WELCOME back!

iAnne_25 said...

Another excellent blog, I hope I could have my own blog someday where I can share my thoughts, ideas, feelings etc. Because it's a good thing that you can share as well as an inspiration.

I'm looking forward that I could meet you someday. Maybe when I'm when the time that I'll study law in Ateneo. (hehe) hMm.. Welcome Back.. have a rest..!

God Bless Tiu..!

I can't Live without TIU..! >.<

chocoshake said...

hi chris.!!im glad ur back.!!
haha..ill wait for ur next entry keep blogging.!!
:)

clarisse said...

at last your back. your fans here missed reading all of your posts.

hannah said...

wow..it's been quite a while since you last posted an entry.

i'm happy that you enjoyed your trip, i'll be waiting for your next entries about your experience!

God Bless. :D

rellaine said...

hi chris.. i think you really enjoy there.. always take care!.. by the way, when will you go back here in the Philippines?.. I thought you're going to stay there longer.. anyway, god bless.. and keep enjoying!!!

3xie said...

wow! nmn po...i just want to share na ung great wall of china gnwa during the qin dynasty tpos na reconstruct during han dynasty...hahaha..wla lng...un kc ung lesson nmin ngaun..hehehe...saw u po pla during the 2nd day of pba w/ the comissioner sonny barios...wat does dat mean nun po? ibig sbhn n po b nun mgppba n po kau nxt year?! :> sna po tlga mgpba po tlga kau...hehehe...:)) cge po un lng!! :>

nix14 said...

i miss your entries. good thing you post a new one. wow i wish i can also go to china and to other countries someday. haha :)

by the way, when will graduate for your second degree?

nix14 said...

it's like you're our tourist guide in china by the way. haha. and you're giving us history lessons :)

.~.7teentwenty4.~. said...

hi chris..
...welcome back! [and welcome back to me also..hehe..ngayon na lang ulit ako nakapag-post ng comment eh..] kala ko nakalimutan mo ng may blog ka eh, hehe joke lang.. sa multiply lang ni charles ko nalaman na you were in china..i missed your entries..c; glad you're back..c; haaai..sayang. siguro kung sa naia pa ako nagwo-work, malamang eh nakita na kita..kailan ka nakabalik? haaai..naiinis nga ako kasi 2x na akong nakaka-missed ng episode ng ripley's.. :c [grabe hirap ng may sakit..] sayang hindi ka nakasama ng naglaro si jai sa deal or no deal.. kapuso ka di ba? hehe..sana pde ka din mag-guest sa kapamilya..weeeeh..kahit 1p lang naiuwi ni jai masaya pa din kasi pati sa game show eh #1 pa din kayo haha..

ang ganda ng video mo sa you tube..ginawan ka ng 1 fan mo..nirecord ko nga sa cel ko eh hehe..try mo panuodin..c; wahuhu..hirap ng may lagnat..

so much for this..ang daldal ko na eh.. take care always.. god bless always.. stay healthy..til your next entry..

greta said...

ako gusto ko bumalik ng shenzhen! hehe kakamiss China. I want to go back there soon.. kakainggit naman.

pAtRiCiA said...

Hi Chris...!
its good for me to know that you've updated this blog finally...!!!
i appreciate it because you shared your experiences which is packed with lots of information about the history of the Chinese dynasties.
its good for us to see that you really enjoyed the trip..!!!

God bless and take care...

Kim Mendoza said...

I don't think of China as "cheap", actually. My friend told me it was nice in China, and after I read your blog, I'm really ecstatic now to go to China. :D BTW Chris, congratulations for your Super Senior Award and for being part of the Mythical Team at the PSA Collegiate Basketball Awards. You really are awesome! You deserve the awards. And I'm excited to see the Ateneo-San Beda game. It will be a pound-for-pound game, and both teams are equal. May the best team win! Good luck Chris.

God bless!:)

bluebutterfly said...

hi mr. chris tiu!
that's wonderful! china is truly a country rich in culture. cool.. :) looking forward to more stories from you. very inspiring, indeed. wish i could go there someday. :)

zshack said...

hope ripleys will extend its airtime...Godbless:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, thanks for keeping us posted with what's-new in your life.

hope to see you on tv whether hosting or playing basketball.

God bless...till your next entry.

sabria├╝ said...

Welcome back, Chris! Got jet lags still? Haha.

This entry sure does show how intellectual you are. Full of facts! How could you have even remembered all those figures? Did you jot down notes? Haha.

I so missed reading an entry from you, and now that i just did, i feel so happy. It's also nice to know you enjoyed your trip. What a way for you to unwind from all the stress & hectic schedules you have.

So, what are your plans? Have you decided yet as to what you'll be doing? And, just like those people who have asked you already, will you be playing against San Beda this 23rd of November? Whoa. That'd be exciting-- The UAAP Champs vs. The NCAA Champs. Yay! I ask too many questions, peace yo! I have the tendency to be overly curious at times. Haha.

Take care & take some more rest & spend some more leisure time, take advantage of the chance since it's still sem break. At least we can all take a break from studying, but definitely not from our other endeavors, too bad! Haha.

Will surely read your next entries and hope to see many pics!

hannah monicqa said...

hi chris! so glad to hear from you again. hehehe...hope you enjoy your trip! god bless!!

p.s: will you be here in cdo with your team for xavier university's 75th anniv?????

diana jane said...

You need to ride a cable car to reach the top of great wall right? and as I remember our tour guide said that tian'an men was originally the main entrance to the imperial palace in ming and qing dynasties.

Welcome back chris!

Kaycee said...

Wow. So you were in China pala. that's a really good place to relax and all those.

Weird thing is lots of people here in Dumaguete thought that you are here with your team to play for the University Games. Yon pala you're in China. Anyhow, Ateneo's really doing good in there games here. They never lost a game pa so far (and i doubt if they ever will). But it could have been better to see you play rin sana. :)

nice blog, BTW. Learned a lot. Sana lang people would stop stereotyping China kasi it's a really nice country.

godspeed.

- kaycee.

teLai08 said...

*sigh*

wish i'll have a chance to visit china and practice my (self-taught! wee!) mandarin too! you know... just to see how bad I really am. hahaha.

additional information: actually, the great wall of china is not really connected in its 7000km length. it's putol-putol in some places while it stretches for hundreds of kilometers in others. :) according to NatGeo or Discovery (not sure. hehehe), even if you walk for decades, you can never cover the whole distance of the great wall on foot. *correct me if i'm wrong. :)*

Leanne said...

Hi Chris,

I hope all is fine with you.

There are things that we really need to consider and sacrifice for now in order for us to come up a wise/better decision. It seems you enjoyed your trip. Taking a break and at the same time thinking the next move.

Anyways, keep on posting 'coz it's really informative. :) And I guess you were able to get a copy of Jay’s latest album and David Tao’s albums. :)

Have a great night and God bless.


Leanne of Taipei

kristinee* said...

And you didn't come to visit Hong Kong?! Tsktsk! We would have loved you here =)

=,bianca59,= said...

++>>hey kuyah!! nihaoma??

++>>kakaingit naman po kayo,, 'cause you've got the chance to go to The Great Wall of China.. I wanted to go there po kasi someday..

++>>I was interested in The Great Wall when I've watched the Disney movie 'Mulan' when I was, I think 8-10 years old. I was really curious if that thing does really exist.. I was amazed by how the Chinese people built that to protect their country.

++>>anyways, great job on Ripleys and Pinoy Records..keep up the good work poh kuyah!!

++>>ge po,,'til here na lang po muna..xenxia na po ah!!ingatz na lang po kayo palge!!God bless!!hope you'll reply to my comments po!!(n_n)

=,bianca59,= said...

++>>online po ba kayo??

++>>are you going to post your new entry na po ba??

Nette said...

para kong nagbasa ng libro ahh..numbers are detailed.

i'll wait for the 2nd part of your entry..

Godspeed!

Ann said...

hey Chris!
good thing that you had a break. u deserve a vacation. wish i could travel as well but not as lucky as you. lol
just dropping by to say hello. we miss your entry.
xoxo
take care

ANN

Leonalyn said...

welcome back........

i loved the great wall... just imagine the bodies buried underneath..... wow.... one of China's rich historical place....
hope that vacation renewed your vigor....

WELCOME BACK...

Len

marvz said...

wow! kainggit naman chris!

hehehe...

hope naging mganda vacation mo sa china...

ingatz lagi...
:-)

marvz said...

wow! kainggit naman chris...

tagal mo rin po di nagapagpost sa blog... dami kami naghintay...

hehehe...

hope na nag-enjoy ka po sa trip nyo sa china...

ingat po lagi. :-)

Yes said...

Hi Chris,

It's nice to hear from you again. Thanks for keeping us posted. Hope to read more entries from you the soonest.

gizelle said...

hi chris.. welcOme hOme.. i guess yOu really enjOyed yOur trip.. i'm glad yOur back.. anyway, are yOu really gOing tO play in PBL?.. take care.. gOd bless.. =)

Anonymous said...

i'm glad your back...tnx for sharing...i want to know why did you number 17?...sna mabanggit mo yun sa blog...God bless

iAnne_25 said...

>.< i'm so happy for you CHRIS..!

There's a lot of people appreciated what you were wriring in your blog. I like reading their comments, and it's make me smile.. (hehe)

CHRISTOPER JOHN ALANDY DY TIU..!

weeh..!

it's awkward that I've dreamed about you last night..
haha

May fans day daw kxe an BLUE EGLES here in Puerto tpos aun.. ngktgpo daw tayo sa kithchen kun saan kau kumakain den ngulat aq.. Sobrang gulat qh nihug and nikiss kita.. pero sa cheeks lan.. xempre kxe taken kna.. hehe..

Hmmm yun idea na visit d2 sa PUerto sana mgng totoo.. There's a lot here waiting for you..

Specially me..!

hehe..

sana may rep ka..

email you nlan pu aq..

sana lan..

e2 pu oh..

rainierdianne_sniper@yahoo.com

it will greatly appreciated..

Thank you..

and God bless..!

>.<

little miss blue eagle♥ said...

there you are. we've really missed you a lot.:)we're craving for the "china part 2" probably? well, take care and God Bless.

iAnne_25 said...

Ahmm..
forgot to ask..

what is you friendster account Chris..?

please let me to add you..

just email me..

rainierdianne_sniper@yahoo.com

or just give me your url..

I hope it's not much to ask..

Thanks..

ahm to those who know Chris' friendster account..

just email me..

or just give the url..

Thankz guyz...!

Brenda said...

oh!.. nag punta ka pala ng China..di ko alam!:P pero ngayon I know na, wow! China for 10 days? haha, Nice! Me, I went to Baguio for 3 days, It wasn't very malamig, kaya mong mag stay sa labas without your jacket!, even during the night!..Can I ask you a question.. your Chinese, so your from China, but what brings you here in the Phil?:) and study here...:P pero by the way,.. Nice Shots! if you took those shots, your good!:) pero if not the person who took them, is good din!:) hey! can I ask an advice from you?:)should I try-out sa varsity ng Vball sa school namin? the coach offered me, but I'm worried what If i cant handle my grades and varsity? yun..:)

thanks:)

Brenda.:)

simplytoogood17 said...

hei chris.... OMG!!!! i thought you'd never post again... well I'm super duper happy that your back..... Well based on your trip I wanna go to China na rin... I want to see the great wall of china myself as well.... ganun din ung Bird's Nest..... sana soon I can.... all i can say is I am super happy talaga ur here na... well I'm sure hindi lang ako diba...... so diba ur planning to join PBL???? i hope you are so that maka nood uli kami na naglalaro ka..... Just a question(hope you can find time to answer) If ever papipiliin ka ng team sa PBA, sa mo gustong sumali? please naman sagot ka..... Teecee olways Tiuperman!

crazypeach said...

Astig!!! I want to go to Beijing too!!! Huhu! Glad you had fun! And I'm glad you won't be staying there for long...because I'm sure lots of people here will miss ya! Hihi!

Anonymous said...

hi chris. Just some comments on your blog. Aren't you scared that you post personal pics which may be downloaded in hi-res? Its not that I'am against you sharing it, but making it available for download. You really don't know maybe people just visit your blog to get your pics. We all know you don't have any online community pages. Everything posers may use may come from this. Just concerned.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Chris saw you awhile ago at apartment 1b. Good luck in your endeavors, always be your fan.

Anonymous said...

hi chris....nice to seee you back writing your blog..alam mo naman,lagi kaming nandito mga fans mo and always waiting for your post..hehehehe....ingats,,,

from bohol
_karen_

Anonymous said...

i agree...

my classmates and friends use to tease me that i also have melamine because i have a Chinese blood and it makes me freak out!!!

Anonymous said...

Nihao Chris! Welcome back!

"I am really sorry for writing again just now. As most of you might already know, I was in China for 10 days. It was purely a leisure trip."

Its nice to knew that you remember us readers of your blogs even though your far, busy and you're on a trip. at least it shows that we, readers and supporters of yours have space provided on your mind and heart. bonus na lang yung kwento mo about sa iyong vacation! kaya love na love ka namin e. we will coming back to check the second part!

keep safe chris! (itsmejonathe crazyoverchristiulady)

apol27 said...

..ei!!

..mzta trip muh??ahihihi..

..buti p xa..mjo nkpgrelax nah!! ahehehe..ako e2..had a lot of things to do pa!!..ahai..

..we had d sme health prob pla!!allergic rhinitis!!ahai..buti nga la p q asthma.. :p

..ui!!congratzz s show!!improving ka poh!! ("wg magli2pt, dhil ang mglipat, tmaan sna ng kidlat! joke lng!! ahehe)..i laughed aloud aftr u pkwlan ung speech n un lst episode-- oct 20!! bwahaha!!keep it up mr. too good to be true!!ahehehe...

..nga pla, i read 1 of ur ntrviews s newsppr..en i jst wnt 2 quote ds:

(Manila Bulletin, Sunday-Oct. 5,2008)

STUDENT & CAMPUSES BULLETIN: wt do u think young people lern frm sum1 lyk u?

CHRI TIU: "Lsten 2 ur prents, dey know wts best for u! mrmi eh, mrming quotable qoutes, ite2xt q nlng xeu (laughs)."

..u mde me laugh aloud nnman!! bt d real reson why i remembered ds..ahai...it striked tlga my heart eh!!..though it seems dt prng ngjowk klng nung nisbi u toh.. :p


..thnx 4 making me realize sumthing Chris!! :P


..yi da zhengdou!! yunzhuan ateneo!!

Rey said...

hi chris, just wanna ask y didn't you play for the blue eagles in the unigames?

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Chris Tiu,

I just want to say thank you for your autograph. Even if you misspelled my name.Thanks again.


-Stephanie-

estrella said...

welcome back chris!
i miss your blog entries!!

bryanjay_12 said...

Hi there Chris! At last you posted another entry. I have waited long to read another one. It's nice to hear from you again. Just reading your entry makes me happy, so keep posting..please..heheh.. :D
God Bless.

bryanjay_12 said...

Hi there Chris! At last you posted another entry. I have waited long to read another one. It's nice to hear from you again. Just reading your entry makes me happy, so keep posting..please..heheh.. :D
God Bless.

my17... said...

WELCOME BACK...

Grabe namiss kita.

janine de gracia said...

.hi,chris..happy to know your back..

..i enjoy reading your entry..i like history..hehehe..hope i could see you..always take care of urself..God Bless..

rizamae said...

hi chris tiu..
i know dat you know tita Dada..
d fat and kind girl..
she told us dat you will come to her pamangkin's debut..
im d sister of the debutant..
but i dont see you der..
can i know your reason...

tina said...

oh you remind me of my chinese civilization class..haha. nice entry :)

i hope to visit china someday too.

we missed you. SOOO MUCH ;)

tootsieroll said...

made in china. ;)

camie. said...

im so fan of you. HAHA. GO CHRIS. Loveyou! yayy! i miss your blogs. ur so handsome! super!

kat said...

cool. i've always wanted to travel. and china has been one of the places i've wanted to got to. oh well. maybe someday. haha

Anonymous said...

ohh... Beijing haha... do you have a pic of the birds nest and the aquatic stadium? the architecture of those two are awesome don't you agree/

Anonymous said...

hi chris!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi chris!!!!!!welcome back!!!!!!!!im excited to read the part 2 of ur trip in china!!!!!!!!i cant wait>>>>...hope u will post it tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi chris...everytime i read your entry i acquire a ot of information...just continue what your doing...god bless

c16_c17 said...

i've learned a lot from you to this entry.. hehe

i've known china a lot but the things you've said is new to me. hehe

i hope i'll come to china soon. hehe

its been a while since i comment to oyur blog.. its vacation kasi kaya i have to stay in the house and take some rest, and luckily i got sick din kaya i do really need a rest, but now im ok na.. hehe im ok na kasi i've already seen you and read yor blog.

thanks for inspiring me!

kath:)

Anonymous said...

hey do you mind posting a comment on your relationship to miss clarisse ong...hehehe

it's so nie to see you in the same picture with her.

bitter me said...

wow...i thought after winning the UAAP men's basketball championship you wont update your blog anymore...
well..i guess i was wrong...

yes...even though China is polluted (in 2006, 16 out of 25 most polluted cities in the world are found in china...in july 2008, 16 out of 20 most polluted cities in the world are found in China...) we cant deny the fact that China is one of the country with a great history and culture...
and i really want to go there too...(hehe..im partly chinese...and my grandfather was from macau, china...) hmm..those pictures you took encouraged me to go there...lol..

b said...

wala lang.
goodluck :)

warriorprincess said...

The great wall of China is considered the longest cemetery in the world. People are now still uncovering some "lost and forgotten" walls of the great wall. It is actually longer than what we know. :)

Anonymous said...

hi chris... i,ve been waiting for the 2nd part of your Beijing trip...well, I love the culture of china, im still dreaming of having my vacation there....

ariane lumbera said...

how i miss china! i hope you post all your pics here..take care!

Maica said...

It's no wonder locals had mistaken you for a local. Your nationality is Chinese anyway.
But by the way, are you a pure Chinese?

carpe diem said...

Hi! you've done a lot of research here:)wait you look so thin in this picture..

ingat

jin said...

hi chris, can I ask for your email add?TY.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, this coming April 2009 we will conduct a SK congress in Nabua, Camarines Sur, is it okay with you to be one of our speakers? I hope you can come. My email address is rljin30@gmail.com. I’ll wait for your response. Thank you very much! More power!

mj said...

hi..i'm ur biggest fan...OMG.. heheh..kip up da gud work..!!!