Thirty Princeton and Yale alumni sweated it out over two hours of CrossFit exercise probably more strenuous than they signed up for. The seemingly easy warm-up moves proved difficult half [...]
Thirty Princeton and Yale alumni sweated it out over two hours of CrossFit exercise probably more strenuous than they signed up for. The seemingly easy warm-up moves proved difficult half way through the five sets of 10. These were followed by countless repetitions of squatting while holding a kettle-bell, push-ups, plank, and many more drills we can’t name. We finished it with team competition of 4,000 meters on a skiing machine + burpees + holding 32 kilograms of weights. Maybe it was the endorphins, maybe it was the joy of finishing an exhaustive course, but we all said it was a lot of fun and rewarded ourselves with a yoghurt feast afterwards. We’d like to thank Princeton Club’s Sarah Wiley for organizing and CrossFit Slash for hosting it. If you missed this event, don’t worry, watch this space for an upcoming event that’s just as fun and challenging.
Original announcement as follows
Come for an action-filled afternoon of CrossFit! CrossFit is a popular workout that helps people build functional strength so that you can avoid pain or injury from daily activities. Come out on Saturday, April 9, if you are interested in learning more, meeting other alumni, and being active. The event will consist of some basic training, a team workout, and a Q&A session with trainers. Exercises will be tailored to your level of fitness, or the lack thereof. If you are feeling curious about CrossFit, this is a great chance to check it out. And if you’re the competitive type, Princeton/Yale needs you to defend the school’s honor. This event is capped at 30 participants, so sign up quickly.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Venue: Crossfit Slash, at 朝阳区工体北路13号院 世茂工三北楼（海隆石油）地下一层。B1, HaiLong Building, No. 13 GongTi BeiLu, Chaoyang District. Cost: RMB100 per person Eligibility: Princeton or Yale alumni only What to bring: Gym outfit, esp. ones with school logos. (Crossfit Slash has towels, towelettes and shower facility.) Sign up: To register, click here (https://yoopay.cn/event/90184897?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0).
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Yale Club of Beijing is organizing its second annual ski trip with Johns Hopkins Alumni Club to Nanshan on Saturday, January 20, 2016. Come join new friends and old [...]
The Yale Club of Beijing is organizing its second annual ski trip with Johns Hopkins Alumni Club to Nanshan on Saturday, January 20, 2016. Come join new friends and old for a day of fun on the slopes before Chinese New Year!
- Buy your discount ski ticket, ski rental and bus ticket for 348 RMB at http://meituan.com/deal/33240741.html before the trip to secure your seat on the bus.
- Meet at the A (northwest) exit of Huixinxijie Nankou subway station (Lines 5 and 10) at 7:30am on Saturday, January 30 for the 8am shuttle bus to Nanshan.
- Arrive at 10am, get ski pass and rentals, and enjoy a day of skiing with Yale and Hopkins alumni and friends!
- This trip is open to Yalies, their families (kids welcome), and friends accompanied by Yalies.
- If you would like to drive to Nanshan, there is a Meituan package without bus tickets available online.
- You have the option to rent skis or a snowboard, but you will not be able to switch between the two during the day.
- Remember to bring warm winter clothes, money for food and drinks, and 400RMB for the ski rental deposit!
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From the grid pattern laid out in the Rites of Zhou 周礼, to the purpose of the gates at Dashila 大栅栏，to the old bricks used to build the Shijia Hutong [...]
From the grid pattern laid out in the Rites of Zhou 周礼, to the purpose of the gates at Dashila 大栅栏，to the old bricks used to build the Shijia Hutong Museum, to the lives of previous residents there, Matthew Hu entertained and lightened us with his knowledge and observation of Beijing, its neighborhoods and urban development. Proceeds of this event benefit the Beijing hutong conservation status survey spearheaded by Matthew Hu.
original announcement as follows
Beijing’s ambition to develop into a major international city has been confronted with the fact that it’s losing more and more heritage buildings everyday with the fast growing urban development, thus losing its cultural identity. When in the role of representative for The Prince’s Charities Foundation (China), Matthew Hu 胡新宇 completed the Shijia Hutong Museum project, which is modest but unique. The museum has since attracted celebrities such as HRH the Duke of Cambridge Prince William. The Yale Club of Beijing invites you to join Matthew for a talk, followed by a walk through the exhibitions. Matthew will share his personal observation about heritage preservation in Beijing, especially the hutong preservation. Ticket revenue will benefit a survey of Beijing’s hutongs.
Time: 10 am to noon
Venue: Shijia Hutong Museum 史家胡同博物馆, 24 Shijia Hutong
Eligibility: Open to all. Non-Yalies are welcome.
Tickets: RMB50 on-line or RMB100 for walk-ins.
Language: Chinese and English
Yale Club Caps: A free Yale Club of Beijing cap for each participant. If you wish to buy additional caps, please order here https://yoopay.cn/pay/78044401.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Welcome the New Year’s with a fun day of skiing, co-hosted by the Yale Club of Beijing and our friends at the Johns Hopkins University Beijing Club! Date: Saturday, Jan 24, [...]
Welcome the New Year’s with a fun day of skiing, co-hosted by the Yale Club of Beijing and our friends at the Johns Hopkins University Beijing Club!
Date: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
Location: Nanshan Ski Resort (Website http://www.nanshanski.com/index-en.asp)
• Ski Pass: 240 Yuan/4 hours (Including tickets, insurance, cable cars and a full set of ski equipment rental)*
• Shuttle Bus: 40 yuan round trip
Total Expense: 280 yuan (ski pass and bus, not including the cost of food)
Departure Time and Place: We will meet at the Sanyuanqiao SUBWAY STATION, EXIT D (South West Exit) @ 8AM and walk to the bus together
(here is the map: http://www.nanshanski.com/web_en/content_zhoubian.asp?id=97)
Return Time: Depart from Nanshan at 5:30PM (likely arrive back around 6:50PM)
To sign up, please RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Jan 22.
*Note: It is fine if you want to bring your own ski equipment. Also, you are welcome to drive to Nanshan and meet us, but please let John know ahead of time.
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On Saturday, May 17th, the Yale Club of Beijing teamed up with the OxBridge and Princeton Clubs to host a nature walk through Beijing's Haidian district. Two Chinese-speaking experts from [...]
On Saturday, May 17th, the Yale Club of Beijing teamed up with the OxBridge and Princeton Clubs to host a nature walk through Beijing’s Haidian district. Two Chinese-speaking experts from the environmental education NGO Nature University (自然大学, http://www.nu.ngo.cn/) led our hike and introduced us to various sites and environmental sites along the way. After a morning of hiking, the group broke for a dumpling lunch in a nearby town. The Clubs donated 600 RMB to the Nature University.
ORIGINAL EVENT NOTICE:
Yale, Princeton, and Oxbridge Alumni Beijing Urban Waterway Hike
RSVP here on Yoopay: https://yoopay.cn/event/YPOHike2014
Join members of Yale, Princeton, and Oxbridge Clubs of Beijing in spending quality time together in the outdoors by the Miyun-Beijing Canal Nansha River Shangzhuang Reservoir. Learn about the water issues in Beijing and increase your awareness about the environmental challenges that the city is facing.
On the day, choose between a leisurely morning walk of 8 km or stick around for a full hike of 20 km.
The price of tickets includes guide services and a donation to the Nature University. Learn more about the Nature University education programming at http://www.nu.ngo.cn.
1. Guides and Club point persons:
Zhang Xiang (Nature University) and Huang Hua (Nature University), and Bailey Carroll (Yale – 137 1894 9649), Lingzi Gui (Princeton – 136 1105 5130), Ajay Ahluwalia (Oxford – 138 1033 1649). Guiding will be provided in Chinese with translations by fellow participants when needed. Please indicate to the guides or the Club point persons that you require translation.
2. Route plan
Time: May 24th, 2014 (Saturday), 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
a. Meeting point: Metro Line 4 Beigongmen Station D Exit
b. Detailed itinerary: Metro Line 4 Beigongmen Station D Exit, Qinglong Bridge, Malianwa West Road, Taizhouwu Road, Lengquan Qiao, picnic lunch outside of Taizhouwu Village, Beiqing Road, Nansha River Tributary, Nansha River (Changle Village segment), Shangzhuang Reservoir, return to Beigongmen Train Station.
3. Food: Lunch will be a picnic at a riverside. Please bring along food for yourself and a bit to share with others. Water can be purchased at vendors along the route.
4. Price: RMB 50 to for dues-paying members of the Princeton & Yale clubs and members of Oxbridge; RMB 60 to non dues-paying members of Princeton & Yale as well as guests of Oxbridge.
5. Major points of environmental interest: Miyun-Beijing Canal, Liulituan Landfill, Shanzhuang Reservoir, Nansha River and its tributary.
6. Total distance: Shorter route – 8 km, longer route – 20 km.
7. Terminal points and transportation:
a. Longer route (circa 20 km): Terminal point at Shangzhuang Reservoir, take bus 303 to the terminal station of Subway Line 4, Beigongmen and take subway from there.
b. Shorter route (circa 8 km): Terminal point at Tundian Bridge Stop, from where bus 330 goes to Metro Line 4 Beigongmen Station, or bus 633 to Shangdi, bus 651 to Zhongguancun and Xizhimen, bus 952 to West Fourth Ring Road and Fengtai, bus 968 to Zhongguancun, West Third Ringroad, and Daxing. The route is flat and suitable to very young and also older participants. A stroller with sturdy wheels could easily be used along the route, although note that busses tend to have limited space for strollers so you might require a taxi to return back to the metro.
a. 8:45 am Meet-up at Metro Line 4 Beigongmen Station D Exit
b. 9:00 am Prompt departure; Walk along the Miyun-Beijing Canal
c. 12: 00 noon Picnic Lunch nearby Taizhouwu Village
d. 1:00 pm After lunch those taking the shorter route take public transit back; the rest head out for the reminder of the hike
e. 4:30 pm Those taking the longer route arrive at Shangzhuang Reservoir, take public transit back to the city
10. Please note:
a. Most of the time we will be nearby water, adults are responsible for taking care of their children or any other minors that accompany them. Please do not allow children enter water.
b. Liulitun Landfill is an environmental protection sensitive site with frequent waste disposal truck traffic. Please do not approach any of the staff at the site in large groups as this could attract attention from other staff and supervisors and lead to unwanted consequences.
c. Most sections of the walk are open for various levels of traffic. Please be careful!
d. Neither the Clubs nor Nature University can be held liable for any injury or loss incurred during the hike. Participants are advised to carry their own health and accident insurance.
e. The hike might be called off in case of extreme weather forecast, in which case notice will be sent out no later than two days in advance. The event will not be cancelled due to light rain or poor air quality on the day.
f. Bar for cancellation due to extreme weather, refunds cannot be provided for purchased tickets.
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