• Andrew Lu

    pandemic fragments

    notes from 2020

    April 1, 2021
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    January 20, Beijing It was almost noon and the sky was pale brown with rolling sand. Unmasked, I stood at a bus stop on a wide, open road, choking on the Gobi desert as my friend took videos of the empty streets. Three days into Chinese New Year break, we headed downtown to brunch, putting […]


    a love story

    March 11, 2021
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    The first seed of my interest in drag was planted during the summer of 2008, when the Olympics came to Beijing. Between the third and fourth ring of the rippling city, my mother, father, big brother and I lived in a small apartment, burning under a sky that was, at the time, still blue. I […]