He is named ZHAI Hailin, officially. He is also glad to be called Yanzhen, and some friends do.

He is 7 here. He is a little bit superstitious of this number.


He studied Architecture in Shanghai, he is doing doctoral research in Rome, and he lives in Paris.

He tries his best to learn the local language in each city he passes, and he wastes his life this way.

Now he is studying French, and Cantonese sometimes.


He appears also in Flickr, with photographs from the cities he has ever lived in, loved, or just traveled.


Contact 7 with email if you prefer. Surely you can leave message directly here.


He writes this blog for his friends or anyone who enjoys sharing his stories and ideas, majorly in Chinese.