Bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote about his recent trip to China, including the experience of holding a year-old panda in his lap.
Utter, utter happiness. Better than any number of awards. Makes being a writer completely worthwhile. I suspect that world peace and harmony would come about in weeks if people just got to put pandas on their laps every few months. Honest.
Link -via Exploding Aardvark
Also read about how giraffes hide in Beijing.