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Is that water or alcohol?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Entering the building the female guard looks at the big jug (5 litres) I’m carrying.
When I open the door, she asks, Is that water or alcohol?
I wonder what else they’re thinking and not saying

Shanghai Photo of the Week - 1

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

A new Sunday series with a photo of the week, taken from Shanghai Daily Photos.
Rabbit Art to be seen in the Ju’Roshine Life Art Space (169 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Lu)

David Braid and Matt Brubeck Go Listen To Jazz

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Just a very quick post before I’m off to Maneo for some brunch.
Last night we went to the show of David Braid and Matt Brubeck.
This afternoon they play in the Glamour Bar. If you like great jazz that borders classical music I suggest you to go.
Sunday, April 27, 4pm
Incidental Sunday at Glamour Bar
5 on […]

Civic-consciousness Lessons on Shanghai TV

Friday, February 29th, 2008

We’re having dinner at a friend’s place. As seems to be a Chinese must the TV is playing it’s noisy wallpaper role, in this case the SMG cartoon channel as a kid is present. Chopsticking into Chengdu dishes the cartoons are given a break and there’s an public harmony message aired.
The hosts of […]

Shanghai World Expo Mascot Shows Teeth

Friday, December 21st, 2007

What is it with mascots? They always look like being drawn by a retard that is still watching season one of Sponge Bob, which is actually a cool cartoon character aimed at kids.
After the Beijing Friendlies that went through a name makeover and became the Fuwa’s, now Shanghai has come up with as Imagethief […]

Car Free Day In Shanghai

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Today was the car free day in Shanghai. Traffic was the same as usual.

Taxi driver Jimmy

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Jimmy Speaks pretty good English.
He’s been a taxi driver for some time now and is still young.
Jimmy also likes to talk, about football, about Feijenoord, the club from Rotterdam.
That’s a major plus for someone coming from that city.
As my Chinese still needs a lot to be desired this was my chance […]

A Morning in Shanghai

Friday, September 7th, 2007

6:00 Woken up by the sounds of a building that is being molested. The roof tiles are falling on the pavement. I peek outside of the window. Construction workers are having a great time acting as the localized alarm clock.
6:05 Put in earplugs and fall asleep
8:00 Get up, look outside and notice that construction […]

Taxi Drivers in Shanghai - Stay Awake and Don’t Eat

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Imagine being a cabbie in Shanghai. You make long days, one day on, one day off and your salary has decreased over the last 10 years.
You also just survived the “spit sack” campaign that was intended to urge you to leave your phlegm in there instead of the street.
And now you’re ordered […]

Buying an Apartment in Shanghai

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

We have bought an apartment and originally I planned to write down the process. Catshanghai has done already an excellent job in describing the process.
The only thing I like to add is that fees for real estate agents are negotiable. Officially they are 1% of the purchase price paid by the buyer and […]

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