Overview of articles about 'Shanghai Life' Category

Flying Chef Cooks At Home

Monday, June 25th, 2007

While adding new links to My China Start I ran into the Flying chef website.
The Flying Chef is labeled as a Shanghai-based, inexpensive service to book an experienced Chinese chef to cook in your home for private dinners.
I kinda like the concept and it doesn’t seem to cost too much. I’ll try […]

Moving A Tree

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Not my best picture, I know, but I’m always impressed with how they move things here.

Tailor Chen Plays Computer Games

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Walking in Nanchang Lu we noticed Tailor Chen. A male showed us the fabrics and the price for a pair of pants seemed ok, 550 Rmb.

We were willing to buy and thought we’d try to bargain a bit. Just a little and if they had come up with a good counter offer or even […]

The Buildings Are Finished

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

It’s been some time since I put a new picture online of the building activities in my neighbourhood. Back in october 2005 I published the last picture and since then the building is almost finished. Take a look

The next phase will be to tear down the old quarter in front of it. The […]

A Chinese Phonecall

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Ring, Ring.
I pick up the phone, say my name.
Is W. there? I hear a female voice on the other side
No, she isn’t, I answer
Where is she?, is the new question.
And you are?, I ask
Where is she? is the reaction.
Tuut, tuut, is the sound she hears after I hang up.
Over the years my chinese phone […]

Vigilant Cigarette Vendor

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Just walked down to go to my neighbourhood cigarettte shop to get a fresh carton of Honghe. Run by a couple that actually genuinly smiles as part of their service I was out of luck today. A small crowd had gathered outside the shop, and the owner was holding probably a thief by his […]

Decaf coffee Available Again

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Previously I vented about the unavailibility of decaf coffee in the Shanghai Starbucks. I’m not sure whether it was my post that woke them up (well, I’m pretty sure that it didn’t:) but today a real cup of decaf coffee was available.
I noticed something else as well. Whenever you order a drink, in my […]

Shanghai Foreign English Teachers Test

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

A long time ago, I taught a bit of English. Being Dutch and having an accent I’m happy to say there are now 3 Chinese women in Kunming that pronounce words like “Go”, with a hard G. It sounds a bit like Ghhhhrrrooo. It was a short lived career for many reasons.
Having known […]

Fake DVD Sold Out

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

We bought the movie “The post modern life of my aunt” in the dvd shop around the corner.
The sales lady asked for 13 Renminbi. A bit high but she explained the illegal copies were sold out.
This was the real version, she told us and of course we believed her.
On a side note, the movie […]

Shanghai Classifieds - A Funny Read

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Reading classifieds are a great distraction when I’m on the loo, in a taxi or sitting in a Starbucks with nothing else to do.
A selection of the best of the last weeks. It’s easy to make fun of some Chinglish (still fun though) but the International community also adds to my entertainment.
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