Overview of articles about 'Shanghai Life' Category

Spot the DVD Difference

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

No not the movies:), that would be too obvious.

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It’s the plastic sleeve that has changed for some time now.
It used to be crappy thin plastic (the one on the right) and now it’s strong quality plastic (the one on the left).
And the price of DVD’s is still the same. Product improvement avant […]

Shanghai Starbucks Sucks Decaf

Friday, March 16th, 2007

All Starbucks outlets here in Shanghai were overcrowded between 10:00 and 12:00 this morning. Free coffee makes people stand in line. A smart marketing ploy by Starbucks that offered also free coffee yesterday in the rest of the world.

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So why the “sucks decaf” title you may wonder.
Every now and then, hyper from too much […]

Pig Year

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Wish all readers a great and fat year of the pig.
Watch the short Fireworks video, showing you what it was like a bit after 12 ‘o clock on Chinese New Year in Shanghai

Nostalgia A Great Documentary About Shanghai

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Everyday I look out my window and I see this, an old Shanghai quarter.
Last night we went to the movie Nostalgia by Haolun Shu. A documentary about a Shanghai Quarter (Shikumen) destined to be replaced by skyscrapers. The movie had been shown before but I didn’t make it that time. I’m glad I did […]

Fresh Zebra Crossings in Shanghai

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

It’s amazing how fast and efficient our street is re-paved and gets the zebra crossings as a finishing touch.

Shanghai Fitness Centre Hopping

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Our old fitness centre, Total Fitness on Nanjing Xi Lu, was not bad at the beginning. Sure, they had problems with the volume of the music and I had to get used to men drying their scrotum with a hair dryer, but getting past that, it was ok. That’s Shanghai fitness, I gathered.
A year […]

Satellite TV Shanghai

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Looking out of the window of the bus I noticed there are many satellite dishes attached to the balconies of the big buildings.
In Holland satellite dishes mostly imply that it’s an apartment occupied by immigrants who like to watch tv in their native language.
In Shanghai, I have the feeling, it means seeing […]

8 Things I Wish I Had Missed During The China Internet Blackout

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Positive solutions did a post on the things he missed when the Internet in China went back to the dark ages. A nice angle and I will blatantly copy his idea and spin it into telling you what I wish I had missed in this period.
1. Staring at my browser for ages hoping that […]

Plaza 66 Shanghai Pick Up Spot

Friday, December 15th, 2006

In Shanghai there are several landmarks and one of them is the ultra luxurious Plaza 66. It’s a high end shopping mall with an office tower attached. It’s great place, you can walk there in Summer to enjoy the airco and in Winter to get some warmth. Nobody seems to buy anything as all […]

Etiquette in the Shanghai Subway Escalators

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

More than 2.500.000 commuters take the Shanghai subway daily.
I take it occasionally and when I do, only when I’m a first arrival at the escalator I put my feet on it. If the sqeezing and pushing has started I take the stairs. The Shanghai subway operators feel they should improve the etiquette on […]

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