Overview of articles about 'Shanghai Prices' Category

Bread Prices - Two Ways of Dealing With It

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Bread Prices - Two Ways of Dealing With It.
The price of almost everything has been going up in China, including the price of grain.
I buy my bread in 2 places and both shops have approached the price increase differently.
In the Portman bakery (inside the City supermarket) the ciabattas have a slightly smaller […]

Expensive China

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Yesterday I was baffled when the sales lady at my local Alldays convenience store told me the price of a 5 liter water container. The day before it was priced more than 5% less. She said that all prices in the store had increased. It’s inflation galore at the moment.
For the majority of the […]

international IP Phonecalls Getting More Expensive

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

For a change I was listening to the Chinese news. Well to be honest, my wife was watching and I was playing the computer as I heard something about IP.
I said something smart or at least tried, “Nice, another propaganda item about how China is fiercely protecting Intellectual Property” but I was wrong.. again:).
In their […]

How Much Does A Dog Cost in China

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Honestly, I wouldn’t know as we don’t keep a dog and also don’t intend to do so as space is limited in Shanghainese apartments and the last thing I’ll ever consider is getting a dog smaller than a rat. So, no, no dog for me. But for China‚Äôs nouveaux riches the Tibetan Mastiff is […]

Wisdom Tooth Pulled

Friday, June 29th, 2007

My second wisdom tooth was pulled yesterday.
Last time it was in the upper half of my jaw (to be exact on the right side) and it cost me 300 Rmb.
This time it was the lower half (left side) and it cost me double.
I have no inkling why there is such a […]

DVD Shop Weihai Lu/Maoming Lu

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Buying fake dvd’s in the same place for more than 2 years is mind boggling. The price of dvd’s we pay is 7 kuai for dvd-5 quality and if you buy a tv-series we pay 8 Rmb per disk.
Nothing new and nothing exciting. Once you have agreed a price, unless the dvd market […]

The One Yuan Shop

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

In Europe you have 1 Euro Shops, in the US, the 1 Dollar shops and in China the 1 Yuan shop

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I wonder if they all sell the same stuff.

Do you need money in Shanghai Read This

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

I am sure I will never make it as a copy editor:) but these were the words that came to mind reading a classified in the SH magazine.
A pawn shop or individual offering its services to poor foreigners. A niche I never thought of before.

The only time I wandered into a pawn shop […]

Turtles Hot Wedding Commodity

Monday, April 17th, 2006

If your marriage is falling apart, try to think back and ask yourself. “Did we have turtles on the menu during the wedding dinner?”. And why didn’t we, was it because I was too stingy?
“For (Chinese) wedding receptions, turtle is a must dish, as its Chinese name is very auspicious.”
Turtle prices are on the […]

Shanghai Shopping Malls

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

There are many places I like to avoid and on top of the list are shopping malls. I don’t enjoy spending an afternoon in a cramped overcrowded environment. Makes you wonder why I live in Shanghai but that’s another story.
It is inevitable to go their sometimes. W. likes them more than me so I […]

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