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Locker Room Logic in Shanghai

Monday, March 26th, 2007

I get the key and wander into the locker room
It’s quiet in the fitness centre, not more then 5 people (men and women).
Having finished I return to take a shower.
While changing clothes, a man enters. His locker is next to mine.
Another person enters, his locker is also next to mine.
There are 180 Lockers available.

Make Shanghai Citizens Smile

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

How many smiles do you see on a typical Shanghai day.
Does the 24 hours shop assistant smile at you when you buy your late night milk. Does your apartment complex guard curl his lips when you greet him in the morning.
(One of the 3 guards in our building actually always smiles and […]

Shanghai Landlords, Rent and Deposits

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

A guest post by my good friend Hide who went through some ordeals getting his deposit back. It includes some useful tips on how to secure your deposit before you leave your Shanghai apartment.
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Author Hide
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Are you going to stay in Shanghai city?
If so, you should watch out for a “disease” rampant in the area.
Nowadays […]

New Bins in Shanghai

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

It’s almost 2 years now that I live in Shanghai.

In those almost 2 years I have been mildy frustrated with service, bemused over the way traffic behaves and amused about the image Shanghai tries to display to the outside world regarding laundry hanging outside. I have been a lot more probably but I don’t […]

Shanghai Traffic Fines

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

STOP, you hear me, STOP JAYWALKING, STOP IGNORING THE RED LIGHT.
Why all the fuss you may ask. A new career incentive system has been implemented.
Part of a traffic copper’s evaluation will be based on the number of fines they hand out during a week
I predict the competition for handling busy intersections in Shanghai will […]

A Bookstore

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Walking down Shaanxi Road, crossing Changle Road, my eyes noticed a shop sign saying “Garden Books”. The interesting part is that it didn’t seem to bear any Chinese name. Just Garden Books. In a city that is pretty much Chinese that was a pleasant surprise as it might mean that they would have […]

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