Reading Time: < 1 minute Pudong 浦东 is well-known these days because it stands for the development of new Shanghai. I remember in 1980s there is a saying in Shanghai: 宁要浦西一张床，不要浦东一间房. Translated in English, it says people would rather want a bed in Pu Xi than a room in Pudong. Not any more. From what I heard from my friends
Reading Time: 2 minutes On the bus to Ningbo (Beilun), I fell asleep. I needed this break — past 2 weeks were not easy for me, I felt much relaxed when I could go home. I have choosen the bus ever since the highway from Shanghai to Ningbo was complete and the bus service launched. I still remember the
Reading Time: < 1 minute I will be going home tomorrow. To be more precise, I will go to my parents home at Ningbo this weekend. Since twelve I left my home for middle school, I am used to move. From Zhenghai, to Wuhan, to Shanghai, eventually to Missouri (Rolla, St. Louis). Sometimes I don’t know where is my home.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I am not a big fan of Starbucks coffee. I admire it as a company and its business is doing well in the US and internationally. I was a bit surprised last summer when I saw a Starbucks shop inside the Forbidden City (Beijing). This time as I spent more time in Shanghai I found
Reading Time: < 1 minute Not surprisingly, work and live in Shanghai is more hectic than St. Louis. I live in a hotel near Metro lines. I usually get up at 7 AM. After shower and breakfast, I hit the road at 8 AM. It took me about 45 minutes (change of Metro Line 3 to 2) to get to
Reading Time: < 1 minute There are many chain restaurants in Shanghai these days, with all kinds of flavors. This noon I went to an Japanese restaurant with my old friend at Lu Jia Zhui (the financial district in Pudong). I noticed that restaurant has a store in my current office building too. I don’t have problems with Japanese food.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Just as I felt pretty good about working & living in Shanghai, I lost my digital camera on a taxi. See, sometimes I can not feel too good about myself. It’s mostly my fault. I put the camera in my coat pocket because I took pictures whenever I saw something interesting. It’s very easy for
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today is the second day I work in Shanghai. Taking the subway (metro, underground) from Xu Jia Hui to Jing An Temple was not too bad. It took me about 45 minutes from my hotel to the Kerry Center in W. Nanjing Rd. I chose No. 3 and No. 2 subway. The reason I did
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was amazed at the number of cars in apartment complex in Shanghai. Many recent apartments have build-in garages. I asked one friend who lives in a 3 years old high-rise apartment. He told me one covered parking spot cost RMB 150,000, or it can be rent for RMB 6,000 per year; the parking along
Reading Time: 2 minutes I am not going to do a comparison between Shanghai and St. Louis here. I don’t think it’s fair to compare these two great cities. Here I’m going to put down a few observations I made in past few days. Hospital I went to see doctor today for my sleep problem. I went to Shanghai