Faster pace

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… Continue reading Faster pace

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Restaurant

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.… Continue reading Restaurant

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Lost camera

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… Continue reading Lost camera

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So far so good

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… Continue reading So far so good

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Cars

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… Continue reading Cars

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Differences

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… Continue reading Differences

A poor guy from St. Louis

Reading Time: 2 minutes I happened to visit some of the high-end shopping malls in Shanghai yesterday. One is CITIC square (中信泰富广场), which host many world top brands such as Amanni, Bailey, Mont Blanc, etc. The price tag of some of the items amazed me quite a bit, e.g., I saw a ladies’ coat for RMB 9500, a sweat… Continue reading A poor guy from St. Louis

Feel better

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today is my first day in Shanghai for this trip, it’s also the Chinese New Year’s day. Obviously I don’t have a good start with a sleepless night. Also with majority of my friends spending time with family members, I felt I am a little weird. I can tell when I go to the caferia… Continue reading Feel better

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Sleepless in Shanghai

Reading Time: 2 minutes I could not fell asleep at my first night in Shanghai. The jet lag is one reason, but I know the real cause is deeper in my heart. There were lots of firework in Shanghai between 11PM to 12 AM, I have not watched the firework that closely for a while. The amazing thing is… Continue reading Sleepless in Shanghai

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Taking vacations

Reading Time: < 1 minute I will be taking vacations from tomorrow Jan 27 till Feb 5. I expect to have access to Internet regularly but I hope I can find something more fun than computer. Life is much more than computer and Internet. Today is my last day at work before this Chinese New Year. I told some of… Continue reading Taking vacations

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