Culture shock. It’s a thing that everyone has to deal with when they move to a new place. For a few months, everything seems odd and peculiar and hilarious and out of this world. Nothing is the same as home, and you end up throwing your hands up in the air in frustration and confusion… Read More ›
The World of Chinese wrote this great post recently about reverse culture shock. As I am about to head off for a month of exploring the great historical sites (and the pizza shops) of Italy, I can’t help but wonder whether I will feel the same way as I leave Shanghai and arrive in a… Read More ›
So. I’m going to just throw this one out there and let it sit for a bit. I’ve been really loving Shanghai and am thinking I might want to stay here for more than one year. Boom. I said it. What. Crazy. I know. So what does that mean? It means I need to have… Read More ›
Sometimes it seems necessary to just write a post with pics and remove my sarcasm so you can all go ohhh and ahhh at some pretty, pretty pictures. Watch out, National Geographic, here I come with my somewhat blurry washed out pics taken from my iPhone camera.
“IT’S THE BIGGEST MALL IN ALL OF ASIA!” The buzz around Yueying Global Harbor was immense the first few weeks I was in Shanghai. Everyone was talking about it. “Did you know in Global Harbor…” “I heard that Global Harbor…” “Yesterday when I went to Global Harbor…” Yet, my interest was not piqued. It seemed… Read More ›
The art of a bargain is a skill that one can fine tune and develop while in China. However, just like certain ballerinas who can spin better than all the other lazy ballerinas who just don’t want to get dizzy, or some writers can just think of a magical world where 11-year-olds get sent letters… Read More ›