Tag Archives: Shanghai

Good Bye Shanghai

The movers are here at our apartment as I am writing this, sending all our stuff by sea and by air. Some things like my beloved yarn stash, we won’t see for at least 3 months. Makes you wonder, if … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be a Toys R Us Kid

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and just like Christmas in the States, that means we have to get gifts for many of the people we know. The maids and doormen will get gift cards, but other people get more … Continue reading

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The Essential Guide to Your Chinese New Year Meal

Yesterday I was out in search of chocolate (what I consider the staff of life–my version of communion would be chocolate bars and cocoa, not bread and wine!) when I came across what looked to be an impromptu farmer’s market … Continue reading

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Seen and Not Seen in Shanghai

Last Sunday was the first sunny day we had had in Shanghai since coming back, so I decided to take a walk to Jing ‘An Park which is just down the street by the subway station. Parks on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

A blog post! How novel! I’m writing from the US, land of free speech. Just as I finally got the whole vpn situation under control so I could post again, China upped the ante. Then, just like that, all vpn … Continue reading

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Can You Say “Santa Claus”? Part 1

This week I went with a group from the American Women’s Club of Shanghai to Nanxun, a 2nd tier city in China with a lot of migrant workers, for a day of philanthropy with the Lion’s Club of China. The … Continue reading

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Back in VPN Land

The joys of living with censorship. Yes, I’m now back in China and since we’ve been back we’ve been having a little argument with the government about whether we should be able to see whatever we want on the internet. … Continue reading

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