Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shanghai’s Pale Wave. Shanghai’s Healthy Restaurants and Their Interior

It might be just me or Shanghai does seem to hire the same interior designer for dressing new bakeries and Western-style goodforyou-burger bars. Baker and Spice, Wagas (ok, having the same owner explains it), but Origin and Kush? We, people … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” – ┬áNathaniel Hawthorne

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Christmas Eve with Friends

Blog writing’s ying-yang has apparently got under my skin lately since I cannot let go of the fact that there are some events (aspects, bits and pieces, part and parcel) in my life that I simply cannot share with you … Continue reading

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Xmas Dinner at Shangri-La and Tribute to Cheese

A student of mine and her family invited me for Christmas dinner last night at this hotel. It is said to offer the best buffet in Shanghai. Agree. For 300 RMB (roughly 50 USD) per head, you get to try … Continue reading

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Joe Wang RTCA Speech

Joe Wang RTCA Speech

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Duck Tongue

A chapter in which Andie-Pandie goes out with two lady colleagues for Christmas dinner and learns that it takes quite some time to make Chinese people let one in to their private lives. And, generally, talking about the self is … Continue reading

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Ting Bu Dong Mandarin Language School

Whenever there was a break in my school I went to Vicky to help me prevent my Chinese grammar amnesia. She’s one of the most genuine teachers I’ve ever met and last week I decided to switch to her classes … Continue reading

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