Category Archives: Shanghai has its moments

Wheel-gazing

I’m pedalling, hog-wild, good for the cellulite I guess. Urban grand-heat and I’m staring, gazing, wiping my glowing forehead. No time for pondering, biker on my right, pedi-cab on the left, nueveou-rich four-wheelers in front and behind. Fast, through the … Continue reading

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Finally! A Decent Subway Map of Shanghai

I’ve been looking, in vain, at official sites forever now and just a minute ago I stumbled on this one. (I was actually browsing for Douglas Adams books, which I didn’t find but this map at least provides some solace … Continue reading

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Ikea Still Life

This is just an instant of a thriving national habit, you know. And I’m an avid fan of this: in China, it’s totally ok to get your take-away sandwich/cake/yoghurt and eat it at any other catering establishment. You would never … Continue reading

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Pork Pie, Scary Clown and Open Air

Some of you have asked me recently to write more about my life so that you can imagine how I really live here. Well, here goes one on a special day of mine. First, guess what I had for dinner … Continue reading

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Popping the Question

To me? Light years from it. It was someone else’s fresh prince, in designer glasses and a white low-neck, arriving in a white, many-a-horse-power BMW sport, proposing to the apple of his eye. (He parked his pride super near the … Continue reading

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Budapest in Shanghai

This is a picture of many a billboards like this, all along Nanjing Dong Lu subway station. It advertises a Chinese beauty product with my city, Budapest, in the background. Yet another heartwarming sight whenever I change lines there! I … Continue reading

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Shanghai Rush Hour

When I was a child, we had this program on TV called Delta. I loved it. It was kind of an early version of some discovery channel type of program, happiest barrack style, dealing with the latest scientific breakthroughs and … Continue reading

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