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Monthly Archives: November 2011

China is one of those places you sometimes have to look to find beauty.  I find that we’re appreciating the little things even more, which is always a good thing…

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Since moving to Shanghai my interest in cooking has reawakened.  This is especially surprising given that we have the ugliest little blue kitchen in the world.  Bleh!  Hardly a room you want to spend time in.  I’ll admit, for me, it was loathe at first sight. However, I am slowly adjusting to our kitchen, and […]

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One of the highlights during Mom’s visit was our outing to Yuyuan Gardens.  Nestled in the center of the Shanghai’s sprawling metropolis, these ancient buildings and lush gardens offered a tiny pocket of peacefulness. After the Cultural Revolution, little is left in the way of longstanding or traditional architecture in Shanghai.  In fact, if you […]

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Shopping at Tesco is always an adventure!  If you’re not passing pig snouts and chicken feet, or lost in the massive ramen aisle, you’re finding yourself face to face with the most amusing products. Hot sale, huh?  You mean the corn juice isn’t flying off the shelves?!       Ewwww… I’m guessing this is […]

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– Chinese construction begins at 5:00 am, even. on. the. weekends… argh! -Blue sky and puffy white clouds NEVER get old…   – If you give my husband a few drinks and an umbrella, he will provide you with endless entertainment! – Maneuvering 2 bikes and 2 people into an elevator is tricky! – Biking […]

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