Monthly Archives: February 2005

The Secret Banana Cupboard

The studio, like all big companies in Shanghai, employs ayi (阿姨), cleaning ladies who also serve as after-hours receptionists and all-around helpers. The word ayi actually means ‘auntie’, and is used to address all cleaning ladies. The studio employs 4 ...

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San Francisco, Beijing

I love traveling! I’m leaving tomorrow (Saturday) for San Francisco, where I’ll participate in a consumer survey for my current project at work. I’ll get to spend a weekend in SF, which is a city I love, and of which ...

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Couchsurfing

The idea is simple yet brilliant: a website where adventurous travelers can search for couches on which to sleep for free, all around the world. My good friend Flint recommended the website to me, and seeing a dire lack of ...

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鸡年快乐!*

The Year of the Rooster is here! Once again, Spring Festival this year reminded me how much of a blast (no pun intended) it is to be in China around this time. We had an awesome dinner at our friend’s ...

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Go! Go! Screwdriver Of Aweaome Mystery~!

An update on the screwdriver story: We received it yesterday by FedEx, and it allowed us to open a memory card and ‘damage’ it as per instructions. That screwdriver saved us many headaches. As a result, it’s now known as ...

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