Monthly Archives: May 2005

The Perils of Street Intersections

Most of the foreigners living in Shanghai will tell you : crossing the street for the first time in China can be a daunting, pulse-pouding experience. It’s probably the one thing about Shanghai I thought I would never get used ...

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The Martini Geek

Over the years of identifying myself as a geek, I have pondered the definition of the word. The best I came up with goes as follows: Geek: A person who obsesses over trivial details in a much more thorough manner ...

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WWCC

My goodness. It’s like an epiphany! I just learned an acronym that defines me: Westerner With Chinese Characteristics Reading this article, it suddenly all makes sense. I understand why I: Sometimes express dismay, disgust or anger by ‘Aaaaayiiieeeee…’; Eat stuff ...

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Pirated DVD Reviews

BoingBoing posted a hilarious link on reviews of DVDs bought right off the streets of Shanghai : Reviews of DVDs That May or May Not Be Pirated But Were Definitely Bought on the Streets of Shanghai For About A Dollar ...

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Star Wars in Shanghai

It’s done. After 25 years, the two Star Wars trilogies are now wrapped up. I remember hoping beyond hope to see the prequel trilogy as a kid, but now that I’ve seen them, all I can think of is, Well, ...

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