China Moments

Shanghai, 2003-2006: In early 2003, I quit an IT job to follow my dreams of living abroad. Fortune smiled on me, and I landed my first job in the videogame industry at Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio. China Moments, my first blog, documented my first expatriation experience and my obsession with the craft of videogames.

  • Nosebleed Spicy

    I’m in the closing moments of the E3 project right now, which means we’re all getting cr...

  • Dinner That Stings

    Here’s an awesome pic taken by my colleague, Jori, of the (in)famous scorpion dish available a...

  • My New Gamer Friend

    Friday night, after a tough week of hard work and being sick, I took the taxi home, wondering what I...

  • Surreal Concert Tickets

    When I try to explain why I like the weirdness of Shanghai, it’s difficult to give a specific ...

  • New Year, New Face!

    I’ve seen a lot of dubious advertisements, but this one takes the cake. This advertisement is ...

Happy New Year!

Helene and I are spending our last day in Ho Chi Minh City, as our plane back to Shanghai leaves tonight at 1 AM. Helene is doing some last-minute shopping, and I take the time to make one last post ...

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Post-Backpackerism: Follow-Up

Julie, a young Quebecoise currently backpacking around Southeast Asia, reacted yesterday to my post titled Post-Backpackerism. Allow me to trans-quote: I’m divided. I wouldn’t go so far as to call you a snob, because there’s a few things you said on ...

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The Celine Curse

(With apologies to my dear mother, who is also named Celine… This has nothing to do with her!) I have a travel-related curse. I hear Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On in every country I visit. Every single one. ...

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Post-Backpackerism

After spending three days outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Helene and I are now stationed in Pham Ngu Lao, the “backpacker central” of Vietnam. It’s a stark, and rather unwelcome, contrast to being pleasantly lost in the Mekong Delta. ...

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Getting Lost in Vietnam

Merry Christmas from Saigon! Helene and I just returned to Ho Chi Minh-City where we intend to spend the last leg of our trip. Vietnam thus far has been an exhilarating, fantastic adventure, and I’m glad we decided to come. ...

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