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.

  • 西施 Loses Her Innocence

    Although it’s freezing cold outside right now, the days were getting noticeably warmer last we...

  • Sundaycadence

    When we talk about China to people back home in Canada, and when they can be bothered to ask questio...

  • The Scheduling of Showers

    Hélène and I (and 西施!) continue to love our new apartment. It’s so much bigger than the previo...

  • King Kong and the Movie Industry

    Saturday night, Helene, a few of my colleagues and myself went to see Peter Jackson’s King Kon...

  • One Small Electronic Miracle

    Remember my atrocious evening at Microfabrique last February? At that time, I had sworn off the elec...

At Last… A New Apartment!

After a long and tedious search, Hélène, 西施 (Xi Shi) and I finally moved in to a new apartment. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing! To say the search has been tiring is an understatement… It took two agents ...

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Shanghai Short Stories

Hey! Again, sorry for slacking on the blog front. I’ve been working hard, mostly, and re-adjusting to life in Shanghai (didn’t take me long, believe me!) Also, Helene and I finally found a new apartment, and we will be moving ...

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That Hollywood Thing

Long time no write! Thank you for your patience in reading this blog; it feels like I haven’t written here in ages. Truth is, I have been working for weeks on end, with nary time off in sight. For one ...

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It’s a Godzilla Night

Some facts: It’s Friday night at 10h30 PM, and Helene is sleeping because she’s exhausted from her first week at work. My buddy Chris picked up a copy of Godzilla: Final Wars for me, which is possibly the best DVD ...

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Stop Worrying and Love the Typhoon

Long time no post! I got swallowed up by a storm… No, no, not Typhoon Matsa! That went just fine. I’m just buried under work this week. I was gonna post an update last weekend to reassure everybody that we ...

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