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.

  • 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. Need...

  • The Evils of Cheese

    I’ve been working pretty hard lately (as evidenced by my recent posts) and I was due for a bre...

  • The Martini Geek

    Over the years of identifying myself as a geek, I have pondered the definition of the word. The best...

  • Beijing Nights

    I’m writing this post from Beijing, in a small Internet cafe near the sidestreet (hutong) wher...

  • That Hollywood Thing

    Long time no write! Thank you for your patience in reading this blog; it feels like I haven’t ...

Farewell, North Korean Style

Many of us on Splinter Cell Double Agent are being phased out of the project. Myself, as producer, I would have stayed until the very bitter end… but since I am joining a new project in October in Montreal, the ...

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Kobe Beef Weekend

Man, what a weekend we just had. Here’s the invation I sent to everyone; let’s just say it turned out to be a very accurate description… Aaaah, the life of a Kobe Beef… You spend your life immobile, eating food ...

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The Cat Goes Beep!

It’s a frantic period of late. Not only do I have to wrap up SCDA X360, but I also have to prepare my vacations and my move out of China at the end of October. I’m officially running out of days of ...

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The Crunch

Here we are. Crunch Time. If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology, “crunch time” is that period of a game development project where you’re entering the final stretch and working your ass off to get everything polished and functional. In some ...

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Hot Water Wars

I mentioned in the past that our apartment building has the most retarded hot water system in Shanghai – nay, in China. You see, most apartment buildings, hell, even small apartments are equipped with a small water heater. No fuss, ...

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