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.

  • The Last Night

    This is it. My last post as a resident of Shanghai… at least for the time being. Tomorrow at 1...

  • The Taxi Scam

    You live in a country for more than two years, you think you’ve figured out all the scams. Hah...

  • The Euphoria of Completion

    The E3 Countdown reached zero yesterday night, and without much fanfare. We expected the last days t...

  • 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...

  • Landfall

    The big travel circle that took me to Los Angeles and through Montreal on the way back is now comple...

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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The Mysterious Case of the Japanese Screwdriver

As a producer, my role is to allow my team to do their job unhindered; to get the details out of their way so they can work their magic. It can include big things like going to bat in front ...

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