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...

Shanghaied and Addicted to Burnout

Well, as of today at 3 PM, Hélène is gone to Thailand for 2 and a half weeks. Which means I’ll stay in cold, gray Shanghai while she’s enjoying super-fresh seafood in a paradise island of plenty where you get ...

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The Feeling of Receiving Your Own Game

Today, I received my complimentary copy of Ghost Recon 2 PS2. It’s always a rush to get a version of a game you created. It’s strange, especially since I had the chance to play with the Gold Master until I ...

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