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.

  • My Life as a Rock Star

    Whew! It’s been an insanely busy week, and I’m glad it’s all over. If you’ve...

  • Two Years in Shanghai

    Well, here we are. Helene and I have been living 2 years in Shanghai, to the day. Even though I call...

  • Happy New Year!

    Helene and I are spending our last day in Ho Chi Minh City, as our plane back to Shanghai leaves ton...

  • Drums on the Basketball Court

    Drums on the Basketball Court

    As you’re probably aware, basketball is a big thing in Shanghai because of NBA superstar Yao M...

  • Pyongyang On My Mind

    It’s happening again. Ever since I’ve been in China, I’ve been meaning to visit Ko...

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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