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.

  • Behold… The UBIcycle!

    Since last Friday, Hélène and I have moved one step closer to being true Shanghainese. Case in point...

  • Shanghai Short Stories

    Hey! Again, sorry for slacking on the blog front. I’ve been working hard, mostly, and re-adjus...

  • Overworked? Believe it

    It’s Sunday night, 7h30 PM… I’m working tomorrow at 9 AM, and I’m just about...

  • Cocktails in the Courtyard

    As any long-term expat in China will tell you, the stares and impassive curiosity of our Chinese hos...

  • Shanghai Bus Ride

    I take the bus to work every morning. It’s been six months of daily bus rides, and they have b...

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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