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.

  • Landfall

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

  • 32-Hour Man

    For some reason, I have always thought of myself as a lazy person. When I have a day off, it’s...

  • Pirated DVD Reviews

    BoingBoing posted a hilarious link on reviews of DVDs bought right off the streets of Shanghai : Rev...

  • VIP Cinema

    I went to see Batman Begins yesterday, and it was a damn good movie. It takes a lot to make me forge...

  • I Thought I Knew Tired

    Here we are, working on a Sunday for the second week in a row. E3 is in 3 weeks, and we’re in ...

Canadian Whispers

Like I said in my previous post, Helene is currently doing her best to enjoy the island of Samui in Thailand, while I toil away and do my best to finish Splinter Cell Double Agent. Being alone was fun for ...

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Shedding Shanghai

I tell you; it’s a weird psychological process to begin to think about going back to my home country after 3 years abroad. If Helene and I had decided we wanted to stay in Shanghai, I’m sure we’d be fine ...

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Homebound

As you probably inferred from a recent post of mine, Montreal has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s not so much that Helene and I are sick and tired of Shanghai; sure, some aspects are not as novel, ...

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Lost in Translating

Picture this: two Western men are standing in a street in Shanghai. They stand in exactly the same spot, looking around. One of them is looking at the street with new eyes, being newcomer in the city. The heat, the ...

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Gifts Great and Small

Wednesday night, the E3 Core Team gathered at Ubisoft’s favorite Shanghainese restaurant, 海上阿叔 (“Shanghai Uncle”), for one final cheer over our accomplishment. We had an awesome time, and much wine was drunk as we cheered on. In the middle of ...

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