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China trip (Day 11 – Shanghai)

| October 24, 2013

Aside from revisiting our old haunts, we have some errands to run in Shanghai. A quick visit to the notary public and my old office took care of most of that. Visiting government offices in Shanghai is generally painless. One needs to wait for half an hour to an hour in a nice and clean [...]

China trip (Day 10 – Kunming to Shanghai)

| October 23, 2013

Ahh to be out of the perpetual rain in Kunming and be in sunny Shanghai! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Shanghai! The minute we touched down, I felt a sense of relief wash over me. I realized this feeling was reserved only for places I consider home. Familiar territory! [...]

My Chinese test

| April 11, 2012

I have taken yet another break from my Chinese lessons. See if you can read what I wrote on my test many months back…  

Who’s excited about the Shanghai Litfest?

| March 4, 2012

I had been wanting to attend the Shanghai Litfest ever since I found out about it one or two years ago. I can finally go!! I’ll be attending the Edward P. Jones writing workshop, then G and I will be attending these sessions.

Red bean soymilk

| February 26, 2012

It was interesting, and G liked it a lot.

Weekly Gratefulness List (January 8 to 14, 2012)

| January 21, 2012

–my birthday! I don’t normally celebrate my birthday; the most is probably just dinner with friends. This year, my Bunny insisted that we do something special so after a yummy dinner at an Italian restaurant, we had a relaxing full body oil massage. Bunny planned for us to go to a KTV because I had [...]

One good reason to visit me in Shanghai…

| December 11, 2011

Milk teas are cheap and plentiful. Consider these prices at Happy Lemon in Manila. And then these at Happy Lemon in Shanghai.   Current exchange rate is at RMB1=Php6.85. Fine, let’s put it at RMB1=Php7 just to make things a little easier for us mathematically-challenged beings. So there. You do the math (since I have [...]

Pig Brain

| December 9, 2011

This was part of tonight’s dinner.

Shanghai Library

| November 29, 2011

I was prepared to be impressed, and I was. Shanghai Library is big and clean and organized and oh-so-modern! Readers can access different sections of the library depending on what functions they have on their library card. I only got the most basic function on my card, which is free, allowing me to enter the [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (November 20 to 26, 2011)

| November 28, 2011

Two wonderful things! –book launch of “A Treat of 100 Short Stories” though I couldn’t be there, and –the Shanghai Library where I spent my whole Saturday brainstorming on my second novel *happy sigh