Making Barrells


June 3rd, 2010 in Blog by Chris 1

The lease on my apartment is up in a few weeks time. I’ve lived in the same place for four years, it’s not a record for me but pretty close. Over the last few years the layers of junk around the apartment have gotten bigger and bigger. The day of reckoning is approaching and very [...]

Scaling a Fish

Beaches and Diesel Fumes

May 26th, 2010 in Blog by Chris 0

I really don’t wanna complain about the weather, but Shanghai can be cold miserable place in the winter and an awful hot humid hell in the summer. Which actually could be perfectly tolerable, except that spring and fall are ridiculously short. This year has been nice in that winter was long and up until today [...]

Temple Escalator


May 19th, 2010 in Blog by Chris 0

It seems there are a pile of services online that want to know your status from where you are to what you are doing to how you feel, and it’s important to have a good answer about your status. Recently on MSN and Skype I’ve been using song titles and the response has been unexpected. [...]

Line 2 Stations

Miles and Miles

May 12th, 2010 in Blog by Chris 0

I just read that the Shanghai Metro is now the longest in the world. It’s even longer than the London metro system. I would guess the Shanghai system will keep growing over the next few years, it’s already 420km long. The metro system in Shanghai is amazing. I ride it daily. It’s cheap, clean, fast, [...]

Cop in a Sidecar

Rolling into Summer

May 5th, 2010 in Blog by Chris 0

The weather is getting better, we finally had a couple warm and humid days in a row. Granted I don’t love that weather, fruits and vegetables usually do which means we’ll soon see a whole crop of seasonal foods hitting restaurants and grocery stores. Pineapples are incredible at the moment and I’m looking forward to [...]

Events in Shanghai

April 28th, 2010 in Blog by Chris 0

Some of you might have heard that the World Expo is beginning this weekend in Shanghai. It’s being covered to death by various news sources and it seems to be all people are talking about these days. As it turns out I don’t care much one way or the other but I think that everyone [...]