Tag Archive: shanghai

Seasonal foods in Suzhou

After spending several years in Suzhou I noticed that you can guess which month of the year it is without looking at a calendar: you only need to check which fruits are being sold in… Continue reading

Shanghai Comic Con

Last weekend was the first time a Comic Con was organized in Shanghai. The entrance was not cheap (180 RMB to enter a place where the main purpose is buying things?) but I… Continue reading

Chinese New Year decorations in Shanghai

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Christmas decorations in Shanghai. Even though Christmas is not an official holiday in China, the decorations in Nanjing West Rd. (a very central and… Continue reading

Our short-distance relationship

After 2 years living with C. in Suzhou, I found my dream job in Shanghai at the end of November last year. Suzhou is only about 80 km and 40 minutes by high… Continue reading

Christmas decorations in Shanghai

Traditionally, Christmas was not celebrated in China. But nowadays, and specially in big cities, malls and restaurants put Christmas decorations and announce Christmas discounts and special menus to encourage spending. And if there… Continue reading

The perks of being unemployed

These past months I have been a de facto taitai as I quit my previous job in mid July. Now that I just found a new job and will be resuming my professional… Continue reading

Drying your laundry on the street

Chinese people don’t use clothes dryers, or at least I have never lived in a placed that had one. When I was living in student dorms in Beijing we had shared washing machines,… Continue reading

5 (and a half) things I got used to after moving to China

At the beginning of this month it was my Chinaversary (8 years since the first time I came) and I started thinking about some things I got used to after moving to China. Some… Continue reading

Beijing vs Shanghai: a song contest

Everybody knows that Beijing is the capital of China, but Shanghai is its most developed and cosmopolitan city. Beijing is about politics, culture and historical sites; Shanghai is about money, cocktails and shopping.… Continue reading

Meeting the parents

I don’t remember the exact date when I met C.’s parents for the first time; it must have been around October 2012. We had been dating for a few months before he told… Continue reading