Sue Anne

Where for art thou, spring?

Spring has appeared to have missed Shanghai completely. Or perhaps it was so fleeting having come and gone in a blink of an eye. Winter has been arduously…

Shanghai’s scrapers

The other day, a woman fell out of the sky and missed me by an inch. You think I’m making this up? I was hurriedly striding along the…

Morning run on the Bund

You spot them in the distance, like a millipede on speed. Bobbing up and down, not necessarily all in-sync, this group of young police cadets with freshly shaven…

Sunrise on the Bund

It was one of those moments that occur to the (semi) conscious mind at 430am. Dark blue hues were giving way to light, inch by inch. A lone…

And the Shanghai Expo begins..

I caught the ceremonial launch of the World Expo in Shanghai on television like any good Shanghai resident, away from the maddening crowds. It showed spectacular views of…