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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 scrapers

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…

Sunrise exercise on the Bund 01

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…

Shanghai Island Pudong at night

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…

Animal Farm 01

All animals are comrades

 “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 1 At first sight, the chicken was sleeping. Next to it, the sign screamed…