Monthly Archives: July 2009

Shanghai Expo Pavilions

Being in Shanghai, the World Expo 2010 (05/01/2010-10/31/2010) domninates the local news everyday. Just like when Beijing was hosting the Olympics, every place I go there is a count-down sign. Today’s news is that the Austrailan Expo team selected the … Continue reading

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Coffee matters

There is a buzzword in China: “Nothing can be the worst, only the worse”. It means if you think you have set your bar low enough, you will be surprised. I always thought the worst coffee experience I ever had … Continue reading

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Lychee season

Lychee (the official spelling from FDA) is Stinky Monkey’s favorite fruit of summer. Now lychee is in season in southern China. I cannot resist these lovely, juicy and tasty treats either. This afternoon when I was in Huaihai Road for insect … Continue reading

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Cancelled flight versus business class upgrade

Air travel in China is like a roller coaster ride. The travel agent at the Shangri-La Guangzhou called in the morning, informing me that my 1:30PM flight to Shanghai has been cancelled with no reason given, and that I was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stinky Monkey!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to my dear monkey, happy birthday to you!

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Breakfast reading: The China Mosaic

It felt like a separate world: I mean, reading the Global Times, an English newspaper published locally, while having my breakfast at the Westin Beijing Financial District, made me realize that the world actually is so different and vivid than what I … Continue reading

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