J received a very lovely new year card the other day. Did I tell you I like pop-up cards very much ? They are always so magical !
Here you go, a hi-carb dinner for the lazy, hah ! Pork cutlet on a bed of spaghetti. No vegetables.
I learnt that bouillabaisse is just the most well-known version of the soupe de poisson.
More fish, French style.
A simple dinner of pan-fried salmon, greens and rice with Furikake sprinklings.
I was supposed to write Chinese New Year cards and get them in order for mailing out but I didn’t.
Look who’s on the cover of a local rag. Ho ho Polly furry cakes I’m sorry I called you pangpang because you don’t seem to like me very much anymore.
Eating by myself at home usually means bowl food in front of the laptop. I had messy (but mess-worthy) kebabs as I watched Project Runway: All-Star Challenge this time.
We were at a newly-opened wine bar that had an in-house photobooth. Great idea though I need to learn to take better photobooth snaps because my face looked so big in this set.
I was craving a piping hot bowl of ramen on Sunday and ended up getting udon because the restaurant only serves kimchi ramen. Bad decision, I should have stuck to California rolls.
Waited for J while he got his hair cut and didn’t go for mine.
So overcome by laze over the weekend. I haven’t felt this unmotivated in ages but I suppose we need to sit back and do nothing sometimes, so as to recharge ourselves for more things to come.
Russian borscht, mushrooms cooked in vodka and plenty of cheap Russian and Ukranian vodkas. More dancing next time !
This is definitely a book I’ve always wanted but curiously didn’t end up buying in the end. I first came across it in a bookstore on Fuzhou Lu about two to three years back. The photos are taken about 20 years apart, first by Xu Xixian and later by his son. While it is true that so much of Shanghai’s urban landscape has changed, there is also a substantial amount (we usually neglect to notice) which remains as well as aspects which appear old but are actually not present in the past as evidenced in the photographs. Thank you J and D for the thoughtful gift.
A Changing Shanghai by Xu Xixian and Xu Jianrong
Bund 外滩, 1987 and 2004
Lujiazui 陆家嘴, 1987 and 2004
Yan’an Xi Lu, Zhongshan Xi Lu 延安西路，中山西路, 1990 and 2004
Path between Zhongshan Park and East China College of Politics and Law 中山公园和华东政法学院之间的小路, 1980 and 2004
Hami Lu near Chengjia Qiao 哈密路，程家桥, 1987 and 2004
Confucian Temple 文庙, 1985 and 2004
Nanjing Dong Lu 南京东路, 1986 and 2003
Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 中山东一路, 1984 and 2004
Wusong-Shanghai Railway 淞沪铁路, 1987 and Metro Line No. 3 轨道交通3号线, 2004
Xiahai Convent near Tilan Qiao 提篮桥，下海庙, 1987 and 2004
Shengli Cinema 胜利电影院, 1985 and 2004
Caojia Du 曹家渡, 1985 and 2004
Jin Jiang Amusement Park 锦江乐园, 1986 and 2004
Changshou Lu bridge over Suzhou Creek 苏州河，长寿路桥, 1976 and 2004
Shanghai West Railway Station 上海西火车站, 1993 and 2004
Ferry station on Xiepu Lu 歇浦路渡口, 1988 and 2004
Dongchang Lu 东昌路, 1990 and 2004
Shanghai Gymnasium 上海体育馆, 1976 and 2004
Longhua 龙华, 1987 and 2004
Xinghuo Cinema 星火电影院, 1994 and 2004
Zhongshan Bei Lu, Gonghe Xin Lu 中山北路，共和新路, 1990 and 2004
Tianmu Xi Lu 天目西路, 1994 and 2004