December 20th, 2012
With chuan’r on wheels, who needs McDonald’s delivery ?
Not very good.
Omg so good.
Erm yes, turtle and snake herbal hotpot.
CHICKEN CARTILAGE CHUAN’R ! Om nom nom.
Extra servings of dishes that I like.
And I’m not the one who ordered smelly tofu at 3am.
On this note, am off to France tonight for a rainy and white Christmas so this is looking very likely to be my last post of the year. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year boys and girls ! Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t and see you around next year.
December 18th, 2012
I am in love with the gorgeously-restored 1932 Art Deco building which houses the musem and I always find it inspiring to go there for a few quiet hours in the afternoon. The museum is not big so its exhibitions are in turn bite-sized and digestible even for those allergic to contemporary art. Oh, and a cuppa at its roof terrace cafe is a must.
上海外滩美术馆 Rockbund Art Museum
No. 20 Huqiu Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu), Huangpu district, Shanghai, P.R. China
+86 (21) 3310 9985
December 16th, 2012
To chuan’r and friends with luggage in tow. It’s becoming quite a ritual I must say.
December 11th, 2012
Was fortunate to be back in one of my favorite cities on an extended work trip late last month. I don’t know why but I felt extra emotional to be back this time even if it was all winter and bleak. It was a city where I met boys who broke my heart but also chanced upon the love of my life, hung out with fun acquaintances, drank too much and made fast friends for life. I think I miss it a little more each time I’m back even though I know it is slowly transforming into a city I will barely recognize one day.
March 3rd, 2012
It was late autumn in Shanghai when I first checked out for myself the cutting edge concept store housed in a quaint three-storey lane house that Dong Liang is. A great store to explore if you are curious about emerging Chinese fashion designers. I was there for Beijing-based Central Saint Martins-schooled Vega Wang but ended up with a dress by Shanghai designer Ni Hua under her Miss Mean label instead. It was hard to leave the store empty-handed. I think my wallet ached a little.
栋梁 Dong Liang
No. 184 Fumin Lu (near Changle Lu), Jing’an district, Shanghai, P.R. China
+86 (21) 3469 6926
January 5th, 2012
I can’t believe it’s 2012 already ! Where did my 2011 go ? Oh dear, and I still feel like a FOB in Hong Kong. On the bright side, this will mean more explorations in the new year (hurrah) ! Have a smooth-sailing merry year ahead as I leave you with two photos taken late November last year in Shanghai, the first from my old neighborhood and the second from a familiar bar now relocated in a new neighborhood.
December 31st, 2011
Still can’t figure out if the alphabets form any words, or mean anything.
December 22nd, 2011
This is about as hardcore as it gets. The first thing I did after I’d gotten off the plane in Shanghai was to head straight to my old neighborhood for the much-anticipated malatang and chuan’r fix, with luggage in tow.
Ordered lamian by mistake when I had actually wanted daoxiaomian. Good mistake though, I haven’t had lamian in ages.
December 20th, 2011
I’ve said so much about this store I’m starting to sound like an annoying broken record player. Go here and here to read what I’ve written in the past and have been constantly telling my friends and family. Praises galore yes, so it’s no surprise that I made my way to their new location during my recent trip to Shanghai. They now have space for a teahouse/café on the third floor though it wasn’t open when I visited.
No. 360 Kangding Lu (near Shaanxi Bei Lu), Jing’an district, Shanghai, P.R. China
December 3rd, 2011
Just when I thought I’ve tried everything that Shanghai has to offer, something new pops up. Like guilin mifen, but better. Best enjoyed streetside on the last days of Autumn with a girlfriend.
No. 621-623 Anyuan Lu (near Yanping Lu), Putuo district, Shanghai, P.R. China