Category Archives: Lifestyle

Restaurant Week Is Back (Again)

Yes folks it’s that time of the year again. After so many posts, I’m sure you know the drill by now. It’s 258 RMB for dinner, 128 RMB for lunch (or 168 RMB for dinner and 78 RMB for lunch … Continue reading

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Ooh, Ooh, Uber!

Uber is a car booking service that works via a smartphone app. It was started in San Francisco back in 2009, but has only just entered the Shanghai market. You need to scan your credit card to sign up and … Continue reading

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Materialistic Chinese

A study by French market research firm Ipsos recently suggested that Chinese consumers are the most materialistic across the 20 countries the survey covered. As many of you know, I am a market researcher by profession so I think it’s … Continue reading

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WoAi iapm

The Huaihai road retail scene in Shanghai is really heating up with the recent openings of K11 and Lane Crawford / Times Square as well as Parkson’s recent makeover as well as International apm (iapm) which is officially my new … Continue reading

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Enjoy Shanghai (And Save Money)

I’m killing two birds with one stone today with one post on both blogs, because I think it’ll be of interest to everyone. I think I’ve mentioned the Enjoy card before but haven’t devoted a full post to it, which … Continue reading

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WoAi Hits 45

After a rather exhausting 3 days of training in Singapore, I returned just in time to celebrate my 45th with a nice bottle of Dom Perignon and a juicy steak dinner at M1NT. The food at M1NT is surprisingly good … Continue reading

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Sometimes Thrifty WoAi

Shanghai is becoming more expensive at an alarming rate. I’ve never, for example, been a huge fan of Wagas, because 50 RMB for a sandwich plus say, 34 RMB for a drink, makes for a rather expensive lunch in my … Continue reading

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Shanghai Restaurant Week Comes To A Close

And so another restaurant week ends. I managed to have a great meal on day one at Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula Hotel. The crispy risotto with broiled squab was really an excellent as a starter, while the meringue raspberry … Continue reading

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Macarons Galore

If you follow my Twitter feed, you’ll have seen that I bought some Ladurée Macarons while I was in London. They’re expensive and indulgent, but when, like myself, you only visit once a year, the cost doesn’t really come in … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, RIP

Yes it’s been on the cards, but it was still a shock to wake up today to the news that Apple’s founder passed away last night in California. He has literally changed the lives of millions of people with his … Continue reading

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