Monthly Archives: June 2009

Thank You For The Music

I’m in the first class lounge at Pudong airport waiting to board for London. No I don’t travel first class but I do have access thanks to Priority Pass which my bank, ICBC gives me for being such an important … Continue reading

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A Much Needed Break

It’s been a pretty hard few weeks with the apartment move, the housewarming, throwing up in Jean Georges, visitors and the usual Shanghai partying. I’m exhausted. Tuesday @ Glamour Bar, Park Hyatt and Bar Rouge (pictured) Wednesday @ Velvet Lounge … Continue reading

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Banking Ranking

I read with interest in The Guardian that British bank RBS was the worst performing bank in the annual bankers survey of 1000 banks, losing 59 billion dollars last year. HSBC did relatively well, coming 6th with a profit of … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Phantom “Chinatown Edition”

Chinese car manufacturer Geely has recently launched the Geely GE, which looks remarkably similar to the Rolls Royce Phantom which costs around 250,000 pounds. It’s been reported in various media like The Telegraph, but I have to take my hat … Continue reading

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WoAi On The Rampage At Century Lianhua

I actually think there’s a huge polarisation in service level in China. It can be extremely good or extremely bad. There’s very little middle ground. Last night, after work, I popped over to hypermarket Century Lianhua to pick up a … Continue reading

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Night View

Apart from the housewarming photos, I’m aware I’ve yet to post pictures of my new apartment, quite simply because I haven’t taken the photos yet. But on a lazy, raining Sunday, I did manage to drag myself off the sofa … Continue reading

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Mario Van Peebles in Shanghai

I was walking by the Bund in Shanghai one day when I spotted none other than New Jack City star and director, Mario Van Peebles walking along with his wife and kid, followed everywhere they went by a huge crowd … Continue reading

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Copy That

The ability for the Chinese to copy stuff is truly impressive. Everyone knows about the fake Rolex watches and the fake Gucci and LV handbags, but here are a couple of more interesting examples I have come across recently. I’ve … Continue reading

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WoAi’s Mini House Warming

Chilling out after dinner at WoAi’s mini house warming. Exactly a week after moving to my new apartment I had a few friends over for a sort of soft opening house warming. By that I mean it wasn’t a full … Continue reading

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Goodbye Yao Jiang

One last look at my old apartment before closing the door for the very last time. On Tuesday I handed back the keys to my old place and sorted out the mundane details with my landlord. She has been I … Continue reading

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