Monthly Archives: September 2010

Shanghai Traffic Ban Starts Today

I thought it worth mentioning that much of the city around the Bund on both sides of the river will be closed off from 3.30pm till 11.30pm starting from today until Sunday with some less severe limitations in place for … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Current Affairs | 11 Comments

iPhone 4, Baby!

After my last post, it’s probably no surprise that I am now the proud owner of the much talked about iPhone4. I decided to get the “free” option from China Unicom. Basically, you pay 6,999 RMB and sign a 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Geek Central, Shopboy | 23 Comments

I Think, Therefore, iPhone

Today is an historic day in China. Apple opens its second store in Shanghai in Hong Kong Plaza, 282 Huaihai Zhong Road (and a new one in Beijing’s Xidan shopping district) in conjunction with the official China launch of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Geek Central, Shopboy | 21 Comments

F***ed Up China Holiday Schedule

Sorry but there’s just no other way of describing it. Last year I wrote about what I thought was an unnecessarily complicated October holiday schedule, but this year, the mentally challenged person responsible for deciding the schedule has outdone himself: … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh! | 15 Comments

Unpacking Caturday

Just back from north America and a 17 hour marathon flight. Tommy seemed happy to see me and did his usual trick of jumping in to his favourite Samsonite suitcase as soon as I started unpacking. Devoted Caturday fans will … Continue reading

Posted in Caturday | 8 Comments

WoAi At The ROM

Yesterday I paid a visit to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) which, much like the British Museum I visited in London last autumn, focuses on culture and natural history. Interestingly, they currently have (until 2nd January 2011) an exhibit of … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 8 Comments

How To Be (North) American

First, get yourself an extremely fuel inefficient American car, ideally one that has a nice aggressive sounding name like this Jeep Patriot SUV, which is named after a missile. Gas (petrol) is cheap here, so who cares if it consumes … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 17 Comments

WoAi In Toronto

I realise some of you may be panicking after seeing no updates for 5 days. I do apologise, I haven’t stopped blogging, but after a 20 hour flight (more on that later), I’ve only just recovered from the jet lag. … Continue reading

Posted in My Life, Travel | 11 Comments

Light Chasing Caturday

Whenever Tommy sees light he goes absolutely crazy trying to catch it. This is simply the reflection from the bracelet of my watch (Rolex Submariner if you’re interested – I tried with a Casio but it’s just not as good … Continue reading

Posted in Caturday | 9 Comments

Expo Expired

That’s all folks. The Shanghai World Expo still has a couple of months to run before it ends on 31st October but as of now, they’re not selling any more standard day and 3-day tickets. As far as I can … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 5 Comments