Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sweaty Caturday

Well this weekend seems to so far be free of major catastrophes and terror attacks, and no major talent has checked out, so I think that’s reason enough to bring back Caturday. Hui Hui enjoys a lazy Caturday by the … Continue reading

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The Cranberries In Shanghai

I’ve mentioned before that Michael Jackson passing away unexpectedly has made me make more of an effort to go see people while they’re still performing, which is why I was happy to have seen the Eagles concert a few months … Continue reading

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Notify Me, Never!

This is sort of an update to the Kunming fake Apple Store story, but with some additional background that I didn’t mention last time round about my foolish decision to tick a notifcation box. The story was the fake Apple … Continue reading

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Black Weekend

Well what a horrible weekend that was, with the massacre in Norway, the Hangzhou train crash and Amy Winehouse being found dead at 27. The bad news just kept coming and each was a complete shock (yes, I know Winehouse … Continue reading

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The Murdochs In The Dock

Well, I don’t know how many of you have been following this phone hacking scandal and the repercussions, but I’ve been gripped from the beginning. This video of Rupert Murdoch and his son James being questioned by MPs about their … Continue reading

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Kunming Apple Store

Being the curious types that we are, we struck up some conversation with these salespeople who, hand to God, all genuinely think they work for Apple. I wrote about a rather pathetic attempt at a fake Apple store in Shanghai … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing, Geek Central, Intellectual Property | 11 Comments

Glo London (Shanghai)

The newly opened Shanghai branch of Glo London – bakery slash grill slash bar – is located on Wulumiqi road, near Dongping road, close to the expat havens of O’Mally’s, Sashas and The Bulldog. They don’t technically have branches in … Continue reading

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Caturday Fan Base

Well obviously, Caturday has a huge fan base, but this is more about the base of my floor standing fan which for some bizarre reason, Tommy seems to love more than anything in life. (Loyal Caturday fans may remember this … Continue reading

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Pho Real, But Not Pho Take Out

Phở (pronounced “fu-uh” not “foe”) is a very simple Vietnamese dish comprising of flat rice noodles in a clear broth, usually with thinly sliced raw beef and on the side, raw bean sprouts, chopped chili, mint, cilantro, basil and a … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

The Shanghai to Beijing route is probably the busiest domestic airline route in China, connecting China’s two most developed cities. I myself used to fly this route on an almost weekly basis a few years ago, although my travel schedule … Continue reading

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