Dinner and a Show: Us Being the Show​

上海 Blog #15 二零一五年六月四号星期四 Thursday June 4th, 2015 Local Time: 17:34 Shanghai Time Lunch today was, zeme shuo yingwen, just plain weird. We decided to try this little hole in the wall called “Sugar.” Now …

Time for Two Temples: Buddhism and Daoism​

上海 Blog #14 二零一五年六月三号星期四三 Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 Local Time: 21:23 Shanghai Time Had noodles once again for lunch today. The Jade Buddha Temple was the first stop on the agenda today. You want to …

Cultural Revolution Through Art

上海 Blog #13 二零一五年六月二号星期四二 Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 Local Time: 20:59 Shanghai Time Given this being my 13th blog post, I’d like to begin by debunking a common myth regarding China. In my hotel/dorm/thing whatever …

Bartering in 5 Easy Steps: Maybe a Car?​

上海 Blog #12 二零一五年六月一号星期四一 Monday June 1st, 2015 Local Time: 22:59 Shanghai Time Don’t worry, I plan to keep this one short because I am exhausted and something about the heat wave today has my …

The Maybe Not So Humble Administrator’s Garden

上海 Blog #10 二零一五年五月三十号星期四六 Saturday May 30th, 2015 Local Time: 21:00 Shanghai Time I was woken today by a knock at the door around 8 o’clock. A kind little maid began rapid fire Mandarin-ing me …