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How to be an idiot PR in Shanghai

PR is a wide field or work. It’s not like IT, engineering, education, design, science, or a particular role which needs particular qualifications and experience. It’s less fixed and if done well, it can be more entrepreneurial. But sadly, it isn’t always done well. Here are a few basic tips. Maintain professionalism at all times […]

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Stand-out Memories of Shanghai: Inter-racial Horror

I’ve lived in Shanghai for a long time. It doesn’t matter exactly how long. But long. In that time, there have been some memories that stand out among the rest. Here’s one: Inter-racial Horror It was truly horrific in its social discomfort. I’d been in Shanghai for around a year. As with many of these […]

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Shanghai Luxury Car Service

Looking for Western drivers with a Shanghai airport car service? We know all too well that arriving at an airport in Shanghai is not as user-friendly as in some countries. Local drivers will try to cheat, lie, arrive late (or not at all). Local ‘service’ standards mean smelly cars, gruff drivers, and worse, dangerous driving […]

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Best Shanghai Copywriting

Call it marketing, content, copywriting, SEO, animation & graphics, filming & voice-over, awareness & karma – we provide a quality service of experience and expertise, at reasonable costs and at satisfying speed. Send a contact for a chat and a quote: click here to message the most pleasurable Shanghai copywriting service.  

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Stand-out memories of Shanghai: Racial discomfort

I’ve lived in Shanghai for a long time. It doesn’t matter exactly how long. But long. In that time, there have been some memories that stand out among the rest. Here’s one: Racial Discomfort I was in a restaurant with two friends. They were Eurasian – mixed, with a difficult-to-define look. I’m white. I think […]

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Stand-out Memories of Shanghai: Pizza Restaurant Cutie

I’ve lived in Shanghai for a long time. It doesn’t matter exactly how long. But long. In that time, there have been some memories that stand out among the rest. Here’s one: Pizza Restaurant Cutie I was in an Italian restaurant, years ago. It was the kind of place that summed up 2005 Shanghai dining […]

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Best VPN for China expats

Astrill has proven the best over the years. I have used Astrill for four years and not once had a problem. It’s the fastest (tip — use Japan for quickest downloads e.g. from wetransfer), simplest and the price is great. Visit their site for current pricings.  

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Shanghai Airport Pick Up

When you arrive to Shanghai, it’s great to use an English-speaking Shanghai airport collection. The alternative options are: Over-priced hotel collections with a non-English speaking driver The dread taxi, a filthy, stinky crash-box Drivers that will arrive late, drive dangerously or the wrong way To be collected in style, on time and driven safely to […]

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How To Use An Elevator In China

Conquer complex Japanese machinery with aplomb (1) The game begins When waiting for the arrival of your carriage to the sky, stand within 5 centimetres of the doors. Even better, stand with your nose actually touching the doors. Being an only child means you are special, and the elevators know this. They travel only for […]

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Original Shanghai fashion: Emily Keller

Emily Keller is a new fashion label created and made in Shanghai. This video says it all, and will likely get you more interested in the brand and clothes!  

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