Tag Archives: Exit Plans

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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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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Fighting the dust … and winning

Living in Shanghai with children: 5 words, with a feeling of incompatibility. However, choice and circumstance, idiosyncrasy and vicissitude all play their part into forming a cohesive life. Thus, some expats find themselves living in Shanghai with children. Of course, there are benefits. Experience of here and now, bilingualism, future benefits of connections & opportunities […]

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Don’t bemoan the rain, it’s great

Removing humidity and destroying the hopes & dreams of posers are just two (or three) of the reasons to like the rain. Rain is a natural occurrence on planet Earth, also known as precipitation, as part of the water cycle. However, self-inflation and a well-convinced personal focus can lead some to bemoan, nay despair at […]

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Expat environment mood swings

Very-short-term, fingers-in-the-ears la-la-la-can’t hear you ism — that’s what I call it. Well the weather was good today!

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Shanghai over? Where next? Moving to Australia

Life in Shanghai is an experience that will offer something to anyone. This Shanghai expat style website is probably the only one which has no problem in showing the city for what it really is. What does that mean? It means that I don’t mind blowing away the myth that life in Shanghai is an […]

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Shanghai Analysis: Steel erections & psychological connections

You may choose to be careful with your words, particularly when dealing with a backwards or ‘developing’ society. Why? Because backwards or ‘developing’ societies cannot take criticism. Why not? Because they are backwards. Or developing. And this means that they have not developed one thing which is very well accepted as an advanced and intelligent […]

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The sound of exit plans being made

Living (it up yo!) in Shanghai, in Asia, in love with our own egos, is REALLY REALLY GOOD ISN’T IT!? That, dear friends, is the official Expat Party line, and it is towed in an embarassingly contrived fashion. The friends you have – you know, those ones that you will never stay in contact with […]

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