Tag Archives: Expectations

How many WeChat mistakes have you noticed?

A WeChat photo might only tell 5% of the real story, but if you learn to look a little harder, you can see where the real fakes are, and the false reality is … All The Single Ladies Be single, be dating, be married, whatever. But probably don’t be single and keep telling everyone HOW […]

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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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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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Pleasure your budget and your senses by using a freelancer

Finding a Shanghai copywriter is the best way to improve your project. It is interesting how many design, branding or marketing companies will chunter on about how they are kooky vanguards of smirking hipsters, so quirky that they surprise themselves, so 2.0 that they are actually 3.0, and that if you want to work with […]

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Some buildings in Shanghai

‘Some’ – such an inoffensive word – and therein lies the reason for its usage. Naming this tale ‘ugly buildings’ or ‘vile buildings’ risks raising the petty and childish rage of those unable to accept opinion. Not that the laughably moneyed owners of buildings tend to read either this Shanghai expat website, or any website […]

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More interesting comments, wry realisations and an intellectual, eclectic election of new-city erection. All available on this Shanghai expat blog. There are a number of ways to obtain this, and you should do all of them: Friend us on Facebook at the Developing Shanghai profile. Like our page at the Developing City page. We do […]

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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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Internet Insights into Expat Inquiry

Here is a list of some of the recent searches that people – people just like you – have used to find this Shanghai expat blog site. You freaks.   Search Views bruce lee 11 developingcity.net 5 tonkatsu shanghai 4 hot indian babs 3 shanghai freelancer 3 http://www.travelboracay.com 3 developingcity.net+weather-warming-hot-asian-girls 3 http://www.developingcity.net 2 kappo yu […]

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Expat Dad: Reality Check

Each individual person has the ability to believe … whatever they want to believe. I’m not just referring to crazy beliefs such as organised religion, but also that, with complete non-impartiality (partiality?),  a person can believe that something he or she experiences in their life has more meaning or worth than the experiences of others. That others […]

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