Tag Archives: Pollution

Low pollution: Thank you, Easterly winds!

The literal horror of December has not been repeated this month, thankfully. The pollution in December was obscene. It was almost difficult to believe that such environmental issues are a part of the World today – but this is the sad fact. Other types of energy are not favoured by those in power, so the […]

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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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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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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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Developing City’s Shanghai pollution index

To get the air reading in Shanghai, you can follow the US Consulate. You could probably follow a local ‘official’ one too. But then you’d be reading a big pile of incorrect shite that is made up to just maintain the status quo of avoiding the truth at any cost. Or how about this shiny […]

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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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