Tag Archives: The expat bubble

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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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: 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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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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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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Great expat offer: get 10% of Astrill !

Astrill is the best, most popular and easiest to use VPN / proxy that there is. Just click this Astrill offer link for a quick and simple 10% off their normal price! Tell your friends and help them get 10% off too, today.    

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Dive bars in Shanghai

You will know several people who make a thing of dive bars in Shanghai. I forget which nationality they usually are …  

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Kangqiao and the like

There is an imagined ring around Shanghai, a ring which houses education, KFCs, and increased view-ability of the sky, thanks mainly to the rarity of skyscrapers.   To drive roughly 30 minutes out from the inner-ring road area is to encounter an inevitable sight of international schools. They have un-unique, initial-based names such as SCIS, […]

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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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