Lucky Bookstore, Shanghai

It’s a week into the Year of the Rabbit and I’m wishing everyone all the best for the new lunar year! To keep with the luck, perhaps a visit to the lucky bookstore is an order: Happy Chinese New Year! And there couldn’t be a more fitting way to be greeted into the year of […]

Shanghai skyline 1990 vs 2010

There’s been remarkable change of the Shanghai skyline in 20 years. I wonder what city life was like in Shanghai 1990… 1990: 2010: via BusinessInsider

Happy May! Happy world expo!

The Shanghai World Expo opens today! I’ve been looking forward to making a trip of my own.. and excited to see what people have to say :) Some great photos from The Big Picture: “Visitors walk past the illuminated Expo Axis of Sunshine Valley on the first day of the trial run of the 2010 […]

China pavilion – shanghai expo 2010

I previously posted my excitement for the Shanghai Expo. And here’s another pavilion that looks amazing! The china pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 is designed in the shape of an oriental crown, showcasing the spirit of traditional chinese culture. its main structure includes a six layer, 30 meter high roof made of  56 traditional wooden brackets. the brackets symbolize the […]

another I can’t wait: WorldExpo2010

Have you heard? Shanghai will be hosting 2010’s World Expo from May-October this year. I’ve been looking forward to this event for a couple years now, and luckily, I won’t be too far away with a chance to visit! Check out a couple highlights so far: Glowing UK Pavilion will be used as a “seed bank with […]

Shanghai: no pajamas in public

The Chinese are trying to become more ‘Westernized’? Or ‘modernized’? Instead of accepting pajamas in public as part of the culture and allowing foreigners to see a different lifestyle, is Shanghai attempting to suppress the daily living habits of their local citizens? The wearing of colorful, boldly-printed pajamas in public has been popular in the […]