Monthly Archives: March 2011

上海

Yesterday I learned how to type Chinese on an English keyboard. The title of this post literally says Shanghai. It’s cool: you switch your keyboard input method, type in the pinyin representation of the word/phrase and the computer translates it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Flying Michigander

Named for Kevin, the current Head of IT in APAC at Mintel.  Whom I’ll be succeeding.  I’m moving to Shanghai in May! This week’s been mostly work.  While it’s really interesting stuff, it’s complicated, and I’m tired. So here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Michiganders

I ran into a pair of Michiganders this morning in the hotel breakfast.  Got spotted because I’m wearing a Western sweatshirt.  They’re out here on vacation meeting her brother who’s also an expat here.  Small world! First day here completely … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

A City of Lights

The Shanghaiese love their bright lights.  This place never sleeps.  Which is a good thing, because if they tried to close their eyes it’d still be too bright to sleep!  It’s so ridiculous that it’s fun. Thursday was St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Foreigners

It’s Thursday afternoon in sunny Shanghai, and I’ve brought the good weather with me.  It’s 13 C / 55 F and quite nice out today.  It also helps to finally feel human again after the wicked night at the bar … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Beware of The Flying Scotsman

Landed in Shanghai yesterday.   It’s amazing – it’s like a whole different country here!  Contrary to previous beliefs, it’s not all sticky or covered in jam.  Damn.  I’ll keep looking for that place. The language barrier is tough.  Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments