2015 China Trip Day 3/26: Shanghai – Lots of Local Food and a Visit to The Shanghai Train Station

Miles Walked: 8.93 To get a taste of the real Shanghai one needs to wake up at the crack of dawn. Between 6am-8am the streets are still quiet with just the breakfast vendors selling their wares. G and I left the hotel at 6am in search of breakfast … [Continue reading]

2015 China Trip Day 2/26: Shanghai – Visiting Grandparents and Buying a SIM Card with Data

Miles Walked: 9.37 The two must do activities for today was to visit my grandparents and buying a SIM Card with Data. My grandparents live in what is considered a good residential area of Shanghai that is considered Shanghai proper. I grew up … [Continue reading]

2015 China Trip Day 1/26: Shanghai Arrival

Miles Walked: 1.34 From JFK, G and I flew directly to PVG with China Eastern Airlines. China Eastern has come a long way in customer service but it still has a terrible website (hard to navigate, lots of error pages). Stewardess are now just as … [Continue reading]

26 Days in China

G and I arrived in Shanghai on 10/22/2015 and left Shanghai on 11/16/2015. During our 26 day visit in addition to time spent in Shanghai, we also visited Datong, Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Huangshan. More than half of G and I's trip was dedicated … [Continue reading]

Best Performances of Voice of China Season 4

The number of talented people they are showcasing on Voice of China Season 4 is incredible. Many of the contestants can sing English in addition to Chinese. And not the cringe inducing kind of English but very decent English and some even … [Continue reading]

Best Performances of Voice of China Season 1

I am late to the stage in watching Voice of China having only started this June when the Season 1 finished broadcasting in 2012. But I am all caught up now! What captured my attention at first was not the singing but rather the intro of the … [Continue reading]

Shanghai Street Food: Candied Hawthorn Berries On A Stick

Candied hawthorn berries on a stick aka Tanghulu is a treat that can be purchased in many cities all over China. However, the quality of the said stick of Tanghulu greatly varies. It can be sweet, tart, crunchy, and chewy. Or it can cause you to chip … [Continue reading]

Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I am a clean person but not a tidy person. As in I wipe the floor 6 days a week, the sink is always clear of dishes, the counters and desktops are neatly organized. However it is what lies behind the surface that is a mess. It's always hard to close … [Continue reading]