Broken Heart…

I have felt many emotions; some more, some less intense; but this was a somewhat new one. I have loved many people; once again: some more, some less: but this was something completely different. You know how it is: you meet someone new, and you’re not sure of what to think of him (alternatively for…

义乌, City of…

I just got back from 义乌  and it was absolutely amazing! “Where or WHAT is 义乌?!” you ask? – A city in China of course! Do they have pretty places? I’d say No. A vibrant night-life? Erm.. I wouldn’t really know. Do they have nice parks? Can hardly say, as there really wasn’t much green. Beautiful…

His Heart in MY Hand..

***Disclaimer: This post is really not about race. It is not about racism!! And it is to an even lesser extent about Chinese politics!!! *coughing* As some of you may already know, my trip to the Exit-Entry Bureau of Shanghai (in common English: Immigration Office) on the Lord’s faithful day, the 12th of September 2011,…

On Prostitution and Tripping…

As promised, here’s today’s post! Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s not half as controversial as the title initially suggests haha.. It’s still all true, valid, and factual tho’! No lies..  😉 Today, I’ll be sharing two things with you. 1. Extracts from an amazing book; and 2. Pictures from my trip to Hanzhou! Firstly,…

All Smiles Going Out!!

Hey girls and guys, First things first: Happy New Month!! *danCing* (yup, it’s MY month) I’m aware of the fact that my recent posts have been a bit impersonal- i apologize! Over the past couple of weeks I noticed an influx of unknown visitors, so decided to write on a few things even those who do not…

Sex (Not) for Sale..

 A picture of 789 Nanjing Lu Bar & Lounge on the 65th floor of the Le Meridien Hotel, Shanghai. Venue of yesterday’s networking event (FC Club: Fashion, Art & Luxury), offering a 360-degree view of beautiful Shanghai. Amazingly beautiful bar, spectacular views, a decent mix of international and local professionals, delicious finger food… and shitty drinks! Yes,…

What really matters…

There are so many things on my mind right now. Things I wish I could share with you- my faithful “followers” and readers- and with the entire world at large. But for fear of who might read this blog- be it now or in days/weeks/years to come- I sadly refrain. And no, I am really…

Something to write hOme about…

We just got back “home” from a night out at the JZ Club (jazz club) and I have to say: Kudos to my London/ Nigerian/ Austrian artists, singers, song-writers.. in short, talented individuals active in the music industry as a whole! (One might of course choose to discuss “talent” at this point.. I refuse to) I’ve always…

tip-toeing…

I know it’s been a while since I wrote last, so I decided to leave a quick note: My past days have been quite alright as I have now started work. I work as a marketing researcher (*gasp.stretch.close-eyes.yawn*) at an American- Chinese Media company, with really lovely employees and a wonderful boss. It’s obviously not…

Visiting the World’s Largest Port

So, Mark (our programme manager) decided to take us on a trip to the world’s largest port, the Port of Shanghai. And although I am not a fan of cargo, logistics, import and export (although I hold some basic interest in it), I must admit: it was quite impressive! It comprises a deep-see port and a…

Around Xujiahui and Hongqiao

Today was quite nice again. After meeting my new manager, I took the metro to Xujiahui- an area I go to quite often because of the lovely restaurants and nice bakeries, and thereafter Hongqiao (Road) where the “group” had a guest lecturer (from one of the world’s biggest Media & PR firms) tell us all…

An Afternoon at Xintiandi

As a re-creation born out of the sprawls of Shikumen housing, which is the architectural symbol of Shanghai in the 20th century, Shanghai Xintiandi, “The City’s Living-Room” is a place to unwind and relax after a long day. A window to the past and the future, to China and the world.Shanghai Xintiandi’s Shikumen attraction was…

580 West Nanjing Road

I went to popular 580 Nanjing Road to check out the “Fashion and Accessories Plaza”. It obviously sounds more “luxurious” than it is.. sure they did that intentionally lol but I wasn’t disappointed at all. While you might not walk out of the plaza with bags full of new clothes, you most definitely would with…

Shaoxing Lu <3

Today was another wonderful day!! I decided to check out a road in the French Concession, called “Shaoxing Lu” because they apparently had a Vienna Cafe there.. and it’s true! After getting off the metro at Shaanxi Nan Lu, and walking down that street for about 15mins, I finally got there.. It’s a small but…

House of Blues & Jazz

Dear Reader, I am more than glad to inform you: Tonight was a really lovely night! So, we went to the renowned House of Blues and Jazz for a “Networking Event” and I actually had quite an interesting and relaxing night (minus the Jazz music, if I may add.. we left that bar just a…

Bored In The Hotel Room

So, I’m sitting on the chair right in front of the table in my hotel room (obviously not in the picture!! lol); with little to nothing to do. I’ve gone out, had lunch, done some reading, watched 2 episodes of “Lie To Me” (Season 1; an absolutely amazing series, by the way) and really don’t…

Trip to Suzhou

So, we went to Suzhou today, a Chinese city known for its numerous pretty gardens. Well, yea.. they were alright lol. Wouldn’t say “nothing to write home about” but worth a 2hrs+ ride.. (one-way, that is)? Hmm.. not too sure. Anyway, so as I told you- I took pictures… that’s the good news.. the not…

East meets West

Had a great day today!! After my Chinese class which ended at around 2pm, I headed straight to Hengshen Lu, the road/area where “my church” was located. I was quite early, so decided to go to a restaurant and have lunch (pics of my meal to follow lol).. Service started at 4pm (lasting for 1…

Tourist Attraction No. 1

So, I didn’t post a note yesterday, as nothing really out of the ordinary happened, but I’ll summarize the day anyway: I woke up in the morning, went for my first Chinese lesson- or “music” lesson perhaps, as most of what we did was practising Chinese syllables and tones- then back home to shower and…

Servas di Wadln ;-)

…..*drum beat* My very first blog-entry ever!! So, yes.. I’ve (successfully) landed in Shanghai- July 14th, 2011- and am resting comfortably on a beautifully old stool in my hotel room, with my legs on the coffee table and my laptop on my laps :). Some of you insisted I keep you up-to-date with what’s happening…