Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Interview| Lǐ Shǒubái and Preserving Shanghai’s Crucial Hǎipài Culture

Hǎipài” (海派) was a term coined at the beginning of the 20th century to describe, specifically, Shanghainese operatic theatre,…

Chinese business culture shock

There’s culture shock, then there’s business culture shock, and then there’s Chinese business culture shock. I’m not talking about…

12 fascinating facts about Shanghai

1 Much Hudu about nothing Shanghai used to be a fishing village called “Hudu”, derived from the name of a…

Why Mr. X’s Silent Hill Was Such a Letdown (And How…

When I was young, I had to close my eyes during the CSI commercials that came on during Survivor. Even today, I…

How To Call Home On An Actual Phone

Bad day at work? The taxi driver took you to the wrong place because your pronunciation sucks, you moron,…

Let Me Take Your Selfie | China Girl by Thierry Coulon

A French photographer in Shanghai with an eye for hidden talents has put together a series showcasing 60 Chinese…

Shanghai Style Trending on the DL

As a newcomer to Shanghai, it would be rather easy to dismiss the Chinese fashion community into those who…

The Story Behind Shanghai’s (Former) French Concession

Have you ever been ambling down a leafy street in the (former) shanghai's French Concession, sipping on a baguette…

Hypnosis for Skeptics: All Glory to the Hypnotoad

I'm sitting up, so relaxed that there's some spit pooling at my slightly parted lips, about to become drool….

5 Vitamins to maintain you this winter

1. Vitamin A Recommended daily intake: 0.9mg Benefits: Essential for vision, plays an important role in bone growth and immune function and speeds…

5 Ways to fight the Common Cold

Are you beginning to feel slightly under the weather or jaded? As the cold snap begins to envelop Shanghai,…

11 Popular yoga flavors in shanghai

Meld your mind, body, and spirit with the ancient and holy art of yoga, which happens to tighten your…

3 Tasty Twists on Fried Rice

Who says you have not the talent of a cook? Anyone can cook fried rice, but can you take…

5 Don’ts for Red Wine During Winter

Red wine boosts your appetite and speeds up digestion. It should be especially nourishing in the coming cold winter months….

Get Hyped For: Shanghai Disneyland Rides

How many of you come to shanghai for the Disneyland castle, we won't have to travel to Hong Kong…

Review | Juicing, Yes or No? Something I tried…

Some thoughts on supplements & fasts Even nutritionists recommend juicing, but ONLY under certain conditions… Last week, we got a package…

7 Reasons Star Wars Should be Filmed in Shanghai

So the latest numbers suggest that Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke China's box office debut over the weekend…

The Mad Chefs at Firmament Etoile

Tucked away in another one of Shanghai's almost-hidden commercial squares sits a French restaurant in shanghai that's anything but…