Archive for June, 2007

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Fang’s Dumplings

This tiny little dumpling house is pretty popular. It’s located on a small road near our apartment where cars are not allowed to enter and is filled with little food stands and small restaurants.  This isn’t for the faint of hearts or the weak of stomachs but Fang’s had a pretty long line and quick […]

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Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Crystal Jade

Located in the UME Complex in trendy XinTianDi, Crystal Jade satisfied our Dim Sum craving.  It is just down the hall away from Din Tai Fang (or something like that) which had a really long wait but not much of a wait at Crystal Jade.  I was a bit worried at first as we tend […]

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Friday, June 29th, 2007

Bad Mommy…

I was a really bad mommy tonight - not intentionally, but still, I felt horrible, but luckily, Sam is such an easy going baby.  I’ve been meaning to go to IKEA all week to get some basic things for the apartment but was told not to go on the weekend since it would be a […]

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Friday, June 29th, 2007

Ni Hao

Hello in Mandarin… I’ve learned a lot… haha.  Today was my second Mandarin class.  James and I are both taking beginning Mandarin classes but separately.  He does Mon and Wed in Pudong and Sat near us.  I do M-W-F 2:30 - 4:00.  We’re using Berlitz because that’s what Citigroup covers but once these are done, […]

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

We found an AYI!!!

After a week of calls, interviews, and testing out different ladies, we have found our Ayi. First, let me explain what an Ayi does and what the process is. An Ayi (auntie in Mandarin) is a women you hire to help with various household chores including cleaning, laundry, cooking, babysitting, etc. These […]

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

My Nyonya

Another restaurant on Dagu Rd.  This Malaysian restaurant gets 3 cookies out of 5.  I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t have my favorite appetizer - Roti Canai.  Back in NYC, we often went to a restaurant called Nyona (part of the Penang Restaurants).  Roti Canai is a thin pan fried pancake that you […]

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

My First Workout

I finally went to gym!  It’s been about 2.5 yrs since I’ve actually worked out in a gym, I was a little intimidated going.  I’ve never been good at self motivating to go to the gym but I feel like I really need to just get back in shape.  So, we signed up for the […]

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Bellagio Cafe

No… not something in Vegas, but a small chain of Taiwanese cafes in China. We went to the one in Gubei and I give this one 4 out of 5 cookies. I’m going to reserve my 5 for something absolutely amazing. Bellagio was really, really yummy… but not necessarily mind blowing. […]

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Japanese Restaurant on Dagu Rd.

I would tell you the name of this place but I have no clue… it’s only written in Chinese.  James and I have decided that we will eat at every restaurant around our apt complex so we’re beginning w/this one and going to just go down the line.  And I’m going to review each one.
I […]

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Life in Shanghai

So, friends have asked about our new digs in Shanghai, and I really can’t complain. We have twice as much space than we did in NYC and a lot more help keeping it clean. Here, we get maid service 3x per week and we’ll be hiring an AYI soon who will help w/everyday […]

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