Archive for July, 2007

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Our Stuff is here - Yippee!!!

Finally, our things from New York have arrived… remember my previous post about our air shipment being lost in Belgium, well, it took them 2 weeks to sort it all out, get it to Shanghai and have it go through customs all over again.  So, our air shipment came on Tuesday and our sea shipment […]

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Chinese Cooking Class

So, one thing I had told myself I would do when we moved here was to take cooking classes.  I had my first lesson on Saturday afternoon.  It’s through a group/company called Chinese Cooking Workshop and they provide lessons in English,Chinese and Japanese.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went but I truly […]

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Dinner and a Movie

Wow… we haven’t done that in a while, and it was nice.  James and I haven’t seen a movie in a theater together in a while so it was fun going out like we did back in our dating days.  It was a pretty rainy night but we still ventured out.  We went to the […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Moon River

66 YuYao Lu
Moon River is like the Johnny Rockets of Shanghai. It’s an old fashioned burger joint with menus the size of  a large painting - I don’t know what else to compare it to.  They are huge menus, like 4′x4′.  But now I know where to go when I need a decent hamburger.  It […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Board Game Night

Yes, even in Shanghai, I can get my board game fix.  Back in NYC, I used to have board game night where we’d get together and play Pictionary, Cranium, Risk, Taboo, etc.  Those were some of my favorite nights, so when we were packing, those were some of the first things I definitely wanted to […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Bi Feng Tang

A local Cantonese chain restaurant (and from what my parents tell me, there are some in Los Angeles too) located right across the street from the Portman/Ritz-Carlton.  The restaurant has been there since the Portman went in, and it is one of the oldest hotels in Shanghai. It’s got plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.  […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Coconut Paradise

38 Fumin Lu (btween Yan’an Lu and Julu Lu)
We went to Coconut Paradise to meet up w/our ex-GE colleague, Vicki and her family and be introduced to another GE colleague - Kay and her husband James who have a 6month old baby girl.  Like I said, babies are good reasons to meet others.  Coconut Paradise […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Don’t worry, be Happy…

I received several concerned emails from my friends regarding my last post.  Just to reassure everyone, I’m doing fine… I think everyone has their ups and downs and I don’t think I’d be doing myself or anyone else any good to make everything sound perfect.  Change is hard and this is hard - but I […]

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Friday, July 13th, 2007

I have a wonderful husband…

I know, sometimes that statement is debatable, but I truly am lucky to have James… he’s been really wonderful through this whole transition.  Last night, I finally broke down - not exactly sure why but I guess I just wasn’t feeling myself.  This whole change is a lot harder than I thought it’d be.  It’s […]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

To Gymboree? or Not to Gymboree? That is the question…

The weather has been really gross here… it’s hot but the humidity is worse.  You walk out and immediately want to shower, so leaving a nicely air conditioned apartment to aimlessly roam the streets of Shanghai takes a lot of initiative.  Plus, it’s also been raining.  Sam has been really restless being cooped up in […]

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