Archive for February, 2008

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

And the Party Continues…

February 21st, the 15th day of the Lunar New Year marks the end of the Chinese Spring Festival (Chun Jie).  So, since Feb 6th (New Year’s Eve), it’s been ongoing firecrackers and fireworks, more on some days than others but today, as the final day, is another big one. It’s only 9pm right now and […]

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Samantha wanted to send a cyber Valentine to all of you!
Will you be my Valentine?

We love and miss everyone!

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

So, it’s official - I’m now over the hill. My 30th birthday has now come and gone, and I’m still not sure how I feel. I didn’t think it would really bother me, but somehow, it really does. I feel soooo old! Maybe it’s because I still think of myself as a […]

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year)

Gong xi fa cai!
Living in Shanghai during Chinese New Year is definitely an experience! It’s funny, the whole city goes pretty dead. You would think there would be parades, lion dances, etc. like the ones you see in China Town back in the states, but there’s nothing like it. There’s lots of red […]

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Azul/Viva

Azul/Viva (18 Dong Ping Lu @ Hengshan Lu)
So, having so thoroughly enjoyed Edourado Vargas’ new restaurant, Casa 13, I thought, why not try his first restaurant. I went only www.smartshanghai.com to check out the reviews and saw that it had great reviews. Seemed people liked it better than Casa 13 so I had […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Dark Cafe

Dark Café (Maoming Rd & Yan’an Rd)
We pass this café almost every time we’re in a cab… located just 2 blocks away from home, we’ve been meaning to go almost since we got here. The premise, so we thought, was that you were served by blind waiters/waitresses. True, what we didn’t realize was […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Casa 13

Casa 13 (1100 Huashan Lu, #13)
What a great little find… one of my favorite meals in Shanghai, thus far.  Well, it’s not like we discovered it, it had a great write up in City Weekend Magazine, but you never really can believe a review, right? Well, this one was great! Casa 13 was a little […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Saigon Blue

Saigon Blue (Yan’an Rd @ Wulumuqi Rd)
We’ve been missing and craving Vietnamese food for a while. Let me preface this by saying, I love Pho! That’s what I consider good Vietnamese food. You can’t be a great Vietnamese restaurant without good Pho. Yes, there are some amazing dishes besides Pho, but I […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Beijing and Xi’an in the winter

So, when I told my friends here we were going to Beijing and Xi’an in the middle of January, they all thought I was CRAZY! It had nothing to do with me being 6mths pregnant, more just the absolute freezing weather there this time of year. Well, how cold could it be? […]

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Happy Birthday James!!!

Today is James’ 31st birthday.  I feel bad… usually I’m a big birthday celebrator, but this one is a bit more low key.  It’s been horrible, snowy weather here in Shanghai so we just stayed in this morning and now James is working out.  We’re going to dinner later on tonight, but it’s not as […]

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