Yesterday a friend and I went to a new housing estate that's being built down the alley from where I live. I've watched these buildings go up and was curious to see what the apartments are like. None of the buildings are completed, but they have an active sales office on the main floor, so […]
A good friend who blogs from Shanghai gives a great description of the different types of Chinese cars that ply the roads here: China has over 100 car manufacturers churning out ever more makes and models of cars and its tough to tell your QQ from your Spark these days (Hint: look for the annoying […]
For lunch today I went with some colleagues to a bakery called Paris Baguette. We each had the chicken panini sandwich, but believe me, it wasn't easy! We went in at lunchtime, 12:15. It seemed to us like a good time for a sandwich. We were wrong. Our conversation with the girls at the counter […]
Last week the state media announced that 1500 new cars are added to the roads in Beijing on a daily basis. Someone, please make it stop!
I have a lot of conversations with people who think that it must be exciting to fly all over the world. It's not. After my recent trip to Thailand I realized that anyone who thinks international air travel is exciting or romantic or exotic has never spent 5 hours in a 737 smashed between the […]
I never imagined that BARBIE and I had anything in common, but it seems that we do. Sort of. Both of us are turning 50 next week. Barbie's 50th birthday is the 9th, and mine is the 10th. But! I was born in Pakistan on the 10th, which was still the 9th in US, so […]