Celebrating my 29th birthday by now is a routine and starts to become a valued tradition. It’s the 8th time I celebrate this event (fitting, with8 being the Chinese lucky number).
I received many happy birthday wishes and I am very thankful to all of you thinking of me on this day. Continue reading “Happy Birthday “
Today, we (mainly Michi) made TV Dinner, Chinese Style: Hot pot with all the good stuff we hunted at the “wet market”. Continue reading “TV Dinner – Chinese Style”
“Der Bambussaft war neu und sehr lecker.” Ilja Radusch, 2015
We are getting almost quite good at this “getting visited” thing. Apparently, from the perspective of German travel departments we our apartment is a dangerous place to stay (for the threat of abduction, and worse). Anyway, Ilja was here for serious work, so he could not stay with us. We showed him around, esp. To our favorite bar at the Hyatt on the Bund, to my favorite tailor WW Chan (also I am jealous that he got a suit while I never got more than shirts) and to our favorite eating places. Definitely cool was the untour breakfast tour, we did on Saturday (yes, we got up at six…). We had breakfast pancakes, bauzes (sweet and salty), pot stickers, noodles and egg tarts, all around Donghu Lu in the French Concession. Continue reading “Connected Car Bigshot in Shanghai”
Saturday was Rock Night at the German Center. Christian Sommer, the GC CEO, had kindly invited us to the 20th anniversary celebration. For those of you planning business in Shanghai, check out there website. The GC is huge; 2 buildings with office space and apartments… and a big event space. Continue reading “Rock Nacht at the German Center”
We were level happy to host Fabi as our first foreign guest in Shanghai. I think he survived reasonably well (also complaining a bit much about the food, such as chicken feet ;-)). As we had to plan the program during the work week, only, we focused on the evening program Continue reading “First Visitor”
We have our first weekend in Shanghai after 4 weeks of traveling. I had a bumpy start – only finished work at 3am on Saturday morning. But we quickly turned the weekend around with a (nice) massage, (we are now members at dragonfly, which makes it more reasonable) and picked up my changed shirts from WWChen Continue reading “Relaxed in Shanghai”
Back at TXL en route to PVG. One week in Germany was great to see friends and parents. I really enjoyed the talks and am very thankful for the sh&@load of great advice. It helped a lot to put things in perspective and find a good way forward. Overall, time has been way to short to see friends and family. Also, in all the clean air I already feel like I have to start smoking. Continue reading “Bye bye Berlin”
“1h Chinese Massage”.
I was not aware of the fatal consequences of this simple request. One hour of intense pain ensued. A people that can endure such torture is not to be messed with.
Michi enjoyed it but it is common knowledge that women are tougher than men.
After just another very long week (some work looming on the weekend, again), we decided to spent a relaxed weekend at home.
We kicked off Friday night with Michis friend Jana at Yongkang Lu, Shanghai’s infamous expat bar street (check the beer prices before ordering. You ca easily pay 10€ for a tap beer…). Continue reading “Tailor made”