Monthly Archives: May 2014
We stopped by Marks and Spencer and Eliza decide she wanted to buy a new dress for school. She liked the pink dress, but before I knew it, we also ended up getting, as she called it, the rainbow dress. … Continue reading
We had a nice, light dinner at Pizzeria Alla Torre. Although Eliza gave a thumbs down on the pasta, I think she was just kidding. I wanted to get the Diavolo, but I got their standard mix in case Eliza … Continue reading
One of the interesting bits about Global Harbour is a skywalk on the 4th floor. I noticed a couple of people got dizzy and fell down as they peer through the glass floor. Some people comment on people peering up … Continue reading
We dropped by the Global Harbour Mall. This place is supposed to be the biggest mall in Shanghai. I am not sure if it is the biggest mall, but I think it is pretty damn big. They have a Hello … Continue reading
We had a nice lunch at New Dynasty. I tried to stick with lighter fare. Everything was very nice, but I would skip the scallops and bacon if I came back again.
We had a nice, casual dinner at Watami after my office event. Since we had a few people, we got a number of dishes to share. I like the beef bowl. Eliza probably like the fries the most, but I … Continue reading
I took Eliza to the office today to have some fun at the Children’s day event. She had lots of fun and took home some balloons and gifts.
With the upcoming holiday, rice dumplings are all over the place. The people in the office are giving it a go to crank out a bunch of rice dumplings. I am fine to be on the receiving end of their … Continue reading
I have a feeling that many of the vendors put up women account reps as eye candy. In today’s meeting, I meet a rep that has a name ‘Candy Boat’. With a name like Candy Boat, I guess I don’t … Continue reading
We had lunch at Bar 58. The menu changed up a bit since our last visit in the Fall. I think the new selection is great. Although the salad went a bit overboard on the dressing, the Iberian Pork was … Continue reading
I got video of Andrew practicing his new pieces. I am quite impressed with his pick up on the new pieces. I look forward to hearing them live when I get back to the US next month.
We had dinner at Hua Mei Garden by my Tae Kwon Do school. The price was pretty decent and food was passable but I can’t say it was a great meal.
We went to Shook for lunch. Its over on the Bund at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. The day was really nice and clear. I took some pics outside of the building. We made reservations and got seats with window … Continue reading
Another day of interviews. Today, I met someone who has a name that translates to ‘Very difficult’ I wonder what his parents were thinking.
We had a nice lunch at Din Tai Fung. The city is basically shut down so people don’t get in the way of the big conference going on. We manage to get around the traffic blockages to the world financial … Continue reading
I look at this advertising and wonder if this just means they came in 8th place. I also wonder how many people competed in this ranking and who did the ranking. I never heard of Chinese Media before and why … Continue reading
According to this article, I should be hitting rock bottom on my happiness. __www.bbc.com_news_magazine-20591893_print=true This one talks about where I am relative to my counter parts around the world. __m.union-bulletin.com_news_2014_apr_04_most-their-40s-hap
Another trip to the Pudong City Cafe today. We got there early and got first shot at the big shrimp. They were full of eggs and quite yummy.
before after Looks like Burger King in Shanghai realize their mistake in naming their new smoothie drink. I notice new posters are up now.
As a snack for the interviewers, I got a couple of cheese cakes from Uncle Tetsu. This place usually has a long queue of people waiting to get the cakes fresh. I am not a big fan of cheese cake, … Continue reading
We had a day of interviews today with some interesting interactions. I had one candidate seem suprised and question why one of the female interviewers was there to interview him. I am not sure if he assumes that there are no … Continue reading
Andrew is making good progress on his coding. For a young kid, I think he is coming along quite well. One day soon he is going to take over my job. 🙂 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/21324626/
Great lunch at Zen Xintiandi. Every single dish was great. The wasabi shrimp gave me a suprise but the taste was memorable. End to end goodness today.
We had a nice lunch today. One dish gave us a little shock. Looking at this dish, I saw nothing out of the ordinary. I took a bite and realize the item had an overload of wasabi. Fortunately, I have … Continue reading
I look at the web page and I don’t see how the name is appropriate.
__blogs.wsj.com_economics_2014_05_13_youre-not-worthy-snub I never thought too much about rude sales people encouraging me to buy more. Perhaps I don’t go into the right stores. Rude sales people turn me off from spending money.
We had a long queue for the taxis because of a people flowing out from the convention at the hotel. I had some guys in front of me hop into one of Shanghai’s dreaded purple taxis. These purple taxis are … Continue reading
Eliza got two birthday cakes in school today. She told me all about her birthday celebration when I got home from work.
We had a good lunch at the Japanese restaurant today. The translation for the restaurant name is quite calming. We had a chill lunch seated in a private room. The team talked about guns ranges, snipers, ocean fishing, Shanghai island … Continue reading
With Eliza’s birthday coming up, we got her a small cake. Not her usual chocolate cake, but she ate some of it anyway. We got a few other cakes from friends as gifts for her birthday. Happy 4th birthday … Continue reading
Eliza and I hang out at Peter’s Tex Mex. I have seen better places, but I think its ok for a quick bite. The waffle fries are decent. The nachos are pretty bad. Pasta is acceptable.
Interesting choice of words. I think they want to say something about having a place to relax and have tea. The translation that comes out seems a bit off.
We had an early Mother’s Day dinner at Pudong City Bistro. The selection was decent and the price was ok. I stuck mostly with the shrimp but the green curry chicken was good too. I had a humorous interaction with … Continue reading
After dropping off my dry cleaning, I caught Eliza gazing at the Hello Kitty pastry. She proceeded to give me the look til I caved in and got her the Kitty. Eliza seems to always get her way.
They just set up a Tesla charging station around the corner from my place. They also appear to be setting up a dealership. A number of people are pulling over to check out their setup and promotion car. I saw … Continue reading
I went down to the US citizen services to pick up a new passport for Eliza. I took my number and sat down to wait for pickup of Eliza’s passport. While I am waiting, a couple walk in with their … Continue reading
I picked up some paperwork over by Shanghai Centre today. I decided to swing by Pizza Express. Although quite crowded, I managed to get my pizza, Alba, delivered quickly. I got myself in and out of the place in 20 … Continue reading
I got a gift of cookies from Jenny Bakery in Hong Kong. The cookies are great and they come in a nice tin. Eliza certainly loves the cookies. Many thanks to Jin for the wonderful gift.
This is the first time I saw this version of the mini cooper. Pretty interesting looking. I drove a mini when I was in Europe. I thought it was fun to drive around, but I felt my MR2 was a bit … Continue reading