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FIFA observations

Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | Views [1530] | Comments [1]

The World Cup has caused a sort of marketing and media frenzy in Shanghai... its inescapable, brightly coloured frenzy is overwhelming yet typical of Chinese capitalism.  A few things I've noticed: The World Cup has completely permeated Chinese ... Read more >

Tags: advertising, fifa, freeenzy, shanghai, world cup

How the Shanghainese celebrate the World Cup Pt2

Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | Views [416]

The giant TV screen couldn't have chosen a better time to start lagging crackling and blacking out than at the ripe time of midnight (at kickoff!). And in the classic Chinese chaotic mannerisms, the audience started shouting out "fix the screen!" "play ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, excess, superior vena cava, world cup

How the Shanghainese celebrate the World Cup Pt1

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | Views [425]

WORLD CUP PARTY!!! My aunt shouted at me in Shanghai, brandishing out 2 festively bright green and yellow tickets. I wasn't sure what a sports 'party' in Shanghai entailed yet, but I was always keen for a night out, so I excitedly agreed to hop along ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, excess, fifa, football, garden party, theres going to be a bbq

Being a technological failure

Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | Views [418]

I've used bing.com more times in the past 6 days than I have in the entire 18 years of my life. Maybe chuck in the combined 100+- years of my parents too. This is how unprepared I was for the 'Great Firewall of China'. (It might also be a wake-up call ... Read more >

Just touched down in Shanghai town

Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | Views [442]

I feel Kanye West would definitely appreciate this place- people at the airport in leather pants (a lot of them, too!), the otp extravagance of the neighbours... Shanghai airport seems to operate on a basis of over-trustworthiness as I strolled under ... Read more >

Tags: airport, heat, pie, weather



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