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7-11 Shanghai service

This morning I was quite stressed because I could not make a phone call while I was on Shanghai’s Metro subway. Then leaving the station, I figured that the card needed recharging, so I went to the closest 7-11 near … Continue reading

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another day in police state, Shanghai

Around 13:45, I was waiting for the nurse on the 2nd floor of the neighborhood medical clinic I had gone to this morning. I wanted to know if that doctor would return. Soon, the nurse affirmed that, then I ran … Continue reading

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with Chinese characteristics

I was in a pretty good mood today, despite it being 38C recorded when I left. That I had the choice to ride a bike to the nearby mall; or walk 300m to the air-conditioned Metro, for that 2km distance- … Continue reading

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Life in Shanghai

If one doesn’t have a clean diet, they will suffer due to Shanghai’s weather. I knew this for 18 years. And even this summer is more pleasant than the last. I am not taking that. So I’m spending HK$5k to … Continue reading

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how do they afford rent?

Yesterday, one of my 2.1 liter canister’s caps was misplaced, I had bought that over 2 years ago for only 20 RMB, and then a few months ago I had bought two more for 26 RMB each. As since January … Continue reading

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More Evil, Most Evil

Today after I had bought two bamboo pillow cases, the old man said: you look hot. Not that my sweating profusely is unusual for me during this time of the year, but I responded: I JUST GOT A TRAFFIC TICKET … Continue reading

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Why I don’t get involved

Besides all the complexities in my family. Over 40, never been had a girlfriend. I simply want to find a man who dearly loves me. Why is it so difficult? As NPR’s Frank Langfitt, brilliantly illustrates some of the complexities … Continue reading

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