Diu the Dew!
Still lost in translation. Even the local looks like she’s doing a double-take.
The conclusion to Part 2 of the annoyingly brilliant Anthony Lane’s annoyingly brilliant two-part report of the Beijing Olympics in The New Yorker
Some stolen glances from the 25th floor of an apartment building I chose not to live in.
It’s been getting dark here around 5:00, even though it’s only October and Shanghai is about even with Jackonville in latitude. The map above illustrates why. The Chinese government’s allegedly unifying decision to put the whole country on the same clock makes GMT+8 the most ridiculously shaped time zone in the world, with a giant 3,000-mile-wide bulge in the southeastern corner of the Asian mainland that looks like the base of a bong.
Being on the east coast, Shanghai gets the “morning shift,” which sucks for me. Maybe I belong in Urumqi instead. I wonder what time it gets dark there on June 21st…
Some more shots from my first week in Shanghai