I hope this finds everybody (including anybody who either attends NYU Shanghai, who is thinking about NYUSH or whoever just reads this little thing of a blog) well. I’d like to paint a little outline of the reasons why I chose this school and why I’m currently here. Almost nine months ago, I made the decision […]Read more "NYU Shanghai With All Its Beauty and All Its Flaws"
When I was younger, I had this book called ‘The Travel Book’. Inside were details about every country in the world: what to see, culture highlights, where to go, what to eat – all this information stacked inside this fat A3-sized thick book. It was beautiful and exciting, and I probably opened it at least once […]Read more "A little side trip to South (and a couple hours of North) Korea"
In Beijing (北京) Da Dong (大董) is the place to go to for roast duck. According to Time Magazine, it is number nine on the ten things to do in 北京. Luckily, for me and my fellow classmates, I do not have to spend five hours on a train to eat great roast duck. Da Dong opened up […]Read more "Do as the Chinese Do, Eat as the Chinese Eat"
In forty five days, I will arrive home and have a home-cooked meal, sleep in my own bed, wake up to minimal pollution but I guarantee you – I’m still going to want to be back in 上海. I’ve been here for 八十天. Every single one of those days has been completely different. Every single one […]Read more "45 days and not counting"
ON CENTURY AVENUE – NYU SHANGHAI’S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER So you all should check our my college’s newspaper – it’s filled with pretty great articles about everything and anything, including awesome reviews about Shanghai, college life, global issues and so much more. It’s pretty awesome and I’ll start sharing my articles on here as well! Happy Halloween […]Read more "On Century Avenue"
Apologies for my publishing delay – college has been overwhelming and I haven’t had the chance recently to go out and explore Shanghai. But I’m here (and 100% not leaving)! I realised that one thing I haven’t yet discussed here is the fake markets in Shanghai. If you’re completely new to this concept of a […]Read more "Fakes and faux pas"
A few days ago, I went to buy a bike. Well I went to pick up my bike, from Puxi, which from where I’m living is not that close. I would call Puxi (浦西) the hub of Shanghai – I don’t how much Shanghai tries to build up Pudong (浦东) and make it so financially […]Read more "The Story of the Cab Driver"