Archive for July, 2009
Getting a Indian Visa in Shanghai III

  Part of obtaining an Indian visa in Shanghai consists of navigating a series of flooded streets in a torrential downpour.  Only upon successfully completing this daunting challenge is an candidate considered worthy for the responsibilities of holding said visa. How is the Indian government expected to look out for their foreign guests if they […]

Shanghai Spaces: Wu Jiao Chang 五角场 – A classic Mainland commercial centre

There isn’t much happening around Fudan University.  I wouldn’t regard the place as quite the ‘sticks’ but its far enough out and it’s present poor urban rail connection makes is rather isolated from the rest of Shanghai.  Line 3 is walkable, but it’s not something one wants to do more than once a day…never if […]

Canada’s 2010 Olympic Team

As part of my ongoing effort to distance myself as much as possible from school-related nonsense, I surveyed Canada’s 2010 Winter Olympic team. Or as I like to call them, Team $100 million…they better bring home the gold bacon is all I have to say. Canadians love pride themselves on the notion of multiculturalism. Kingston, […]

Conversation with a North Korean

I was meaning to mention this awhile ago, but didn’t get around to it until now.  For the first month or so in Shanghai I was sharing a floor with four or five North Koreans. At first I wasn’t sure if they were North Koreans, but the presence of little North Korean flags taped to […]

Shanghai Spaces: Da Ning Life Hub

I first visiting Da Ning about a week ago and I was quite impressed with what I saw and noted that I needed to go back to take a closer look at what was going on there. It would be stretch to state that this is a fantastic space.  It’s somewhat isolated, and while it […]

Getting an Indian Visa in Shanghai II

The Guangdong Development Bank Tower at 555 Xu Jia Hui Road is a rather unassuming building. A typical, early 00’s 35+ floor Chinese modernist piece.  The stained white square tiled landscaping, the water/dust tarnished exterior stone material,  the marble encased entrance, the marble flooring, the bored security guards, the empty and abused floor space, the […]

The Onion has been bought out by State Controlled Media!

America’s Finest News Source is now owned by Yu Wan Mei: Amalgamated Fisheries Salvage and Polymer Injection Corp… NEW YORK—According to all sources, the People’s Republic of China is strong. The nation is united, the military unmatched, the economy vibrant, and the people ever joyful. Brilliant! Read it all 🙂 I don’t remember the Onion […]

The Canadian Pavilion – Expo 2010

I was expecting Douglas Fir, Cedar, stone, lots and lots of glass and a totem pole thrown in somewhere, which are usually the to-go-to materials for anything Canadian designed for an international audience. Very un-Canadian…which is probably why I kind of like it 🙂 I’m not sure what they are trying to do with this.  […]

Shanghai @ Night

Some shots I took tonight from the 24th floor of the Shanghai Foreign Students Residence. Cool Shanghai Shanghai Shadows Shanghai on Fire Hustle and possible bustle

Gallery Down

I have just noticed some serious errors in my gallery page.  Thus, that part of the site might be down for awhile as I figure it out.  Sorry to disappoint as I know that that particular page is one of the most popular hits on internet and you are just dying to get back in […]

Internet Overlords

Facebook is now blocked in China. You know sometimes when I walk the streets of Shanghai I think “wow, amazing…really, truly amazing…maybe we have a leader here”. Then they go pull stuff like this….. and I think…”no…not even close”

Getting an Indian Visa in Shanghai Part I

I titled this part I because I am fairly certain that there are going to be subsequent entries.  Shades of gray from last years Russian visa experience. My morning email transaction. Hello, I’m a Canadian passport holder with a Chinese F-Category visa.  I would like to know if I qualify to apply for  an Indian […]

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