Shanghai'dLex

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Shanghai'dLex
A recently-wed American gal living in Shanghai, China, transplanted from the beautiful city of San Francisco, Calif. I share stories of daily life in Shanghai and travels throughout Asia.
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  • Zhoumo kuaile! 13 hours ago As Shanghai emerges from a sleepy winter and before she retreats to an air conditioned refuge in the summer, the city is celebrating. There are so many cool events taking place this weekend:It'll be hard to participate in all of these, especially with our British-Irish visitors in town (my cousin...
  • Day Dreaming 1 day ago It's eery here today. The air is once again filtered by a foggy lens and today, seems to be suffering from a bit of jaundice. With the weather forecasting thunderstorms, I'm not itching to go out. And so I sit here at my regal dining room table daydreaming about trips.Up next is a mystery. I told...
  • Chinglish Part V 3 days ago You knew it was coming... I don't know about you, but I'm not rushing to eat at either of these establishments:They're not terribly confident in China:Because in China, it's not a guarantee: Sometimes I feel as if they just place one random English word after another: This isn't Chinglish, but is...
  • Zhoumo kuaile! 1 week ago Welcome to my 300th post! I suppose I should mark the milestone with some news:We're going home! It looks like we'll be back in the States by the Fourth (of July). Fitting, right?Emotions are mixed. After all, I've just begun feeling as if I've gotten my groove down. And there are certainly things...
  • Top 10 Things I Learned... 1 week ago ...from my various trips to Beijing:Beijingers aren't as friendly as Shanghai-ers, nor do they speak English as well. Let that be a warning to you. There's an extra RMB10 added to your cab fare when traveling to and from the airport -- just in case you ask the driver about it and he yells at you...

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  • Top Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Shanghai Expat Blog Awards 2013 1.    What may be cringe-worthy behavior at home is standard practice here. Like a pitcher winding up his throw, locals loudly clear their throats, amassing enough mucus to successfully hawk up a giant loogie that always seems to land right next...

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Nermine
00:36 AM December 08, 2012

This blog is my morning delight! I love hearing her adventures in China and seeing her pictures. Alexis is AWESOME! A must read. I little piece of heaven while a sip my morning coffee. :-)

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