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Week 5: Shanghai Rain

This week started off well. It ended up being my week off! No school and no work yet; long story. Well I used this week to catch up on my studies (Mandarin language learning) and stayed in most (if not all) days.It’s been quite warm so far, mostly because of the rain; which I have gotten quite used to and […]

This week started off well. It ended up being my week off! No school and no work yet; long story. Well I used this week to catch up on my studies (Mandarin language learning) and stayed in most (if not all) days.It’s been quite warm so far, mostly because of the rain; which I have gotten quite used to and […]

Week 4: The Calm Before the Storm

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out; I told myself this over and over again all through this week. I am starting my internship in the first week of July.
As excited as I am about it, I am almost as nervous; almost. I guess what “shakes” me most is the fact that I will mostly be speaking a language […]

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out; I told myself this over and over again all through this week. I am starting my internship in the first week of July. As excited as I am about it, I am almost as nervous; almost. I guess what “shakes” me most is the fact that I will mostly be speaking a language […]

Week 3: Stay Calm and Enjoy Shanghai

This week was a good week. It’s the third week and now settling in is becoming easier. Unlike the first and second weeks, I can go to a grocery store and have an idea of what to buy. I can find my way to several places nearby without asking for help as the transportation system in Shanghai is quite easy, […]

This week was a good week. It’s the third week and now settling in is becoming easier. Unlike the first and second weeks, I can go to a grocery store and have an idea of what to buy. I can find my way to several places nearby without asking for help as the transportation system in Shanghai is quite easy, […]

Calm Week: Avoiding the Hustle & Bustle

I am officially calling this week the “Calm Week”. Compared to last week‘s hustle, bustle, adapting, jetlag, nervousness, the “in-between” and a whole lot more; this week went quite smoothly. I hardly went out during the week (my choice) and, although I think it went by quite fast, I tried to savor as much of the calmness as I could. […]

I am officially calling this week the “Calm Week”. Compared to last week‘s hustle, bustle, adapting, jetlag, nervousness, the “in-between” and a whole lot more; this week went quite smoothly. I hardly went out during the week (my choice) and, although I think it went by quite fast, I tried to savor as much of the calmness as I could. […]

One Week

It has been a week but feels like it has been more.My first week in Shanghai was interesting, exciting, very different and rather educational.  I got to Shanghai a little late and had to adjust a bit faster but so far so good!When I arrived here it was definitely not what I expected. Initial emotion was excitement, then came nervousness, […]

It has been a week but feels like it has been more.My first week in Shanghai was interesting, exciting, very different and rather educational.  I got to Shanghai a little late and had to adjust a bit faster but so far so good!When I arrived here it was definitely not what I expected. Initial emotion was excitement, then came nervousness, […]

The Home Straight

This weekend we spent relaxing and seeing what we could do around Shanghai. The weather has not been the best so indoor activities were preferred. We decided to go to the circus, which is easy to get to by metro (the metro stop is genuinely called Shanghai Circus World). We had pre-booked tickets online earlier that day and the prices […]

This weekend we spent relaxing and seeing what we could do around Shanghai. The weather has not been the best so indoor activities were preferred. We decided to go to the circus, which is easy to get to by metro (the metro stop is genuinely called Shanghai Circus World). We had pre-booked tickets online earlier that day and the prices […]