A chance to catch up on Haibao in Robin Wang’s illustrated account of Haibao’s post-expo adventures.
Archive for March, 2011
In a quest to find the worst job in Shanghai, we sent local writer Christian Qu out on the town to gather information. After speaking to various candidates he drew up this shortlist, scientifically ranking them unhappy emotacons. The Recent University Graduate Xin graduated from college in 2010. He now works for an advertising company […]
Well, that’s it. Ten weeks just sort of flew by, didn’t they? This is my last chapter of Solemn Globetrotter here at Shanghai Squared. I’d like to thank Stephen Wright for inviting me to contribute this column, and all of you that have enjoyed reading it. If you still haven’t had enough and would like […]
For the last in the series of her regular column, LeXXX has put together a test to determine what your boyfriend really thinks when you stumble back in from Ladies Night at WFC, Brown Sugar or the Apartment. Will he always be there to hold your hair back on does your behaviour while intoxicated mark the beginning of the end
The plane descends through smog the color of cigarette smoke, coasting over low-slung industrial sheds in a brownfield landscape sliced by highways and dirty canals. Distant cranes hover above endless rows of towers, fading in the haze as the tarmac heaves up to meet the landing gear. The gleaming terminal fades into your subconscious […]
Hi folks! No, you’re not mistaken, there was definitely not an installment of Solemn Globetrotter last week. I probably should have told you this before, but as per my contract with Shanghai Squared I am allowed one day off from work each month. During which I’m allowed to step out of my cage, breathe some […]
Hangzhou is nearly 200km from Shanghai, but the speed and efficiency of the Chinese rail system makes a day trip or weekend getaway incredible easy, and offers a tranquil respite from the chaos of the city on the Huangpu. West Lake is the biggest draw here, and an efficient trip to Hangzhou would […]