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Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

May 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

Carrie Qian talks to us about life as an estate agent in the city with the property market booming. The demanding clients and gruelling work schedule is enough to drive anyone to violence so we meet her in the boxing ring at Red Town Club Hero to discuss how she winds down after work.

John Wang @ Shanghai Diaoyu Tattoo Studio

March 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in T@lk

John Wang @ Shanghai Diaoyu Tattoo Studio

When entering Diaoyu Tattoo Studio, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in one of the French Concession’s many vintage boutique stores. The walls are lined with traditional Japanese masks, a classic Fender lies slumped against an amp and a fixed-gear bicycle is nearly parked in the back. This collection of all things retro-chic belongs to John Wang and provides the backdrop and inspiration for his art.

Rehearsing with 3rd Culture Theatre

April 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Rehearsing with 3rd Culture Theatre

Colin Johnson talks to the 3rd culture theatre group about their first production ‘ART’ during one of their rehearsals.

Brandon Woods: Drunken Dragon Party Laision

January 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Brandon Woods: Drunken Dragon Party Laision

Shanghai Squared caught up with Brandon Woods, Director of Operations for the Drunken Dragon pub crawl, at his Thai restaurant in town.

James Burbridge @ B&C Dive Bar

January 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in T@lk

James Burbridge @ B&C Dive Bar

Nightshifts, dive bars and dodging the police are all part of the everyday life of James Burbridge, a full-time English teacher in Shanghai. We talked to him about his experience in the field and got his take on the social divide between Shanghai’s expats.

Ivan Yoong Stripped Down @ a Mysterious Spa

December 27th, 2010  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Ivan Yoong Stripped Down @ a Mysterious Spa

“How naked?” I asked. “Completely” was the reply. Shanghai Squared strips down to talk to Ivan Yoong, co-founder of OzNz (now the Oz), at the Centre of Relaxation through Entertainment and Holistic Wellbeing.

Amy Aichholz @ Jing’An Sculpture Park

December 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Amy Aichholz @ Jing’An Sculpture Park

Over the past few years Shanghai’s yoga scene been on the up and up. This new found mainstream success has created a market for new wave yoga styles which some find unorthodox. Corporate agent turned yoga instructor Amy Aichholz meets us in Jiang’An Sculpture Park to discuss the art of relaxation.

Lucy Yu @ Long Guan Dumplings

November 20th, 2010  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Lucy Yu @ Long Guan Dumplings

Born in China, raised in America, Lucy Yu talks with Shanghai Squared about her experience returning here to study. We sit down for some Xiao Long Bao in her favourite student hangout adjacent to Fudan University.

Adept @ Blue Frog

November 9th, 2010  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Adept @ Blue Frog

Adept, aka. Simon Toppin, has been doing the rounds on Shanghai’s DJ circuit for over two years now. A regular at the recently deceased Logo and an associate of the Ice Cream Truck party crew, he knows his way around the city’s venues. We caught up with him on a Monday night in Blue Frog to talk about the changing face of Shanghai’s electronic music scene.

     

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