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A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

This is a blog about the minutiae of daily life in Shanghai- the streets, the people, the food, the oddities, the unexpected. It is a combination of surreptitious mobile phone photography and observational writing. It has been known to be both funny and moving at the same time.

Site Owner: koangirl

Most Recent Posts from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

What I’m Talking About When I Talk About China

A few weeks ago, I was randomly contacted by someone working for an expat relocation company. He wanted me to write a guide for Suzhou, a city I spent a...

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:52 pm

Leicester is For Food Nerds: A Tangentially Culinary Introduction to an Unlikely Place

Leicester (lɛstər/ les-tər) exactly on the global culinary map. It’s barely on any map at all, except perhaps one detailing manufacturers of, say, sturdy meat pies or Indian sweets.  ...

Posted on 4 August 2014 | 12:17 pm

This Is Still Not a Mommy Blog (Even Though That’s All I Do All Day)

Before I spawned my urchin, I was adamant about keeping the metalepsical church and state firmly separated. I read all of those books about the importance of  keeping your grown up...

Posted on 9 July 2014 | 12:06 pm

A Totally Impractical Guide to Camping in England With a 4 Month Old Baby

Last weekend, we borrowed a car from our crunchy granola car-share group in Leicester and drove to somewhere in Derbyshire (pronounced, approximately, Darbəshr, in case you aren’t intuitively British*) in the...

Posted on 3 July 2014 | 11:00 am

The Happiness Project Revisited: Are We Happy Yet?

 Yes, I’m still plugging away at the Happiness Project.   I’m now more than half way toward the end goal of 100 days of consciously making note of happy moments....

Posted on 30 June 2014 | 11:09 am

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