Friday, February 12, 2010

Year of the Tiger

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year in the year of the Tiger. This beautiful display is in the mall near our apartment. I think 2010 is going to be a fabulous year.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Last weekend, I went to Shanghai to visit my friend S. She was in town for a job interview that I helped her get through my former company. It was an interesting twist of fate. Shanghai is very similar to Hong Kong but much larger. It has a strong western influence with some amazing European architecture. Much of the city, especially the main tourist areas, was under renovation in preparation for the upcoming Expo which is supposed to be similar to a world's fair. I definitely want to go back to Shanghai for a longer stay. It was a really fun weekend, and I had a great time with S. Shanghai is known for its xiao long bao, a dumpling filled with pork and soup. Normally, they are golf ball sized, but these were soft ball sized and came with a large straw to drink the soup. Fun!