AQI per US Consulate readings on Huaihai Road
May 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM
"Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups"
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Category Archives: Favorite Things About Shanghai
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For the diehards who really miss China, and the exceptionally curious, I recorded a few key minutes around midnight, as seen and heard from our balcony in our lane. Not any special viewing point. Consider that this goes on everywhere … Continue reading
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It’s probably about time for azaleas where I come from and although I had mixed feelings about planting such garish colors in my own front yard, I used to love walking or driving around Washington and seeing them everywhere, bunched … Continue reading
I’ve had my eye on this stall around the corner for a few weeks now. Behind the counter, the help are wearing purple outfits and serving up something that’s apparently pretty special.But what have they got that the purple-dressed workers … Continue reading
Here’s something I’m already nostalgic about that’s changed since 2004. Back then, we used to hop into a blue Da Zhong taxi and find a long list of rules encased in plastic and hanging behind the driver. My favorite admonished … Continue reading
Anybody reading out there in St. Louis? Anybody anywhere near St. Louis? Because have I ever got a tip for you. Worth a detour for sure, worth a journey, too (if your journey wouldn’t be quite as long as mine). … Continue reading
We laugh a lot at the really strange translations and word usages that we see here, supposedly written in English. (We aren’t mean-spirited; we know our Chinese is much worse.) But every now and again, one of those strange phrases … Continue reading
With the advent of cold weather, the Shanghai Guild — a knit-for-community-outreach group that I host at my house (and have written about before) — is a hive of activity. A little more than a week ago, we had a … Continue reading