I really liked seeing this building in my old neighborhood. When Dawen and I first arrived in Shanghai, we immediately started to explore the city.I will miss seeing the architecture, as well. I have so many other photos but these should do.I will miss going to this Xinjiang restaurant when Dawen and I are hanging around People’s Square. Thank you for the memories, Shanghai.
I arrived in Shanghai on March first of last year and now the day has come for me to leave. I’m still uncertain where I will be for my next adventure but for now I’ll be taking a breather in Taiwan for a bit to be with family. I will at least be wearing my comfortable shoes wherever I go. The thing is, what will I miss about living in Shanghai? For one, I am going to miss seeing my noodle being made right in front of me when I’m at a Muslim restaurant. There is a particular restaurant in my neighborhood where I’m always ordering a certain noodle dish. I can never get enough.
Did you know that recent studies show noodle came from Modern day Iran (Persia) and they were brought over to China by businessmen starting from Xinjiang province? The more you know. My husband and I watched the show when we first moved to our new apartment.The good thing about ordering at a Muslim restaurant is that I don’t have to worry about eating something that has pork. I’m also all about the dumplings.
The restaurant we used to eat in our old neighborhood to order vegetable pie.
A cat decided to join us. Unfortunately we’re still a cat-less couple….for now. I will have Maine Coon. Scratch that. I will adopt any cat that needs a home. I realize we’ve been befriending cats, lately.Case in point: The first time we ate at the restaurant. Yes, that’s a different cat.
Dawen’s recent post: Left Shanghai Behind.
One afternoon in August my husband arrived at the gym after me (he had to drop his clothes at the dry cleaners first), the woman at the front desk said to him, “I’m always seeing your wife working out. She has lost a lot of weight.”
I’ve been going to the gym 4 to 6 days a week for the past four months and just when I start to get discouraged with my progress, I get reminded that I may be slow but I at least am going to the right direction.
What a pleasant reminder.
在八月裡的某個下午, 我先生去將要乾洗的衣物送洗後, 來到健身房與我會合。他進來後, 在接待台的小姐跟他說我看起來瘦很多, 她幾乎每天都看到我來運動。
我在過去四個月中, 每星期都去健身房四到六次左右。就當我對我的減重進展感到不滿意時, 那都會讓我記得即使進展不如預期快速, 至少我的方向是正確的, 那對我而言的確是個很好的提醒。
Dawen and I went to Choc Choco to have our afternoon coffee around our neighborhood. Honestly though, I’m starting to be allergic to chocolate.
I witness my husband’s creative genius. Now I have that song stuck in my head.Kidding aside (although, my husband can really draw very well), we head over to the Art Museum. Sometimes I like to look at an art piece while writing scribbles on my notebook. Inspiration comes in many forms.We then went to a Creative Park. Here is a page of places to go.
If you’re ever around the slaughterhouse turned tourist destination and you want a place to sit down to drink your coffee – you can always go to Central Perk and watch old episodes of Friends while you have your caffeine fix.