Shanghai: I Thought was Love

When there is a degree above zero I already feel spring in the air, let alone when there are fifteen, the sky is blue … emh … the sky is blueish … emh, be it, the sky is there, the blue Superga (yeah finally some blue!!) as well, headphones in the ears and today the city is mine. I have a strange relationship with this city. At first it fascinated me with its many facets: Its immensity and its eternal contradiction between the modernity of skyscrapers and the decay of old roads; In the same street you can find an extra luxurious mega mall full of unpredictable brands and a number of houses falling apart with laundry hung between two

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Shanghai: If The Swedes Knew It

Today after so long I did not go I went to Ikea. I needed the Koken, a couple of Tillsluta and of course some Jämka. Don’t worry, it’s not the usual post that talks about unimaginable names and women in the assembly line. I would like to dedicate myself to the custom, because if Ikea is the same worldwide, the client is not. I arrived on the spot five minutes before 10am. Outside I find a sea of faces waiting in front of the glass door of the entrance. I line up in a row with this thought: “I will not have decided to come right on the day of the super promotions of the Billy bookcase or the Backabro

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Shanghai: Nevermore Without

I have read an interesting article on digital commerce in China this morning. The numbers are embarrassing and growing, in 2015, “things” online were purchased from 322.1 million people via mobile phones (without counting travel or ticket purchases). Walking around the city you realize how much China is phone dependent. They all walk like robots watching the cellphone. In the subway they all watch recorded TV shows on their cell phones and in four years I’ve never seen anyone reading a book (apart from some student). The e-commerce sites that leap out to Shanghai are three: Alibaba, Ctrip and Taobao. The latter is the most used by the people I know. The site is only in Mandarin and you have

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Shanghai: Mojito Or Green Tea?

Unexpectedly today in Shanghai its springtime. I wake up with the singing of the birds, look out and there’s the sun, of course is a muted sun, but it’s still sunshine. I expect 20 degrees of warm spring warmth. I know I know, my mom always said: “Do not take off your winter clothes in April or you’ll get sick”, but I can’t resist. Tomorrow I will have sore throat and cold, but I have to do it! I wear light blue jeans, a nice shirt, a young faux leather jacket, sunglasses, older girl with a bicycle, younger girl with scooter, dog with croquettes, book for me, water and food for everyone and out we go towards the only pedestrian

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