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CUSTARD APPLE BEAUTY SMOOTHIE

28Apr,2015

I promised in December that I will be experimenting with different smoothie flavors this year and here I am! I see huge numbers of people around getting sick and coughing, and Chinese New Year’s break is coming, so we’d better…

Top 5 swearing expressions in Chinese.

27Apr,2015
27Apr,2015

Good news – especially for big fans of dropping F-bombs.  It is official and scientifically proven – swearing is good for you! During my tedious 5 year study of applied psychology I learned that there are many coping styles and…

TREASURES OF MAGICAL WUKANG ROAD

27Apr,2015
27Apr,2015

Shanghai is a city full of history and historical buildings. However,  even after almost 3 years spent here, there are still places I haven’t visited.  I am fortunate enough ,though,  that last year I got extremely lucky and thanks to…

TRANQUIL SPOT IN SHANGHAI – JIASHAN MARKET

23Apr,2015
23Apr,2015

The first thing that makes people fall in love with Shanghai is probably its overwhelming night life – parties on tops of skyscrapers, variety of people, music, clubs. At least that’s how it was with me. However, after a while…

What are spare tires for in China?

20Apr,2015
20Apr,2015

The dating scene in Shanghai creates the hard knock life for us – stead of treated…we get tricked, stead of kisses…we get kicked. That’s the ugly truth and last week, during one of my morning survival drills aka work commute,…

INTERESTING BARGAINS FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD AT ENJOY EASY

20Apr,2015

I always make most of my city discoveries while jogging and the same was with Enjoy Easy store. While I was living in West Beijing Road, I used to go running past Jingan Temple and since there is still a…

ULTIMATELY DELICIOUS AND SUPER HEALTHY SMOOTHIE FOR FLAWLESS SKIN

16Apr,2015
16Apr,2015

The end of the year has always been this time when most people, if not everyone, make New Year’s resolutions. And correct me if I am wrong, but my bet is that probably 80% of them might have something to…

GREAT AND CHEAP BEAUTY SALON

8Apr,2015
8Apr,2015

Although I am an avid follower of natural skin care trend and I believe that how your skin looks depends mostly on your diet, I still think that every now and then a visit to a beauty salon will enhance…

PECULIAR FOUNTAIN OF BEAUTY AKA CHICKEN FEET!

3Apr,2015
3Apr,2015

I remember when I first heard about ‘developing’ China – actually first time I ever heard ANYTHING about China ‘first hand’ from someone who had been there. It was my second year of university, year 2003, and I had to…

What’s your kind of bitch?

1Apr,2015
1Apr,2015

Tea – the 5000-year-old staple of Chinese culture. Engine of  economic development. Embodiment of the spirit of civilization, and the spirit of Chinese ideological form. Since 2737 BCE, when first discovered by the legendary Chinese emperor  Shennong,  it has gained…