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5 LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY FRIEND ANA (AND YOU COULD TOO!)

31Oct,2016

To be honest – I like Mondays. It is Monday when I have this luxury of time to sit down peacefully, have an insight into my hectic lifestyle, catch up on the new episodes of The School of Life and talk…

WHAT IS THE ‘BEGINNER’S SAFETY KIT’ FOR MANDARIN LEARNERS?

9Oct,2016

Since 2012, October 15 has gained a significant meaning to me . It marks the commencement of my Shanghai life, as it was on that day that I arrived here from Chengdu, after unprecedented ( for me, personally) 37-hour train…

HOW TO GET YOUR BUTT ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS?!

30Aug,2016

The summer is gone but the interviews on Shanghai City Girl are back! I promise to bring a lot of new , strong and admirable ladies here, who will hopefully inspire you with their lifestyle and career choices! “Behind every…

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR AUTUMN WITH FOOD?

21Aug,2016

The autumn is coming.Although it is hard to believe now as we still struggle with ruthless, scrorching heat in the daytime, the nature has begun to give us its little hints. The nights have become ‘breathable” and you actually feel…

BEST LIFE AND CAREER TIPS FROM SHANGHAI’S 10 MOST ACCOMPLISHED LADIES!

14Aug,2016

It’s been more than a year since I started to interview ladies from all over the globe, who managed to ‘tame’ Shanghai and achieved a lot here. Each and every one of them chose a different career path,and I loved…

TOP EMERGENCY VOCABULARY STRICTLY FOR LADIES!

11Aug,2016

It’s an undeniable fact – girls have it harder when they travel or move to another country. Not because of unequal job opportunities or because we are more afraid than guys. The culprit is our complex physiology.If you have read…

HOW TO APPLY PSYCHOLOGY TO CHINESE FOOD?

10Jul,2016

If you remember my earliest blogging babbles, I mentioned that my university major was Applied Psychology.In short, this is the use of psychology to overcome practical problems in other fields,such as business management, product design,transportation, ergonomics, nutrition, law and clinical…

5 WAYS TO OFFEND PEOPLE WITH FOOD

8Jul,2016

If you read previous Found in Translation ( I know, been a while),you might remember my promise to focus on food – related expressions.In a city home to about 20,000 restaurants (and counting) ,dubbed by many a ‘Dining capital’, knowing…

HOW TO ADD VIBRANT COLORS TO YOUR LIFE?

19Apr,2016

In this interview, hosted at Craft Shanghai, I am talking to famous Kathryn Robbins – interior designer turned top   makeup artist from London, who is now based in Shanghai. Kathryn came here to work as the head of makeup and…

6 WAYS TO DESCRIBE BEAUTY WITH FOOD!

17Apr,2016

It’s been a while since the last Found in Translation, I know. However, the best things don’t come easily and are always worth waiting for – hopefully those of you particularly keen on this part of my blog will agree….