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Tenya 22 in Shanghai

When you speak to Western expatriates in Shanghai, I feel as there is oftentimes a tried-and-true list of places to go to eat. Brunch? Madison. Spanish Tapas? El Wily. High end Italian? Mercato. I enjoy all of those places, but … Continue reading

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Love will tear us apart

Like many other Chinese Americans of my generation, New Order was an integral part of the soundtrack to much of my junior high and high school days. With cassette tapes (YES!) of Substance, Technique and Low Life riding around in … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken Wings

So my friend Tiff and I have become obsessed with Korean Fried chicken from this place out PAST Gubei. It’s actually a chain from Korean called Kyochon 1991. They make fried chicken. Koreans and fried chicken? Yeah, it’s seriously good. … Continue reading

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Accidental Thanksgiving

So there I was with a couple of co-workers after the Shanghai marathon after party pre-party. Yes, that’s right it was the after-party pre-party. Instead of continuing on to the actual after-party, we decided that dinner would be a preferable … Continue reading

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Running Shanghai

So the Shanghai Marathon came and went again – and I ran it. It was awesome! First, something new we did, we listed every single runner’s names at the Marathon Expo. Here Tracy and I point out our names!

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Crab crab crab crab

My co-worker Elton was given a case of Shanghai hairy crabs, but with no way to cook them, he asked if I had a steamer. Well, of course I do! We called some colleagues, made some side dishes and served … Continue reading

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Northern Barbarians

The guy who sits next to me at work was having his birthday and he said he wanted hot pot. I suggested Dong Lai Shun a Beijing chain which is famous for it’s “shuang yang rou” – thinly sliced lamb … Continue reading

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RUN HAI

Wow. Look at that. So many days without posts. No excuses – but some catching up. First, a couple of weeks ago, we had some global running folks in from Oregon, with including some of Portland’s Stumprunners hosted by Nike … Continue reading

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So close . . . no matter how far

This story begins in high school. When I was a junior at Bonita High School I had Advanced Chemistry class and in our class there was a senior girl (whose name escapes me right now) who for some reason was … Continue reading

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Chinese Summer

It’s 38 degrees outside. Thermometers are melting all over. That’s the perfect time to get out and play! Here’s what I’ve been up to over the last month: Tracy and I out running with the Shanghai Darkrunners

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