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Another Restaurant

Chinese restaurant

Dirty glasses and a foil on top of the tablecloth.

But the food was good:

Chinese restaurant

Poor Little Laundry

We’re also having a top loading washing machine here, but the basket is mounted horizontally, not vertically as in the one I had used before. My landlady explained me how to operate it last week. It only works with cold water and, to make things even worse, she only used the shortest program. Bottom line: The laundry felt as if it had just been wetted and didn’t smell fresh at all.

Today I wanted to use the thing by myself. And then she came. No idea what she said exactly but again I wasn’t allowed use one of the longer programs. :-( I’m going crazy. I want clean things.

I could wash them again when she isn’t looking…

No Spiegel Online in China?

German news site Spiegel Online seems not to be available without VPN. Probably due to their coverage of the situation in Tibet.

Check this article on The Atlantic for details about Chinese internet censorship. (Thanks to Google Blogoscoped for the link.)

Dio Coffee

Entrance
Chinese food

Very good vegetarian food, 30 Yuan.

Banana Boat

Banana Boat, 30 Yuan.

Bikes

Our bikes survived their first day out.

Tongji at Night

Tongji at night

View back to the main entrance

Tongji at night

Mao and the library

Tongji at night
Tongji at night
Tongji at night

Library, reverse side

Tongji at night
Tongji at night

Camera next to the computer center

Tongji at night
Tongji at night
Tongji at night
Tongji at night

Small Noodles

Small Noodles

I’ve heard that these noodles should be better than the larger ones but couldn’t tell the noodle man to make me some. Today he was cooking them for a woman so I had the chance to also try some. They are good.

25 Degrees Celsisus

First day without coat. Yesterday was also very warm but you still needed one inside.

I Bought a Bike

Shopping center

Shopping center with large E-mart

Bike

The bike was 359 Yuan (about 33 Euro), the lock 99,90 Yuan. I hope it won’t be stolen. My landlady even thinks it’s dangerous to put it in the corridor on 14th floor. I mean, it’s just our apartment and another one. And I have the lock. If it’s been stolen here then it won’t survive a single week in the city. Let’s hope the best.

Bike

Trying it on campus

Production date

I even know its “birthday”

Lunch Off Campus

Chinese arabic food

Chinese Arabic food. Wow, this was really good.

Above Tongji

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji
Tongji
Shanghai
Shanghai
Tongji
International student dorm

Views from the not too safe International Students Dorm.

Campus Shots

Tongji

Medical School

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji
Cat on the tree

Cat on the tree

Cat on the tree

No one tried to find a ladder or someone to help the poor kitten. Perhaps they were too busy to get back to all their Hello Kitty stuff… Our Chinese wasn’t good enough to plan a rescue mission.

Tongji
Tongji

Dorm

Cats in love

Cats in love

Tongji

International School and School of Foreign Languages

Tongji

Small cafeteria in front of the International Students Dorm

Tongji

Student ID

Tongji
Tongji

We didn’t need admission, passport or any other document. Everyone could have picked a Chinese name from the list, gotten a picture taken and he’d have a nice Tongji student ID like mine within minutes:

Student ID

The counter is directly behind the desk with the camera. Explains the picture. ;-)