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Cleanup

Cafeteria

I seem to eat the same things every day. Rice and something green. This time there was just a small piece of meat in it, a fruit fly.

Cafeteria

A classmate chose tofu and egg.

The problem: The egg contained a larger quantity of meat which ended up here, together with all the other unappetizing things that have been lying on our table:

Cafeteria
Cafeteria
Cafeteria

I’m sure they’ll take care of it.

Chopsticks

Cleaned chopsticks.

Salad, Floor and Banana Bread

Salad

Salad

Wooden floor

Wooden floor with flowers

Banana Grape Bread

Banana Grape Bread.

What Is It?

We walked past a broken vending machine when a friend asked his Chinese friend what’s been in there. She said it’s something you can get everywhere. You don’t have to pay for it. It’s only for older people, not young ones or students. It can also be found at Tongji.

The first one that posts the right answer will get a postcard.

Hint: I just repeat what she said.

Two Sides

The inside of Tongji School of Foreign Languages:

Tongji School of Foreign Languages
Tongji School of Foreign Languages
Tongji School of Foreign Languages

And the outside:

Tongji School of Foreign Languages
Tongji School of Foreign Languages

A New Day at Tongji

Tongji
Tongji
Noodles with tofu

Noodles with tofu. I took two bites of the tofu and decided to only eat the noodles.

Tongji

Mao in front of the library. It was the first time I noticed that the two towers of library seem to hover above the lower building.

Tongji
Tongji

Old City at Night

"Fresh"
"Fresh"
Market street
Market street
Market street
Market street
Fuxing Road

Fuxing Road divides the old city.

Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Market street
Market street
Shanghai
Shanghai
Bund House

Old house, new sign.

Watches, Bags

Everyone always tries to sell you something. The sellers walk around like anyone else and then attack you. Especially if you’re a foreigner. Do foreigners buy watches and bags every other day? It’s been unpleasant on Nanjing Road but unbearable in and around the City Gold Temple.

Watches, Bags, ...

At first I countered the permanent “watches, bags, t-shirts, …” touting by showing my watch with a “look, I already have a great watch” but then realized that there has to be a better way to get rid of them. So I bought the card they’re always showing from one of the vendors and the next time someone approached me I did the same with him. Didn’t really work but at least it was great fun.

Watches, bags, ...

City Gold Temple

The tourist guide showed a great image of an empty bridge to Yuyuan Garden. What we found was an overcrowded City God Temple.

“Temple”, an interesting expression. I’d rather call it shopping mall or tourist center. Not the kind of thing I need. I don’t like it when everyone tries to sell me something. I prefer having a look and then talking to someone if I need help. No “here T-Shirt” or “very nice”. And – same thing in the supermarkets – everyone’s always pointing at some random thing as if it was the newest, greatest, best.

Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao

New Bridge in the Old City

New bridge in the old city
New bridge in the old city
New bridge in the old city

Why is there a bridge? You can walk under it but it seems too steep to cross it. Perhaps it’s a fountain? I’ll keep an eye on it.

Trip to the Old City

Shanghai
Shanghai
Dog?

Maybe dog.

Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower and World Financial Center

Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai

German Conversation Class

Two Chinese girls wanted to take me along but the teacher said he’ll only speak Chinese. They think he might have been afraid his German wasn’t as good as mine. ;-)

Wumei

No Pizza in Wumei

It’s not possible to take a pizza into Wumei. They put it in a locker and you get a ticket like this one.

Incorrect scale

I’m not the heaviest person on the planet but this scale is definitely wrong.

Extension cord
Not a plastic bag

Not a plastic bag.

Schnaps

Schnaps with 50 % by volume…

Meat
Candy
Toads

“Fresh”, alive.

Toads and fish
Fish
Shopping

The first things I bought for my new room.

Stamp

They like (red) stamps here. It was the first time I’ve gotten one on leaving a supermarket.