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Half a Pizza

The restaurant pretended to be Italian but seemed to have mixed up several countries. The music was as french as the pictures on the wall and the pizza seemed American.

Magaroni
Magaroni

Rainy day outside.

Banana shake

Very good banana shake.

Pizza

Eating half of the pizza took me 45 minutes. I could have eaten more but stopped due to the ongoing pain in my jaw.

Pizza to go

The restaurant was a bit more expensive and the take-away box looks alike.

E-Mart Buses in Feihong Road

E-Mart buses in Feihong Road

No idea what they’re for. That has been the first time they’ve been there. I only knew that Wumei, another supermarket chain, has these kind of buses.

Erwin, Lost in Translation

Check out the new blog of my classmate Erwin (or Ouwen, 欧文).

Pudong New Area

Pudong
Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shanghai Stock Exchange](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Stock_Exchange) (It’s not a magic world just an imperfect stitched image.)

Pudong
World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower

World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower

Construction site of the World Financial Center
Construction site of the World Financial Center

Construction site of the World Financial Center

Pudong
Pudong
Pudong
Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Passport

Ask a question and you’ll get an answer. That’s how it works here. Many answers are wrong. This time I was sent to the 18th and 24th floor. The right one was the 31st…

"Eletrical Room" in Jin Mao Tower

Every tower should have one.

You Know?

you know Chinese are the most clever in Asian

Now I do.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

My troubling joints led me to Shanghai East International Medical Center in Pudong. I felt been well looked after although I had thought they’d x-ray or do a sonography. According to the doctor the problems might be caused by a virus and should vanish at most six weeks after they began. Let’s hope so.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

I don’t know what Tongji has to do with the hospital.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

The Shanghai East International Medical Center is only one section of a much larger hospital.

Dangerous Tea?

Tea

Tea that you get for free at most restaurants (if they don’t serve hot water). I’m still unsure whether it’s bottled or tap water. The tea makes it hard to taste the chlorine but I often think they just cook the tap water. That might kill bacteria but not remove the chemicals.

It’s also not so easy to drink only the fluid not the tealeaves. A Chinese friend suggested to blow on the surface. Works. Kind of.

No Chicken After Ten (Not That I'd Eat It)

KFC closes at 10 pm. Very strange.

Run for Your Life

Dogs in near Rainbow City

The first dogs I’ve seen so far. No one was chasing them. Anyway, they better be careful.

It Starts and Ends With Mao

Tongji
Tongji

The library. Haven’t been in there yet.

Tongji
Tongji

Woks in action.

Food at Tongji

Never trust Chinese if they tell you something is without meat. A lesson I’ve learned by now. I only ate the lower part and the rice. No idea what the other thing was. Gelatine?

Tongji

“Celebrate the 98th International women’s day warmly."(Thanks.)

Tongji

“Welcome to attend the film department of Tongji."(Thanks.)

What They Eat Here

Different kinds of tofu

Different kinds of tofu, specialties of Shanghai.

Clubs

On walking to one of the cafeterias we passed several booths. I was asked to take part in a survey. At least that’s what I understood. I thought why not, filled in my name, email address and telephone number and they promised to contact me. I asked what we’d do then and they said something about an interview and that they’d be happy if I’d join them. Join what? Seems to be some kind of student council. I’m not sure. But I have no intention to join.

We walked on and found more clubs in front of the cafeteria:

Clubs in front of a cafeteria
Clubs in front of a cafeteria

I left my number at a dance club. Thought that could be interesting.

Model aircraft club

Model aircraft club

Next day:

Clubs in front of a cafeteria
The clubs at Tongji

The clubs at Tongji

Tongji

“Do you know that I am waiting for you?” Everyone wants you to join his or her club. Here it’s a department of the student union.

Calligraphy club

Calligraphy club

Calligraphy club

Crash

My landlady’s grandson just came in, crashed his remote control car against my water bottle and left. Perhaps I should start to lock my room.

Chinese Friends

It’s so good to have Chinese friends. They can read the menus and bus schedules, know all the strange things in the supermarkets and find out how to tell an air conditioning to use hot instead of cold air.

That had taken me about an hour yesterday. And today I walked to university because I couldn’t find the right bus. Not the most comfortable thing with my hurting ankle.

Flat Share

Had to move again. Now I’m staying here until at least the beginning of July. Living out of the suitcase finally has an end.