Just around the corner

Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou

Old and new. The World Financial Center.

Hongkou
Hongkou

I think my house is the second one on the right. (Update: Ok, it’s not.)

First time KTV

Partyworld

KTV is very popular here and one of the things I wanted to try since I arrived. We finally decided to go but didn’t know where. After hours we chose Partyworld in Fuxing Park.

Partyworld
Partyworld
Partyworld
Partyworld
Partyworld

We paid 824 Yuan (about 75 Euro without food and drinks) for more than four hours.

Partyworld

The Asians seem to be naturals. The three Koreans were fabulous, the four Chinese also very good and we three Germans… Ah mei. In our defense: We couldn’t sing in our mother tongue but I doubt that German songs would have made any difference.

Partyworld

The terminal allowed to adjust the volume of the music and the two microphones, toggle the singer on the video on or off, call for the waiter, add songs to the queue and so on. There were also two smaller panels in the wall so it’s possible to jump to the next song without having to stand up.

(Thanks to Ouwen for pictures 4 and 7.)

How to become a movie star

Hi,

I think I forget something. Some of my friends are major in director (making films) and they need a foreign actor.I think you are the best for the role!Are you willing to come and help them with the short film?

 

A: One day a foreigner received a postcard from his friend and told him to find some treasure in the old cinemas
So he visited these cinemas and know many different stories but didn’t find any treasure, finally he found the really treasure was this trip
B: but you don’t tell me that I am that foreigner, right?
I just play someone who says “hello” or something and that’s it
A: of cours ure the foreigner
B: aaaaaah
but I am a very, very, very bad actor
A: They’ll tell you how to act, take it easy

[…]

A: actually it will be on the TV
B: whaaaat?
which tv?
tongji=
?
shanghai?
china?
aaaaaah
A: Shanghai Educational Channel
B: na halleluja

I’m B…

Pimp my bike

Old Bike

A friend with his “new” bike. His language partner had bought it for 50 Yuan (about 4,50 Euro) and will lend it to him until he leaves.

Old Bike

Ouwen and I had pimped our bikes earlier. In our case it was only the missing air in the tires, this bike needed more care.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

Luckily the man near the International Students Building has everything and can fix everything.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

The chef of the two restaurants above the dining hall inside the International Students Building and a security guard. The chef has been living in Germany for several years and called the other one “Gestapo” in joke.

Old Bike

One hour and 80 Yuan later.

Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike
Old Bike

Wedding pictures

Opposite to the International Students Building:

Tongji
Tongji

Electric chair

A friend is on the phone. She found a doctor with an “electric chair” that can “heal my sick”. She tried to sit on it and it is “very comfortable” and “a very good chair”. It can “clean our blood”. And it is free.

When you sit on the chair you have “no other feelings”. Today she saw “many, many people sit on the chair, they all say it is very comfortable.” The doctor is in a hospital but “this chair not in a hospital”, outside the hospital in something “like a store”.

“The doctor says it is good for our health and will heal your sick”. I’ll give it a try.

From People's Square to Xinzha Lu

Huangpu

According to a Chinese friend that’s one of the best restaurants around there.

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

Sports brands

People's Square

Nike

Nanjing Road

Sprite

Nanjing Road

Li Ning: Nike logo with Adidas slogan (“Impossible is nothing”).

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

A Chinese friend said most tourists take a picture of this plate. I’m not a tourist but hey: Just do it. ;-)

Shanghai library

Shanghai Library

China’s largest public library.

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

Confucius

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

The biggest fear of Chinese organizations: Climbers.

Shanghai Library

The “Rechtshandbuch für Erzieherinnen” (”law guide for educators”) should be part of every well-assorted library. ;-)

Shanghai Library

Xuhui

Luwan
Luwan

I’ve never thought these gray trees could ever get green.

Luwan
Luwan
Luwan
Luwan

Soldier in front of the U.S. Consulate General.

Luwan

Small house with large garden.

Luwan

I didn’t know that we were in the street of bonbon. It’ll take more time to get to know the city.

Luwan

Mr. Snoozleberg

Speisekarte

Someone had translated the menu of a restaurant to German. The last line reads: “Guten Appetit wünschen zwei der drei!” Only two of the three want us to enjoy our meal.

Noodles
Mr. Snoozleberg

“Good Night Mr. Snoozleberg” on a Korean friend’s atree.

Mr. Snoozleberg

Even the waitress and a boy were engrossed.

Mr. Snoozleberg

It took some time to figure out how to get to the next level.

Things at night

Security

Security framehouse next to the university.

Tongji
Tongji

Does anyone have an idea what this is for? There are many bikes like this one around.

Bank of China

Bank of China

I like the logo with the handwritten hanzi.

In Heping Park, again

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

No idea what the man’s doing there. He was holding on to the shrub in a weird position without moving.

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

My bike outside.