dB(A)

Noise

Under 70: Hao.

Noise

Over 70: Bu hao.

Urbanatomy

We found a great book about Shanghai with beautiful pictures and very interesting texts but don’t have the time to read. The midterms are approaching.

Urbanatomy
Urbanatomy

Down the road

Huangpu

A church at People’s Square

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road

At first we didn’t know where the music came from. Then we looked up. We were under the balcony, he was above us.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road
Notice the dancing men.

Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road

Curry rice

Five times curry rice in one week…

yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
Rice Boss
Rice Boss

German flag in China

Rice Boss
Curry Rice

Finding flashcards

Finally:

Stationary
Stationary

A picture is worth a thousand words. And particularly useful if you don’t know these words. ;-)

Flashcards

German pinyin

What would it look like if you’d try to write German pronunciation in pinyin?

German pinyin
German pinyin

To all Chinese that think it’s a great idea: Germans most likely won’t understand.

Spaghetti and chopsticks

Spaghetti

We finally showed him how to use fork and spoon.

Emergency for use

Chenglish
Chenglish
Chenglish

“Blessed are the people who take time to understand.who always can be counted on to lend a helping hand.”

Emergency For Use

See also: Atherosclerosis, Bombing and the heat of Iraq

Lunch on the lake

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji

Girls takings pictures next to the waterfall.

Getting my hair cut

With a picture of me after I had gotten my hair cut in Germany, I finally went to the barber’s. Usually it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes but this time I spent almost an hour there. For 38 Yuan (about 3,60 Euro) I got my hair washed, a head massage and a haircut.

Barbers

Then the barber (r.) wanted the washing guy to take a picture of him and me and I took one of them.

Barbers

I got the hair wash and the massage on the front chair on the left but had to go to the back to wash out the shampoo.

Barbers

The lights were already turned off when I left around midnight but when they realized that I’m taking a picture they turned them on again:

Barbers

Sunday morning, Heping Park

Heping Park

Tai chi?

Heping Park
Heping Park

Many people take their birds for a walk and hang them in the trees. Good for the sound, not so good for the birds, I assume. But if they’re always in the small cages then the new environment might be a welcome change.

Heping Park
Heping Park

Sunday morning, Heping Park
Notice the old man at the beginning. He’s pushing his wheelchair. Seems to be some kind of hobby amongst older people. I see one or two of them per week.

Heping Park

Questions about giant pandas

We were looking for flashcards but couldn’t find any. The Chinese don’t seem to know them. And on our first day all the shops had closed at 6 pm, even the Foreign Language Bookstore where we wanted to get preprinted ones. But I found something else in another bookstore:

Bookstore
Giant Pandas
Giant Pandas

Did you know that Giant Pandas usually don’t feel carsick?

dodo club

dodo club

That one is an insider.

Huangpu night

Huangpu
Huangpu
Construction site
Construction site
Construction site

I was taking a picture of this truck that had destroyed Ouwen’s jacket when one of the workers asked me to take a picture of them.

Construction site
Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

Huangpu night

From the park to the towers

Century Avenue

On the way back from Century Park to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (the building on the left). The picture shows the opposite direction of the stairs to the Century Park entrance. It was taken from the same point.

Century Avenue
Century Avenue

My kite

Century Avenue
Pudong
Pudong
Pudong
Pudong

Century Park

Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park

You have to pay 10 Yuan (about 1 Euro) to get into Shanghai’s largest park and can’t walk around in the evening because it closes at 6 pm.

Not so golden town

Golden Town
Golden Town

Chinese friends don’t accept that there are greasy fingerprints on the inner side of the glass.

Golden Town

And they know that the white things that taste a bit like onions are lilies.

Sweet-and-sour sauce

Uyghur food

Again at the Uyghur restaurant next to the campus. A paper with the German translations of some dishes helped us to order but our Chinese was good enough to ask if the things contained meat or not. It was the first time that I’ve seen sweet-and-sour sauce in China. On the left, with the green eggplants.

More Tongji

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji
Tongji

The maybe-bananas next to the 5th Ave. Café.

Tongji
Tongji

In front of the International Students Dorm.

Golden shield on vacation?

Since yesterday I can reach the German Wikipedia without VPN and now the English one is also “unprotected”.