China | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

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

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.

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 (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.