One Average Tuesday in Shanghai, China

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Yesterday was one of the most typical Tuesdays yet in Shanghai, China. Here are a few photos to help show you why:
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The list.
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J.L. at the parlor, getting a bikini wax.
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The technician.
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Me and my pajama sellers.
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Old ladies craftsman.
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Construction worker and spunky ladies.
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Fruit buyer and garbage bike.
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Crossing guard and youth.
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Mannequin and man in dress.
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Barbie tough and fruit poseur.
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Riding in the cab with E. and Y.
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Cosmetics area of the Shanghai Barbie flagship store.
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E. getting his nails done.
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A. the dandy.
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Barbie Cafe.
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E. on the catwalk.
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Dark, mysterious apartment with two adorable cats.
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One of the adorable cats.
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Cactus transport via motorbike.
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Hot tea thermos holster in every cab.
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Sports practice as seen from wedding photo studio window.
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The “happy” “couple.”
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Z. is another bride.
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The wedding party poses.
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Karaoke at Party World!
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Oops I did it again!
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The dark halls below Dragon Dance studio.
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The cool couch people.
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Our hip-hop dance instructor.
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Colorful buildings.
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Platters of ethnic minority Chinese food. Got lamb out the yin-yang!
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Lords of the dance.

A list of things I did:

  • Had a conference call meeting with client. From home.
  • Ate pizza.
  • Rode a cab.
  • Watched someone (male) get a bikini wax.
  • Bought a pair of ugly pajamas and walked around the French Concession and Huahai shopping street.
  • Watch people get Barbie and Ken makeovers, runway shows.
  • Sing karaoke.
  • Drop off videos at a weird apartment.
  • Learn hip-hop dance steps.
  • Got a wedding portrait taken.
  • Had a whiskey shot.
  • Took a nap on a couch.
  • Danced on the street.
  • Consume some weird Chinese food.
  • Saw belly dancers.
  • Won a prize.
  • Bought peanuts.
  • Rode in a cab with a crazy, talkative driver. FORMULA ONE! HOW ARE YOU? FINE THANKS! FORMULA ONE!
  • Went to sleep.

I wonder how normal tomorrow will be.

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