Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The interior of a shopping mall in Xu Jia Hui, I love the Escher-style
disorientation of this photo.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Phil going native

Monday, March 29, 2010


The Asian Hello Kitty obsession has reach a sad new level- Hello Kitty

Sunday, March 28, 2010


More fun using the lomo application on my iPhone.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Spring wreath Easter 'bonnets' we made in my nursery class for our
school's Easter Parade next week. The kids look adorable with these on
their heads!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Thursday, March 25, 2010


One of the children in my class, sad after falling off a tricycle.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Cars through a rainy taxi window (taken using a Lomo style filter
application on my iPhone)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Todays photo was taken of me by Phil as I had a slight panic attack
after reaslising I knew what the "t" in Captain James T Kirk (of Star
Trek fame) stood for. Yes, I'm officially a Trekkie, and I blame Phil.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


A sock monkey and monster doll I made- one of my latest hobbies is
making stuffed toys just for fun.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


These motocycles represent one of the best things about living in
shanghai- you can call this company and order food to be delivered to
your house from any one of about 100 different restaurants in Shanghai.

Friday, March 19, 2010


A typical Shanghai silhouette: power lines, a crane, buildings and a
few trees. And if you look very closely in the foreground you can just
make out a few cyclists.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


After four and a half years living in Shanghai, it's hard to remember
a time when it seemed odd to see a perfect stranger's underwear
hanging in the street!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The dentist 'menu' and the Chinese dental hosital I am currently
having a root canal proceedure at. The wall contains headshots of the
all the dentists, their credentials and speciaties- patients choose
who they want to see then go to the cashier to pay before seeing them.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Kids in my nursery class make snails while learning about the topic of
fast and slow.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Homemade "icecream"- actually blended frozen bananas. I made Phil's on
the left with peanut butter and chocolate topping and mine just has
strawberries. Yummy!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


More Chinglish... Not exactly sure what they meant by this one!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Foot massage.... Ooh yeah baby.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Kindergarten 007

Thursday, March 11, 2010


In contrast to yesterday, todays weather is finally starting to look

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


A rare sight in Shanghai: snow on the grass this morning.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Todays photo is a screen shot of the weather forcast on my phone- yes
it's snowing in March. This is ridiculous weather for Shanghai.

Monday, March 08, 2010


The 'after' photo of the hours we spent cleaning up our DVDs yesterday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Halfway through the process of organising our tv series collection and
there are still this many DVDs to go!


View from the aquarium at a pet and flower Market in Gubei area.

Friday, March 05, 2010


Rain. I'm so over this weather.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


Semi-demolished buildings behind our apartment- people are still
living here.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Yes the Golden Arches are everywhere.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Living overseas turns mundane grocery items into a special treat: this
146g tube of Vegemite costs AU$7.50!

Monday, March 01, 2010


With the largest Chinese notes being equal to about $14.50, you need a
pretty big purse just to pay rent! I always feel more like I am paying
a ransom than rent.