Another week, another post! Sorry I didn’t post last week, but there wasn’t a whole lot going on in my life here in Shanghai. One weird thing I realized though: I’ve been in Shanghai for almost 6 weeks!
Other than working almost everyday, my roommates and I have been getting used to our new apartment these past few weeks. In short, we have gotten multiple things fixed by our landlord, we’ve decorated/organized our rooms completely, and we’ve been hanging out in the living room a lot. If you want a pictures of my ‘finished’ room, here it is!
I still want to buy more things and put up more decorations (like lots of pictures I brought from home), but with my limited amount of money right now, it’s just going to have to wait. My favorite thing about my room is probably my window seat. I love sitting back and watching everyone outside.
Work has been super fun and I’ve been learning a lot! I’m also teaching classes by myself now, so that’s a huge improvement. But work is work, so let’s move on…
Golden Week is beginning in China and that means I have the whole week off! While I don’t have anything super exciting planned, I’m excited to be able to explore Shanghai some more!
Here are some pictures of Shanghai:
A lot of people have been asking what I miss most about the US, so here’s a short list:
- Mexican food
- Desserts (specifically Tiramisu)
- Coffee (that you brew at home that isn’t instant)
- Being able to ask questions in stores/anywhere
- Finding decent vegetarian food (easily too)
- Fast internet
- Cheese (and butter and dairy products in general)
While I might miss those things a lot, here’s a list of things I’ve gained since moving to China:
- Dumplings (they’re really good, really cheap, and everywhere)
- Yakult (it’s a Korean yogurt drink, which you can technically get in the US, but still)
- Ramen (good ramen)
- Spice in everything (yumm)
- 4 cool roommates
- A huge variety of tofu at grocery stores
- Cheaper things 🙂
- Biking (biking through Shanghai has quickly become one of my new favorite things)
- Hot Pot
- The sense of community you find when entering expat areas
Well, that’s it for now!
See you soon (hopefully sooner than 2 weeks from now),