hotpot

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 in food, interiors, people, shanghai | No Comments

After last night’s successful meeting, in which Paul and Shane presented the current state of our project and concept with clarity and depth, Perry took us out for Taiwanese hotpot. You all sit around a table with a recessed gas burner built into the middle. A stock is brought out (ours was split into a ...

oatmeal is exciting

Posted on Jun 20, 2010 in food, people, shanghai, urbanism | One Comment

I enjoy routine. I often have a set order of operations. I find comfort in reoccurring events. I like short sentences about me. That’s not to say that I’m inflexible, (though certain people might argue that point – you know who you are and you are an asshole) but establishing fixity with certain elements and ...

it’s funny, but it’s also a menu

Posted on Jun 19, 2010 in food, shanghai, signs | No Comments

I thought that signs mistranslated into English would be all over the place resulting in gut-busting, knee-slapping, chicken-kicking hilarity but mostly they have been fixed in anticipation of the expo. Too bad for me. I’ll have to get off the main streets or into more rural environments to find the funny, but there is still ...

vending machine

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 in food, shanghai, signs | No Comments

In the extremely clean subway station waiting for the train, I spotted a vending machine. I wasn’t hungry but I like candy (like might not be a strong enough word…maybe destroy is better), so I thought I’d see what was inside. The pictures don’t capture the entire machine, but you get a good idea of ...