For New York to take you in, all you need is a dream. When I think back on what my dream was going to the big city fresh from college and coming from a tiny country so far away, only one word comes to my mind: possibility. This was the place I believed anything was possible. And New York never disappointed me. It made sure I earned what I received, because in a city like this one, you must run and never walk, you must hold your head high despite the pressure pushing it down because if you don’t you can find yourself running back to the old familiar world you came from.
Shanghai grows in front of our eyes at a staggering speed. When we moved here over 6 years ago, the SWFC (also known as the bottle opener), currently the tallest building in Shanghai was barely visible at its early stages of construction. Now, the new shanghai tower has risen to almost the height of the jin mao tower and the ifc twin towers are standing and buzzing with life. The circular walking bridge is also a new addition and it keeps on going and transforming on a daily basis.