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Day Two Hundred Seventy Two, October 21, 2011

nap time!

A few days ago, we entered the sixth year of our expatriate life in Shanghai and I so wish I was doing a 365 project for every day of those years. Living here is in every way a thrilling adventure, looking daily at the strange canvas of what this culture of contrasts has to offer. And some things never change. Amongst the new buildings, the fancy high rises, the dozens of emerging 5 star hotels and glitzy malls, the workers continue to sleep in their stalls, they still ride their run down bikes carrying load of odd baggage, and they are always sweet, innocent and grounded in old tradition. Yes, I value every day I spend here and for that I will continue to drag my camera around daily into the streets of this amazing city.

photo taken: man asleep in his stall at the fabric market near the Bund, Shanghai

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Day One Hundred Twenty Two, May 24, 2011

Preparations for a glitzy birthday party!

Little girls love glitz! It is that time again! When Lea and I go a bit nuts preparing her birthday party. This year will be just as glitzy, thanks to Shanghai markets where we can find all sorts of wild props. The countdown to Saturday afternoon begins, when Lea will turn a big ‘7’ !! She is of course counting down the days and the hours and participating in every step of the planning. And the forecast for the 28th: SUNSHINE! YAY!