For the uninformed, the Irishman and I are now living in the Paris of the East, Shanghai. And what a place it is. We were in Paris for the first time over the New Year holiday, thanks to some supremely glamourous friends of ours getting married in a French chateau (legit castle + fireworks). I can confidently say that the two cities are alike only in stylish, mildly exotic reputation.
|Thousands of people standing at the Eiffel Tower, waiting for something to happen: fireworks, confetti, a countdown? Spoiler alert: nothing happens and your train ride home is long and horrible. Good photo op anyway!|
On that note, I have been a housewife since our arrival. I have some North American clients for freelance editing but, besides the odd assignment, I'm usually studying Chinese or hanging out with Charlie, our foster dog/baby. More on him another time.
|He's not winking|