It was one of those days. Good weather, lot's of never seen before edibles, lack of adventure.

From experience, you always get a couple of things go terribly wrong but if you set out with a courageous mind, surely you'll find at least one thing that you find rewarding and perhaps even intellectually stimulating.

However I became courageous to the stupid extent that now not only I have become an anything that looks suspicious avoiding coward but bad tasting food is using my weakness to attack me. As for recently my face got a sudden stiff when I bit into a good looking piece of bread only to find a ground up fish inside. No need for photos on that description.

However for your enjoyment I have some from that day:


So this is where I'm staying at, on the 19th floor of a 31 storey building. Brilliant city has 25 high-rises and more than 50k inhabitants. Making it the biggest apartment compound in the center of Shanghai. It's located in the northern part of the city, Putuo, close to the central railway station.

The high effect is spectacular especially at night time, watching thousands of lights and cars passing by in the distance while working my ass off and listening to music. It reminds me of Tokyo, where I often had a similar view while studying like crazy until the library closed late at night.

Now living in the middle of it all is already wearing down the effect.. but still opening windows, sticking your head out or hanging out on the balcony feels eeriiee =) I think these kinds of places are better off as office spaces. Nevertheless, a great Shanghai experience :)

I'm posting some pictures, the first one is my building and then some views from there.

This happens when you sleep too little because you're busy and try to cook too fast because you don't have time to go down 20floors to sit down and eat properly.

You can see my new money tree (Malabar chestnut) with a little red ribbon to bring business success.


The tree had long been popular as an ornamental in Japan. In 1986, a Taiwanese truck driver first cultivated five small trees in a single flowerpot with their trunks braided. The popularity of these ornamentals took off in Japan and later much of the rest of East Asia. They are symbolically associated with good financial fortune and are typically seen in businesses, sometimes with red ribbons or other auspicious ornamentation attached. 

I like to support the local spirits.


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