Helene and I are now in Montreal, dazed and slightly jetlagged, now trying to figure out our next steps: finding an apartment, getting back in touch with friends, figuring out where 3 years in China leave us back home… And ...Read More »
Lost in Translating
Picture this: two Western men are standing in a street in Shanghai. They stand in exactly the same s...
Star Wars in Shanghai
It’s done. After 25 years, the two Star Wars trilogies are now wrapped up. I remember hoping b...
White Guy Seen in Beijing, Two Dead
A funny anecdote that happened to me in Beijing over the weekend: As you may or may not know, itR...
Stop Worrying and Love the Typhoon
Long time no post! I got swallowed up by a storm… No, no, not Typhoon Matsa! That went just fi...
西施 Loses Her Innocence
Although it’s freezing cold outside right now, the days were getting noticeably warmer last we...
The Last Night
This is it. My last post as a resident of Shanghai… at least for the time being. Tomorrow at 10 AM, our landlord comes around the apartment to take care of the minutiae of final checkout. Then, with our suitcases ...Read More »
Splinter Cell Double Agent Has Gone Gold
Aaah, the sweet moment we expect throughout the entire production of a videogame… Splinter Cell Double Agent X360 has now gone gold and is now being manufactured for distribution. This means it will hit the shelves on October 17th in ...Read More »
Of Uni and Onsen
Hello from Tokyo! Two weeks into our Japan trip, I have to say, Helene and I are having an absolute blast. We started out in ultramodern Tokyo, enjoying cozy little bars in Shibuya, and late night izakaya rampages filled with ...Read More »
Endings and Beginnings
Two days more to go, and Helene and I are finally on vacation. For me, it’s also the end of the road at Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio – at least for the near future. I’m checking out tomorrow, turning in my ...Read More »