China Moments

Shanghai, 2003-2006: In early 2003, I quit an IT job to follow my dreams of living abroad. Fortune smiled on me, and I landed my first job in the videogame industry at Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio. China Moments, my first blog, documented my first expatriation experience and my obsession with the craft of videogames.

  • Kobe Beef Sunday

    After feeling throughly overworked and tired Saturday, I decided to take Sunday really easy. And hey...

  • 西施 Misses Helene

    Boy, I think I don’t spend enough time with our cat 西施 (Xi Shi)… She’s obviously m...

  • Cocktails in the Courtyard

    As any long-term expat in China will tell you, the stares and impassive curiosity of our Chinese hos...

  • It’s a Godzilla Night

    Some facts: It’s Friday night at 10h30 PM, and Helene is sleeping because she’s exhauste...

  • The Deafening Sound of Silence

    Something strange is happening these last few weeks. It dawned on me this morning, as I was getting ...

Shanghaied and Addicted to Burnout

Well, as of today at 3 PM, Hélène is gone to Thailand for 2 and a half weeks. Which means I’ll stay in cold, gray Shanghai while she’s enjoying super-fresh seafood in a paradise island of plenty where you get ...

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The Feeling of Receiving Your Own Game

Today, I received my complimentary copy of Ghost Recon 2 PS2. It’s always a rush to get a version of a game you created. It’s strange, especially since I had the chance to play with the Gold Master until I ...

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