When I try to explain why I like the weirdness of Shanghai, it’s difficult to give a specific example. It’s not so much that you get used to small, precise cases of weirdness; rather, you get used to different weird ...Read More »
On Chinese Character Tattoos
(Photo: “Dai Zi,” meaning ‘idiot’.) Thinking of getting a Chinese character ...
Hello from Hong Kong!
I’m writing this entry from Hong Kong, where I’m spending the week. I will return to Sha...
I’m writing this post from Beijing, in a small Internet cafe near the sidestreet (hutong) wher...
The Perils of Street Intersections
Most of the foreigners living in Shanghai will tell you : crossing the street for the first time in ...
Cocktails in the Courtyard
As any long-term expat in China will tell you, the stares and impassive curiosity of our Chinese hos...
The big travel circle that took me to Los Angeles and through Montreal on the way back is now complete: I’m back in Shanghai after two weeks that felt like months away. I’m at a loss to sum up my ...Read More »
My Life as a Rock Star
Whew! It’s been an insanely busy week, and I’m glad it’s all over. If you’ve been wondering how Splinter Cell Double Agent has been doing, let’s just say the reaction has been truly amazing. We have received amazed compliments from ...Read More »
The Last Hours
As the E3 Producer, it’s been my task to carefully plan the E3 demo, so that we would finish with time to spare, and could relax in the last days. As my team, the rest of the guys have been ...Read More »
I’m in the closing moments of the E3 project right now, which means we’re all getting cranky, barking at each other a little, and generally being fed up with this project and not able to wait for it to be ...Read More »