If you are into Jazz, you might be pleased that Deborah J. Carter would be performing at the Shanghai Concert Hall on 8 June.
Check out the details here : http://deborahcarter.com/?event=shanghai-concert-hall
If you miss the World Expo in Shanghai back in 2010, this is one the main attractions inside the China Pavilion.
One of the main feature was actually a very lengthy moving mural complete with sound and movement to cast a "live" ancient village on a wall. The animation was projected onto a massive screen which is 128 metres long and 6.5 metres high and features all of the original painting's 1068 figures as well as boats, carts and animals. All the characters move within the landscape and perform their everyday tasks.
I took these photos with my phone when I saw the exhibit being displayed in Singapore some time back. Quite good actually.
I overheard three random conversations while I was out and about in Shanghai yesterday which made me smile.
In the streets
Man : "What is in your bag ? It is so heavy."
Woman : "Just my computer."
Man : "It must be a desktop!"
Overheard from a man helping a woman to carry her cabin size luggage.
In the lift
"Never mess with a Shanghaiese middle age woman!!"
Overheard from a Shanghaiese woman who refused to give way to a young lady in the lift accusing her of being fake by speaking in English and insisting she should stand closer to the lift exit if she wanted to get out fast.
At a restuarant
"Sorry. We have to stop taking in customers as we ran out of food to serve."
It was not even 7 pm in a busy shopping mall on a Sunday!
Chef Colagreco recently earned the 28th spot in San Pellegrino’s list of the 50 best restaurants worldwide, for his restaurant Mirazur, in Menton, France.From June 13-15th, Chef Colagreco himself will be in town in Shanghai, and there will be two special dining events held at Unico/Colagreco.
Recently Unico won the "Best bar of the year" and "Best cocktail bar of the year" awards from City Weekend Reader's Choice Awards 2013, and Colagreco won "Best Mediterranean." Colagreco also won "Best Restaurant 2013" from Esquire Awards.
Indulge your taste buds this week!
"Auto China 2013" in Shanghai sets the stage for the world premiere of the long version of the new E-Class. Developed for the growth market in China, it offers 14 centimetres more legroom in the rear. It also sports a finely honed design exuding an overall character of poised refinement and boasts markedly enhanced comfort and a high standard of equipment and appointments. Three petrol engines covering an output range from 150 to 245 kW with automatic transmission as standard provide for dynamic performance coupled with exemplary driving comfort. With these assets, the long version of the new E-Class sets a new standard for the luxury segment.
The long version of the new E-Class radiates status and effortless superiority, meeting the Chinese market's expectations of luxury vehicles more effectively than the comfortable E-Class with standard wheelbase. Measuring 5019 millimetres in length and with a wheelbase of 3014 millimetres, the long version, which is to be built exclusively in China, is 140 millimetres longer overall than the E-Class saloon which is being marketed worldwide. This results in 14 centimetres more legroom in the rear of the five-seater. An exclusively appointed interior conjures up a prestigious and congenial atmosphere. For special convenience, the front passenger seat can also be electrically adjusted from the rear.
Design: two new front-end designs to choose from
Let the fireworks begin!
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, especially during the countdown, one can hear the sound of fireworks cooking off for hours even in the suburban areas. Yes, this is how the Chinese like to celebrate.
Some of these fireworks are improvised and homemade too.