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September, 2011

  1. Here’s the deal

    September 22, 2011 by admin

    To my people all over the world (read, 3 family members in California),

    This old gal is getting married next weekend.  That’s right, you heard me.  However, I would like to add that since I started using my Lancome, “Visionaire” (feel free to say that with French flair, “Veeeezonaaaaaire!”) I DO look like I’m 6 months younger, maybe 7.  I swear, I look good y’all.  I mean not that good, because I’m not sleeping worrying about canapes, house wine and if the boning inside in my wedding dress is going to hold up and if that wasn’t enough, in my dreams last night I actually married a…what’s that thing called with a horses behind and a man’s head???  I can’t remember shit anymore with studying Mandarin, trying to plan a wedding, writing for an expat magazine, drinking large amounts of wine to ease the pain of crossing the street in Shanghai, having Chinese people laugh at you while you pick up your dogs poop…CENTAUR!  It just came to me.  Now, what was I talking about???

    Look, here’s the deal.  I have lots of stuff to say about China…kids being stuffed in cars, paraffin wax found in rice, my favorite parking attendant who likes Starbucks muffins, the security guard who helps me feed the cats and the nail girl who just got a tatoo on her neck, but right now I just don’t have the time to write about that.  Davey, the sweetest kitten ever,  is flying to LA with me on Sunday and our friend Liz is going to give him a great new home and after that I’m going to become Mrs. Wong in a beautiful wedding at La Quinta Resort, our sweet aging beauty in the California desert, I was talking about the hotel people, not me.

    Until then, enjoy your October holiday.  If you’re not in China, then get back to work!

    Peace and love.

    Even in the wedding he’s forced to carry her bag

    Jenny’s Bridesmaid’s dress?

    Sadly, they won’t be able to attend…

  2. What I look like on the inside…

    September 13, 2011 by admin

    This past weekend was Shanghai’s annual contemporary arts festival at the Shanghai Exhibition Center (a very large Russian building which makes you feel very Moscow  circa 1939) and it was just wonderful this year.  I especially love the exhibits of the Tina Keng Gallery of Beijing, all of the artists she featured were amazing.

    The piece in this photo was done entirely in tiny nails and features a scene from the Song Dynasty.

    And speaking of art, I was in Hong Kong a week ago to celebrate the opening of my friend Emily’s gallery/design Shop, DEEM.  It’s such a cool space and they did a lovely job.  Currently DEEM is featuring the local artist, Yeung Tong Lung’s work and will soon be offering home pieces of their own design and other artists.  Very cool stuff.

    But cooler than anything is her daughter Audrey who just turned 3, Happy Birthday Audrey!!

  3. But did anyone actually buy a car???

    September 7, 2011 by admin

    I just had to blog about this story I read in the Shanghaiist.  There are no words for me to add, I’m just going to post the link and you can make of it what you will.

    Naked women (or 12 yr. old boy in wig) trying to sell a car

    Tomorrow I will try to blog about something more…relevant?!

    Probably won’t happen.