In which Kathryn and Jenny get their nails done at a Chinese salon, speaking only 2 words of Mandarin between them.

When you’re in a new city and you don’t speak the language, little advances become huge successes. Today, my roommate and I successfully got our nails done in Shanghai and it seems like a TRIUMPH. My roommate Jennifer and I had been saying we needed to find somewhere to get our nails done for a […]

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Things I wish I’d known last week

Right now there are two things I wish I had known before I came to Shanghai. Actually there are way more than two things, but these two are personal care related. (I apologize in advance for the image quality in this post. Had to do this quick and dirty). Where is all the soap? I […]

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