Yes go to the Bund and eat Xiao Long Bao. But why the heck would I want to write about them when there is MUCH better things to do if you throw away the guidebook and pick up an ang moh guide. In China.

1. Spit

Everybody spits. And i mean, everybloody.

Shanghai is 666% better than what i remember of 4 years ago, but this is just one single habit they can’t seem to shake off. I think it’s the pollution. It just goes into your throat, sits there, and wants to come back out.

I was told that when people move here, they go through a three step process:

stage 1 is – OMG that’s gross
stage 2 is – you get used to hearing it all the time
stage 3 is – you’re walking along, coughing, sore throat…and then you reach enlightenment when you just feel the urge…and you know how good it will feel…. and…

-_-

2. Eat Lychee flavored Lays

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and gross yourself out. Seriously, it is absolutely disgusting. Try also Cucumber flavor, Blueberry flavor, Cherry Tomato flavor (what turf is the difference?), and Yu Xiang Qie Zi Flavor. Seriously, what turf.

3. Go to Hooters.

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Every Friday is Hooters day. Well at least for Oytun. I refuse to go there the second Friday because it is just… Well i don’t blame you Oytie, i think you deserve a little of those YMCA jives after a whole week of stress. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The girls are wearing the most disturbingly unflattering skimpy tank tops and tights.

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The slogan is about right.

But this girl looks hot.

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Illustration of Prawn and Coconut Rice looks kinda good. Or is it for illusion only?

4. Babi Food

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Best thing, ever. No la i’m not racist.

Shanghai is so full of choices. You can have a meal of RMB300, or RMB3. They taste just as good. Baos are what i ate when it was my shopping day (every alternate day. If not i will go broke by the 5th day).

More on this next time.

5. Go to arcade

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Oli and Oytun brought me to arcade the first night. Such good influence they are.

BUT OMG arcade is the bestestest!!! I’m hooked ever since! Please go to 7th floor in Shanghai Friendship Store at Chang Ning Lu.

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I tell you. It’s not just an arcade. It is a freaking awesome arcade. It has got Roulette! We went there at least 4 times and every single time there’s this aunty with super dark under eye circles sitting on the same lucky spot staring hard into the machine.

She is a full time Rouletter.

OMG Roulette is addictive. i think i’m a compulsive gambler now. Hey i won like 150RMB ok! It’s Oli who spoilt my “win money to go Qi Pu Lu shopping” plan. Hate him.

6. Get married in a zoo

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Picture taken in Shanghai zoo. Seriously. Expect an elephant limosine ride, Giraffe servants, Hippo emcee and Baboons throwing confetti.

7. Meet Malaysian celebrities.

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I think Danny Ones to (OMG i can’t believe it. I just made the lamest pun ever) create scandal because his album not selling well. What turf.

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Omg the skweres were so bloody good.

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3 of us. Just finished arcade!!!

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Oli showing off height.

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This is Danny and Roulette

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Little secret between the 3 of us!

8. Go to Matsuri 123

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Best restaurant in the world. It is so good it deserves an entire separate entry. Come back to you on it. But if you in Shanghai already, go there now. Like, now. Seriously like, right now.

9. Buy a new luggage case

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Because one is never enough in Shanghai.

10. Go to some weird house party

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Oli la! Supposed to go Xin Tian Di one, then he brought us to this party in a freaking Villa, supposed to be fun. Then we went in, it felt exactly like going to a house party except that you don’t know anyone.

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Boston and Oli.

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Does this look like a party to you? Wahahha

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But sure good for taking pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

So damn high school-ish. They serve freaking cocktails in papar cups and the DJ spins on a wooden table people use for car boot sale one.

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Paper cups. lol. God i look so… pink. Who tickled me.

11. Pick up a London accent.

And speak with one for like, 12 days straight. And overusing the phrase What Turf. I can never pronounce doook the same way again. My pronunciation is eternally flawed.

12. Leave Shanghai for Hangzhou.

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Best.

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