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Dogs, pets and rules

China is full of contradictions. Two signs posted in a residential building’s elevator in Beijing, one warns No Pets Allowed while the other long rules indicate that yes you can but .. .. When riding the elevator with your pet, … Continue reading

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The bathhouses are baaack

北京风情 – an amorous scene of Beijing 搓澡图 – a picture of cuō zǎo scrub down A drawing depicts scrub down at a bathhouse, an art work I found at Panjia Yuan 潘家园 – I didn’t buy because I don’t … Continue reading

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Shanghai adventure 斑马线历险记

As we were crossing the Zebra line on the Nanjing Road, toward 来福士广场 Raffles City in Shanghai, cars were jolting to pass us as well. It’s been for a while, the anger was piling up, so I threw the nearly … Continue reading

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Meeting Auntie Anshu again

Her Mom, 刘任生 Liu Rensheng was the third child of my great grandpa Liu Shengmu. She was born in the year of a Goat, passed away in 1980 in Shanghai. More pix here I first met her last year. early … Continue reading

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Looking for Uncle Chen

We had a nice long tea at the Starbucks at the fashionable Xintiandi. Afterward, we just wandered around the area, till we hit the Taipingqiao Lake 太平桥人工湖. There’s a little police station on 黄陂南路 South Huangpi Road. I went in, … Continue reading

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Xie Xide 谢希德

Hong Kong, April 2nd, 1983 She came to Hong Kong and one of her former student and a friend of mine acted as the host .. .. After dinner, the student agreed to finance her son’s education in the USA. … Continue reading

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Meet the Fockers

I met my relatives at 上海的得和茶馆 (more pics on FB) on Friday, Sept 17. Ms. Song Luxia 宋露霞 女士 came too who graciously autographed her books for me. She wrote many books on Shanghai’s who’s who (old timers) and is … Continue reading

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Sevva by Bonnie Gokson

Everyone in Hong Kong knows about Bonnie Gokson’s family, one of the city’s most privileged: her sister is well-known fashion designer Joyce Ma, her grandfather was the founder the Wing On department store. Her grandpa Allan Gokson had purchased the … Continue reading

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Zhujiajiao 朱家角, an ancient town

A day on the town with friends. Zhujiajiao is a quick drive, about 45 minutes from Shanghai. The large parking lot was free.

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The moon cake n 功德林

Traffic on the weekend leading up to the Autumn Festival was bad because everyone was out there delivering gifts. So was the line at famed vegetarian restaurant Gong De Lin 功德林. The cab drive told me that one could buy … Continue reading

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Hu Anshu 胡安书

We share a common ancestor Liu Shengmu, my great grandpa was her grandpa. In all contemporary books, even Uncle Dieling who socializes with her, has written that 先伯祖父原配妻子是淮军名将吴长庆的女儿,继室为两江总督周馥的女儿。 Liu Shengmu had two wives. His original wife yielded no child and … Continue reading

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Trained in Shanghai

Turned on Bloomberg TV this morning, a commercial was being played. A male voice over asking if you know where the fastest train that runs at over 400 kilometer an hour runs. He went on to give you a clue … Continue reading

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The new Shanghai

I left Expo to meet YiZang: he’s heading to his gym where I could get massage and take shower before dinner. Mr. Mao dropped me off on HuaiHai Middle Road, in front of the Coach store. I didn’t have time … Continue reading

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Shanghai Expo

Two days, it took me two days in this modern times to reach Asia: left 10:40pm on Wednesday Sept 8th and did not arrive Hong Kong till 6:55am on Sept 10th Friday. I decided to take this indirect flight – … Continue reading

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Room with a view

Le Meridien (Starwood) on Nanjing Road East in Shanghai. A great location, but the lobby is less than desirable. Stacks of moon cakes piled high, in prominent displayed near the entrance, and were being handed out. AT first I thought … Continue reading

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Liu’s home (刘晦之)

新闸路1321号 Jingan District 静安区 Shanghai More pix on FB Home of Popo’s 4th Uncle Liu Huizhi 四叔 刘晦之 who’s instrumental in my maternal grandparents’ marriage. His library 小校经阁 was legendary. More pictures FB. The house is shared by many families. … Continue reading

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Shanghai 思南路60号

Shanghai, 60 SiNan Lu 思南路60号 on Feb 7, 2003 思南路60号. 是周今觉一家从西摩路搬出,而襄阳南路的房子还未建成时的住宅,是租来的,不是自己造的,因此住的时间较短些,大概只有三年左右。 According to Song Luxia, MD Chow moved out of his 141 Seymour Road house into this rental, waiting for his Xiangyang Nan Lu (@ corner of Jianguo Xi Lu … Continue reading

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Song Luxia 宋露霞

宋路霞 (1952 JiNan – ) .. .. 山东济南人。上海作家协会会员。华东师范大学中文系毕业,曾任该校校报编辑部主任、图书馆支部书记。 主要研究方向:近现代家族史、上海史、上海洋楼文化。 主要著作: 《李鸿章家族》 《盛宣怀家族》 《张静江、张石铭家族》 《百年儒商——南浔小莲庄刘家》 《百年收藏》 《上海的豪门旧梦》 《上海的豪门望族》 《洋楼沧桑》 《回梦上海老洋房》 《回梦上海大饭店》 《钱币大师马定祥》 《上海顶级老洋房》 《上海滩名门闺秀》 《浮世万象》(孙曜东口述、宋路霞整理)等。 Few her books in my possession.-.-.-.-.-. She found a niche and ran with it with a … Continue reading

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