Grand Park Jiayou Hotel
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... I took the first workout easy and did thirty minutes on the treadmill while watching some horrible eighties movie with a Baldwin and Cindy Crawford in it. When not gagging at the poorly written dialogue I spent a lot of the time looking out the window at the panoramic view of the Shanghai skyline. By this point in the day the smog has blown off a bit and you can see all the tall buildings in the financial district. The gym was virtually empty as ...
... to have an English speaking assistant. Bargaining is all done with calculators. But as you have no choice, it's best just to accept the service which you will pay for anyway.
The shops reminded me of an corny old television program "Get Smart" film set. Shelves laden with handbags and scarves suddenly turn into doors into the dungeons of the shops, often filled with anxious entrapped European shoppers sorting through ...
... always gets a bargain. Anyhow a pleasant evening out.
Sunday morning we were off at 8:30, another somewhat drizzly but still warm day(23 C - eat your heart out, my still freezing Ottawa friends), to see some of the sights of Shanghai. We had another Mandarin lesson (how to order cold beer, how to order red and white wine, How much and Too much, Again, building is everywhere. Rocky asked "what is the national bird of China" Answer: The building ...
Final couple notes...
In China, I came to the conclusion that with a
successful and happy life comes discipline. It takes discipline to
arrive at the office on time every day and stay late, to finish projects
with detail and effectiveness, and to build new relationships while
nurturing old ones. Using this new realization, I tried to be
disciplined about reading during my trip. I brought books on the subway
so I could squeeze in ...
... but didn't have much time because we were having dinner with Louise at the Restaurant where our boss took us. At dinner we even met some guy from Michigan and who's father went to UofM. (Small world). After a long couple of days we went home for the night and watched a movie to relax. Wednesday morning we got up early to make our way to The Camel Bar to watch the MSU vs. Michigan basketball game that started at 10:00am our time in Shanghai. There ...