I’m very excited to announce that I will be traveling to Shanghai this November! It’s been since all the way back in February that I was last able to play on the Mainland, so I’m deciding to take a winter interlude and skip over to the other side of the pond. I’m scheduled to arrive in Shanghai Pudong Airport on November 16th local time, at which the MagLev will whisk me over magnetized rails into to the buzzing metropolis.
My main goal for this trip is to catch up with some old friends and colleagues of mine. Each time I see them, I am so inspired by their progress since the days when we saw each other more frequently in the Nanjing Chinese Language Flagship Center. I addition, I’ve got a few meetings set up with current and potential clients and as most of my work is done online, I’ll be very glad to put a face to the email address!
Personally, I’ve always wanted to get a custom Qipao made, so one of my first stops is going to be at the Bund Fabric market. A one-of-a-kind silk dress, custom made for me for under $100—yes please! I’d also like to stop for dinner at the Pearl of the Orient tower in Shanghai, once the tallest building in the city. Though it’s since been eclipsed by the Shanghai Center, the iconic building is still as eye catching as ever. For more incredible pictures of the Pearl of the Orient on the Bund, check out this post on Dots On A Map.
If you are in Shanghai and would like to meet with me, please get in touch. It would be my pleasure to meet with you and to talk about how my bilingual skills can help you.