Month: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year, we spent Thanksgiving in Cambodia and Singapore, but this year was not too bad either. I even got to celebrate and EAT twice. Last Thursday, on the actual day, I had a great dinner with a friend at a restaurant. They served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate with turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and green bean casserole. Yum!

The festivities continued in our kitchen on Saturday morning. Thorben gave making stuffing a try and I tried out my host mom’s pumpkin pie recipe. Based on the feedback, and my personal, totally unbiased opinion, both turned out great. We took the goodies to our friends Friendsgiving party where we had enough food to feed at least 26 people, not only the 16 of us πŸ™‚ Besides the food, other highlights included a mulled wine competition and testing (the UK beat China!), playing “Disturbed Friends”, a screensaver of Nick Offerman drinking Whiskey for 10 hours, and wearing Disney ears … Just because they’re festive!

Chi Fan for Charity

Chi Fan for Charity

On Saturday we went to a really cool event called “Chi Fan for Charity” (Translation: Eat for Charity). Food and a good cause, whats not to love?

The way it works is that many restaurants across Shanghai each donate 1 table for 10 people, you pay for a table and all the proceeds go to a charity. This year it was for Educating Girls of Rural China. We got all dressed up and went to The Twins, were we had 5 yummy courses paired with wines.

The ticket for the table also includes an after party with an open bar and even more snacks – hello midnight pizza πŸ™‚ Sadly, we didn’t win anything in the raffle, but we had fun taking ridiculous photo booth pictures.

Can’t wait for next year’s Chi Fan!

Shanghai from above

Shanghai from above

In the beginning of this month, I was in Germany for 10 days, therefore there have been no updates on here. Germany was great as always, lots of good times with family and friends and of course lots and lots of yummy food. Basically all I took pictures of is food … Again. Maybe I’ll share some of them later, but since there have been so many travel posts recently, I thought I’d focus on Shanghai again. I wouldn’t want Shanghai to think I don’t love it anymore πŸ™‚

Last week I was definitely reminded of one of the reasons, when I went for a work dinner and drinks at Hyatt on the Bund. The view from the 32nd floor was really amazing. I’ve never seen the Bund from above. When you’re walking along you, you just cannot see the full beauty. And I can never get enough of the Pudong skyline.

The best part about the view is that you can see both sides of the river at the same time. It’s pretty amazing to just sit at the window or stand on the rooftop and stare. I tried to capture it with a panoramic photo, but of course it’s even better in person.

Sorry to all our visitors who’ve already been here. If I’d known about this view, I would have taken you there! You’ll just have to come back πŸ™‚