Category: Shanghai

Why people prefer use Baidu Ditu over Google Map

Posted by – January 19, 2015

China is the only land on the planet that the Google Empire has not yet conquered and take control of its burgeoning hundreds of millions of internet users. The map service Google provided has been popular around the world over decades, however, it is simpler just not as good as the Baidu in China. here is the comparison of the maps around the airport in Shanghai.

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Baidu Map

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Not a morgan stanleyer any more

Posted by – January 21, 2008

I have been receiving some emails asking about the IT division of Morgan Stanley in Shanghai over the last a few weeks. First of all, I would like to clarify that I am not a Morgan Stanley employee any more and I can’t disclose any confidential information to the interviewees.

Morgan Stanley is a great company with robust technology infrastructures. I think this is quite rare for a financial company. People are smart and friendly there and it’s definitely a good company to work for! However, it is not suitable for everybody.

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Shanghai and Tokyo

Posted by – November 22, 2006

Over the last 2 months, many things happened during my return stay at Shanghai…

First, I began to think whether Shanghai is the right city for me. Shanghai is definitely very different from Tokyo. In terms of familiarity, Shanghai is as alien as Tokyo to me. The obvious difference between the two cities is that people in one city speak Japanese and the other speaks Chinese.

Besides, I think that most nice facilities in Shanghai that cannot be found easily in other cities in China is only for the rich people or expatriates here. Like many shopping malls, bars and apartments the price of which is prohibitive for the locals.

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Job Opportunity at Morgan Stanley

Posted by – June 21, 2006

I just received a mail from our HR saying that Morgan Stanley Shanghai Group is gonna grow bigger! And we are looking for talents who will work in Shanghai. So my Blog readers, if you are interested in the following position or your classmates/former colleagues/friends fit it, please kindly contact me for possible interview. The Job Description is as follows:

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Job hunting in Shanghai

Posted by – May 30, 2006

I received a call from a friend in Ningbo today. I was a little surprised that she wants to come to shanghai to seek a job. Whether it’s just a joke or not, nonetheless, I want to say some words about it, because I have been full of sense of job hunting in shanghai and have suffered impressed of it.

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Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Posted by – May 3, 2006

Yesterday, I took Jessica to the newly opened Shanghai Madame Tussaud’s. Madame Tussaud’s famous waxwork exhibition was originally established in Paris in 1770 and moved to London in 1802. The Shanghai branch is located on the 10th floor of the New World Department Store on Nanjing Road. It is not a surprise that the place was very crowded. After waiting in a line for a ticket for about half an hour, finally we got into this wax museum.

However, the place was amazing. I have never been to such a wax museum before. The 75 wax figures initially installed were so vivid, and more to be added according to the guide book. I took pictures with “people” I would not be able to meet in my lifetime, I think.

The Adult ticket cost 125 RMB (15.6 USD).

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A stroll with Friends

Posted by – April 10, 2006

Due to the long distance between Gongqing Forest Park and the place where I live, the original barbecue plan in this weekend was canceled. But I am feeling a little regretted now about the decision I have made. Fortunately, Yixuan didn’t change his mind and came to shanghai again. He brought us a heavy downpour and took a QUANJUDE roast duck back to Hangzhou.

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Single party

Posted by – April 3, 2006

I went to a party for single this Saturday. The matchmakers were my colleagues and his girlfriend. It seems that the guys in my department is a little introverted and the result is that only 3 guys attended this party while there are 11 girls show up.

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Miscellanea of The Weekend

Posted by – March 21, 2006

It’s a wonderful weekend. I just arranged with Hurrican and his gf to play badminton together at first. I got up very late (sometimes I am very lazy especially at weekend) and when I got Xujiahui, it was almost 11:00 am. The first thing I should do is to buy a badminton racket. But After searching for a cheap rackets around Xujiahui together with my brother, I can’t find a little cheap one. Most of the badminton rackets in Xujiahui is above 300rmb and some up to 1000rmb. Finally, I had to give up and said goodbye to Hurrican.

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Maglev between Shanghai and Hangzhou

Posted by – March 15, 2006

I have been heard that a maglev train line between Shanghai and Hangzhou is planned for a long time. However, with the high investment costs, the project remained controversial. So at that time I just treated it as a rumor and have a strong suspicion on it. Today the good news comes, that is, this plan has been approved by the Beijing government.

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First home in Shanghai

Posted by – February 28, 2006

I rented a flat with another two roommates who works in the same area at Shenbei Road in Minhang District. It is a small road which is located in southern Shanghai and the house is very far away from the centre of the city. It takes about 45 minutes for me to get to the People Square by subway from my flat. Fortunately, the Line 5 subway is not far away from my house.

The house is near my workplace and I believe it is a good daily exercise for me to walk to the office by foot.

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Why So Many People come to Shanghai

Posted by – February 15, 2006

I left my office with one of my colleagues very late yesterday. It was valentine’s day, of course, we talked about the feast day at first. Then, our topic changed to his high school life. He is from Shandong Province where high school students’ Gaokao(National College Entrance Examinations) mark is very high and now he have graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He said he was No.1 when he was high school student, but when he came to the university, he found that so many talent students in the university.

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