Shots Around Shanghai: My Commute

Those of you who are aspiring English teachers, be warned. Shanghai is SO COLD in the winter. It’s brutal. Beautiful in the sunshine, though. Coldest day in 30+ years, right here.

Shanghai is impermanent

The train is pulling slowly out of the station and moving into the great interior of the vast middle kingdom, which is zhongguo. It moves slowly, a snake in the firelight of the millions of LEDs shining across the square. This is our entry to Shanghai. NOt on the train. Above it. The eleventh floor…