On the bookshelf was the free copy of City Weekend.
Image in courtesy of City Weekend.
One of the Two Major English City Guides
There are two major city guides in Shanghai – City Weekend and That’s Shanghai. Both are in English and targeted to ex-pats. I likeThat’s Shanghai better since it looks more fresh and fashionable with more useful information. However, it seems City Weekend are easily to get – I cannot find That’s Shanghai in Starbucks. Let me write about this issue of City Weekend (July 8 – July 21 Issue)
Talk de Talk
In cities like Shanghai, language learning is a hot business. There are enough companies/schools teaching Chinese English and teach foreigners Chinese. They all have good Business.
Talk de Talk is hosted by David Wu – my FOAF (a friend another friend). His radio talk show is on
- Saturday mornings 10-11am on FM 101.7 in Shanghai
- Sunday evenings 10-11pm n FM 97.4 in Beijing
The issue is full of advertisements of all kinds for ex-pats You can see the service market, the job market, property market – everything in the magzine. It is interested that there are many company providing Ayi service (Ayi is the Chinese word for servants).
LifeLine is a helpline dedicate to addressing the needs ex-pats in China. They can be reached on 021-62798990, or by visiting www.lifeline.web.za/china.htm.
I learnt this from Adam Minter’s cover story – The Lunching Ladies. Her article talks about the living status of Ex-pats’ wives.
We’re here supporting our husbands… Some woman can’t do that – and those women either don’t come, or leave
According to the article, “For ex-pat wives, teaching remains the most likely employement option for those who choose to work”. I love this article, because it is just telling the truth.