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Backstage video from Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 in Shanghai.
http://fashionmag.us/2012/04/video-dior-haute-couture-ss-2012-backstage/Backstage video from Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 in Shanghai.... more
This is one of my favorite stories my grandfather tells of his military service.
Shanghaid in Shanghai
By Ron Turner
We sailed aboard the USS J C BRECKENRIDGE from San Diego somewhere around the end of Jan. first of Feb. 1947. A whole bunch of Marines, fresh out of boot camp, headed for China, stopping at a few islands in the Pacific along the way. We first sailed up the coast to San Francisco and picked up some Navy personnel and service dependents. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time and sailing under it was impressive.
It was a couple days of rough sailing to Hawaii. It was best not to stand along the railing at the exit from the mess hall. Guys had trouble holding their food down.
We were met in Honolulu by a band and hula girls on the dock. I had the unfortunate experience of being on a painting detail down in the boiler room at the time. Didn't see any of this. We had an afternoon of liberty and walked all the way to Waikiki and back. I remember seeing the beach and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Somewhere along the way we stopped and shot pool. We left some Marines there. Seemed like a great place to pull duty but I had my mind set on going to China.
From there to Guam was smooth sailing. The ocean was flat as a table top. Saw some flying fish for the first time and some schools of porpoise. We felt a bump at one time. Someone said we hit a whale. Never saw it. Otherwise it was very boring for a few days. They were asking for volunteers to stay on Guam. I hid. Didn't seem like a very fun place to serve.
Manila was interesting. A bunch of young kids were swimming next to the ship when we docked. Not a healthy place to swim. They would dive for coins guys would throw in the water. We had liberty that evening and were impressed with the friendliness of the locals. They were still thankful remembering how we freed them from the Japanese. They would give you transportation to and from town for little or nothing, mostly in jeeps. A nickel or dime was fine with them. Didn't do much except walk around and take in the sights.
I walked a post on the upper deck of the ship in the middle of that night and never forget it. There were rats as large as house cats, very large house cats, roaming the docks. Docking ropes to the ship had large discs fastened to them to keep the varmints from coming aboard. There were men sleeping on top of stacks of bags of grain but the rats never touched them.
Shanghai was a most unforgettable experience.After we docked we were given liberty at approximately 1700 hours. We were advised not to go alone because of the threat of being rolled. We heard there was an enlisted mens club there so six of us, Bob Thatcher, Bob Vaughn, myself and three other guys whose names escape me decided to go there and shoot some pool and have a few beers. On the dock the only transportation we could see were pedicabs. China marines know what they are but for those who don't they are three wheeled vehicles much like a bicycle with a seat for passengers, usually two, in the back. There were only two cabs available, we dickered with the boys for a ride. They said they knew where the club was and could handle three passengers in each cab. And so off we went in this strange land and rode for what seemed an hour. We had no idea where we were so were at the mercy of our pedicab boys. Suddenly we turned in to a blind alley. A honey wagon (human waste transporting cart) pulled in behind us blocking our exit. It seemed like a hundred Chinese men in their long dress like robes with their hands up their sleeves surrounded us. we were ordered out of the cabs and and they asked for all our money. What could we do? We were greatly outnumbered. Then they took our watches and rings. Bob vaughn said he had a knife tucked in his sock and should he use it? We advised him not to. Like I said, we were outnumbered. We were then free to go.
So here we are, somewhere in Shanghai, and didn't know which way to go to get back to the ship. We were due back at the ship at 2200 hours. Nobody spoke English except the pedicab guys and they were long gone we tried using sign language but that didn't work. After walking several blocks, probably in the wrong direction, we came
upon a policeman and although he didn't speak English, he seemed to know we wanted to get back to our ship. He pointed in a certain direction and we headed that way. After communicating with several more policemen along the way we finally got back to our ship at about 2145 hours. six tired marines. That was our liberty in shanghai. "Shanghaid in Shanghai" I tell my friends & relatives.
A couple days later we pulled in to the port of Tsingtao. I served as a military policeman for about 18 months.This is one of my favorite stories my grandfather tells of his military service.... more
HR consultants Mercer published the result of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2011. According these results, Luanda, Angola's capital is the world’s most expensive city for living. Tokyo is the next most expensive and N'Djamena, in Chad, the third-most expensive city for expats.
For example two-bedroom furnished apartment in Luanda costs in average$7,000 per month, “compared to $4,300 in New York, $3,345 in Shanghai, $2,456 in Rome and $1,800 in Buenos Aires.”
If we are talking about food, a club sandwich and soda costs $20.38 in Luanda. When fast-food meal in New York costs $6.29 and $3.57 in Shanghai.
Read more here: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/07/14/luanda.expensive.city/index.htmlHR consultants Mercer published the result of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey... more
Shanghai-born photographer Shen Wei has developed an international reputation, with numerous awards and exhibitions to his credit. Shen says he was bought up “strictly and conservatively,” in Mainland China, but since relocating to New York City, his desire for self- expression has grown. His earlier collection of photographs, “Almost Naked,” was a series of portraits and occasional still-life images that explored how others have dealt with the emotionally complex issue of identity.
America primarily knows China as a far-away giant, a distant country of industrialism and gigantic cities. Shen Wei’s new series of photographs, “Chinese Sentiment,” provides us with new views and brings China closer, with more mystery and less smog. Shen commented on this collection, saying “The scale of the ultra-modern China is obviously quite pictorial and stunning. But China is much more than just skyscrapers and the Yangtze River. I am interested in seeking a poetic, intimate, and romantic China. Since 2008, I’ve traveled to numerous cities and villages all over China, with a goal of finding my authentic China.”
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, a photo-gallery and the documentary short film, “Almost Naked.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/chinese-sentiment-a-poetic-and-intimate-view-of-china/Shanghai-born photographer Shen Wei has developed an international reputation, with... more
Shanghai-born photographer Shen Wei has developed an international reputation, with numerous awards and exhibitions to his credit. Shen says he was bought up “strictly and conservatively,” in Mainland China, but since relocating to New York City, his desire for self- expression has grown. His collection of photographs, “Almost Naked,” is a series of portraits and occasional still-life images that explore how others have dealt with the emotionally complex issue of identity.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, a photo-gallery and a documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/photos-of-the-day-almost-naked/Shanghai-born photographer Shen Wei has developed an international reputation, with... more
Well it's official! Shanghai has passed their dreaded one dog policy into law. This was proposed last November and we hoped at the time that an alternative solution would be found. Sadly our worst fears were confirmed today.
http://www.pups-seeking-homes.com/blog/home/entry/shanghai_limiting_one_dog_lawWell it's official! Shanghai has passed their dreaded one dog policy into law.... more
Shanghai overtook Singapore as the worlds busiest container port in 2010, helped by continuing growth in Chinese trade and the business generated by the World Expo it hosted last year, the city government said.
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/reuters/Business/78311Shanghai overtook Singapore as the worlds busiest container port in 2010, helped by... more
http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com/2010/01/19/in-the-mood-the-comic-book-rendition/http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com/2010/01/19/in-the-mood-the-comic-book-rendition/Here is my Comic Book rendition of the film “In the Mood for Love” by Wong Kar-Wai that I shot for “West East Magazine” and decided to put to the music track used in this sumptuous film.http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com/2010/01/19/in-the-mood-the-comic-book-rendition/http... more
Shanghai has just introduced a new ‘one dog policy’, mirroring the country’s one child policy, in an attempt to free up living space, according to China Daily.
The city’s legislation on dog management makes it explicit that each household can have only one dog, given Shanghai’s high population density of 20 million people and limited living space, the newspaper said.
The government said the regulation was needed due to rampant barking, unscooped waste, and the growing risk of wild dogs attacks (over 100,000 dog attacks each year), which affect the city’s environment and sanitation, the report said.
Under the policy, if the dog has puppies, dog owner should give them away to other eligible adopters or send them to government-approved adoption agencies by the time they are 3 months old, the draft regulation said. The alternative, it said, is for owners to perform sterilization surgery on their dogs.
Shanghai is not the only Chinese city to come up with the one-dog rule. Earlier, cities including Guangzhou and Chengdu passed laws restricting one household to one dog only in designated control areas.
More: http://www.theblogismine.com/2010/11/12/china-has-introduced-a-one-dog-policy/Shanghai has just introduced a new ‘one dog policy’, mirroring the... more
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has declared higher increase of air traffic for Asia-Pacific nations, particularly the People’s Republic of China. According to IATA Director General Giovanni Bisignani, “The industry continues to recover faster than expected, but with sharp regional differences”. The Director General went on to say, “Europe is recovering at half the speed of Asia with passenger growth of 7.8 percent compared to the 15.5 percent growth in Asia-Pacific”. It is interesting to know that China has received the maximum growth of demand for air travel last month. In the view of this rising demand for trips to China, tickets to China have endeavoured to offer cheap flights to China. http://www.ticketstochina.co.uk
The 2010 World Expo Shanghai which has commenced from 1st May to be conducted till 31st October is already a big hit along with grand exhibitions like EP China and Electrical China. With the objective of meeting the demands of travellers planning to book cheap flights to China, tickets to China has tied-up with the best international airlines such as Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qatar, Emirates, Etihad, Sri Lankan, Thai Air, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Virgin Atlantic, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), to name just a few.
Be it history, culture, religion, art, or nature, China is a blend of diverse delights. The cities deserving mandatory visits include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. Sanya which rests to the south of Shanghai is described as the nature’s paradise. The large selection of tourist attractions offered by the country encompass the Jade Buddha Temple, the most popular and astounding Buddhist temple as well as the most ancient of Buddhist monasteries in China, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Museum and host of others. Shopping in Shanghai is an experience you will never forget. It is a fascinating city and home to many Buddhist temples and shrine. UK travellers can board flights to China from all major airports namely, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester.
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Robert Moore has been offering Cheap Flights information for your travel. To find Flights to Delhi, Cheap Flights to China, Cheap Flights to Beijing, Cheap Flights to Shanghai that best suits your needs visit http://www.samtravel.co.uk/The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has declared higher increase of air... more
French photographer Alain Delorme became fascinated with the sculptural quality of migrant workers loads while on art residency in Shanghai. His documentation of the packed bicycles forms a series of photographs entitled Totems, which are both aesthetically glorious and astoundingly indicative of daily life in China. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-blog/5512-manufactured-totemsFrench photographer Alain Delorme became fascinated with the sculptural quality of... more
Hey folks, I went to China last month to explore sustainability issues~ and dropped by the World Expo~ this was by far my favorite find.
The World Expo is that place where every country can shine and show off their creativity and innovations. Most of the countries opted to wow the audiences with high tech innovations. However The UK circumnavigated the obvious and developed an experiential design that encouraged the audience’s curiosity and awareness about the relationship between mankind and the natural world. The UK Pavilion demonstrates the relationship between innovation, nature and science and encourages the audience to wonder whether it could be used to solve the current social, economic and environmental challenges of our cities.
The result: A seed cathedral.Hey folks, I went to China last month to explore sustainability issues~ and dropped by... more
Shanghai World Expo 2010 opening ceremony: spectacular fireworks display in China
A rundown of the most striking & aesthetically pleasing pavilions built specifically for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, some surprisingly "green".
http://weburbanist.com/2010/04/20/shanghaid-expo-15-cutting-edge-2010-architectural-designs/A rundown of the most striking & aesthetically pleasing pavilions built... more
Hosts Max Lugavere and Jason Silva present a look at the culture and people of China in a way usually seen only by locals and the most adventurous travelers. Part 4 examines the growing skater scene in Shanghai.Hosts Max Lugavere and Jason Silva present a look at the culture and people of China... more
Hosts Max Lugavere and Jason Silva present a look at the culture and people of China in a way usually seen only by locals and the most adventurous travelers.
See how Shanghai has become China's gay friendliest city in recent years, then take a detour to a Chinese convenience store for some unusual snacks with Laura Ling.Hosts Max Lugavere and Jason Silva present a look at the culture and people of China... more
And we're back with another favorite stories countdown post! Last Friday we checked out Sergio's list, but this time around we spent some quality time with Ellen Fox, co-host for The Rotten Tomatoes Show and all around funny person extraordinaire.
Watch Ellen Fox on The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on Current TV
Here's what Ellen had to say about her top 14:
Ya know who gets their own two-hour TV show about stuff they like? THIS guy! Yeah, tonight Current is re-airing my countdown of favorite videos – and if you like my taste in movies, you may like these segments, too! (Also, if you don’t like my taste in movies, you may finally find something we both like.)
If there’s a common thread running through the line-up, it’s probably “Beautiful Women Doing Interesting Things.” Catching catfish with their bare hands, rioting over chocolate, driving convoys through Iraq.
So, grab your headphones, tell your boss you have a 2-hour conference call, and check out Ellen Fox's top 14 Current TV videos for a taste of what is airing on Current TV today at 3pm E / 6pm P. If you can't make it, we'll be re-airing it again on Monday 9/28 at 3pm E / 6pm P.
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Here's Ellen Fox's top 14 list:
Boobs 101 - Viral Video Film School on infoMania
Target Women: Chocolate - Target Women on infoMania
I Hate Trendy Bars
Nose Jobs in Iran
Bonnaroo Silent Disco
Ode to Chest Hair: Let it Grow from The Rotten Tomatoes Show
ELLIS G. - The Life of a Shadow
Night Convoy: Iraq
Passive Aggressive Email Boxing from SuperNews!
Girls Gone Grabbling
And, if you just can't get enough of Ellen, check out this interview she did with Douglas Caballero for Current Exposed titled, The Dirty Business of Hollywood.And we're back with another favorite stories countdown post! Last Friday we... more
I was watching Obama's town hall meeting with students in Shanghai last night. As he wrapped up his prepared remarks, stepped away from the podium, and began to explain the format of the town hall portion I realized that this might be absolutely foreign to many of these students. Here is a country's President, a very famous and powerful man, asking them to raise their hands and ask him a question. Whatever they asked him, he'd answer. We obviously take this sort of thing for granted - heck our most recent town halls seem to have devolved into purely shouting at our elected officials. But I couldn't shake the feeling that Obama, who was not joined on stage by any major Chinese official, had smuggled a little democracy into the PRC.
This video of his introducing the concept is from CNN and their anchor, predictably, talks all over him, but you can hear the second half. If anyone can find a clean video - I'll replace this one with it.
He also, and this was the headlining remark, asserted the American position that it's okay for everyone to use Twitter.
President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism....
"I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable," Obama told students during his first-ever trip to China. "They can begin to think for themselves."
If the President's goal was to sneak a little democracy into the People's Republic, it seems to have not reached too many citizens. The event was not broadcast nationally - only on local Shanghai stations - and the live feed from the White House web site was reportedly choppy and hard to watch in China.
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- Does Ciudad Juarez need UN peacekeepers?I was watching Obama's town hall meeting with students in Shanghai last night. As... more