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Old 11-29-06, 08:21 AM   #1
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Hey, all!

Hey, Foosters! Despite a few posts here and there, it feels like it's been ages. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time here from now on. This whole move to Shanghai has been nuts, though mostly in a good way. It has meant that I am discovering the wonders of the 12-hour workday, but the people are great, the work is generally interesting, and my bike fits perfectly under my desk. Unfortunately, the biking in the city here kinda sucks. This weekend will be my first proper weekend here (the first one I had to work, the second one I had to fly back to pick up all my stuff that I didn't have the time to move the first time around), so I hope to be able to explore more of the city than my unfortunately brief commute allows. I extend an open invitation* to all Foosters to come and visit if you have the chance!

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Old 11-29-06, 08:24 AM   #2
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but pandas are so cute...why cant we hug them?
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Glad to hear the move went well.

How long is your commute?
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hey! welcome back!
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Old 11-29-06, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks! The commute is short enough that measuring it would probably depress me. If I hit all green lights, I would probably take 5-7 minutes. Downtown Shanghai is awfully compact and efficient
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but pandas are so cute...why cant we hug them?

Cuz this is what happens: Today's tip: Don't hug a panda.
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Cuz this is what happens: Today's tip: Don't hug a panda.
right! no panda hugging...got it
grizzlys look kind of cute
oh welcome back by the way and congrats on your move.
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Old 11-29-06, 09:18 AM   #8
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Goobs, welcome back! You missed the casting call.

You must have one hela big desk or tiny bike that it fits UNDER your desk!
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I was afraid you were shanghaied.
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Heyyyy!!!!! Shanghai surprise!

Hit me with a PM. I want all the glorious boring details!
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Hey, Foosters! Despite a few posts here and there, it feels like it's been ages. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time here from now on. This whole move to Shanghai has been nuts, though mostly in a good way. It has meant that I am discovering the wonders of the 12-hour workday, but the people are great, the work is generally interesting, and my bike fits perfectly under my desk. Unfortunately, the biking in the city here kinda sucks. This weekend will be my first proper weekend here (the first one I had to work, the second one I had to fly back to pick up all my stuff that I didn't have the time to move the first time around), so I hope to be able to explore more of the city than my unfortunately brief commute allows. I extend an open invitation* to all Foosters to come and visit if you have the chance!

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Is the beer good there?.
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Old 11-29-06, 07:37 PM   #15
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I was missing you goobers.
Aww, thanks... I was missing you, too! ((hugs))

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Goobs, welcome back! You missed the casting call.

You must have one hela big desk or tiny bike that it fits UNDER your desk!
I saw that thread! Oh well, next time...

If I were to tell you that the bike under my desk is a penny-farthing, what would you think? Not that it necessarily is, but it MIGHT be....

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Heyyyy!!!!! Shanghai surprise!

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Will do -- I'll tell you ALL about the moving company

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Is the beer good there?.
There is a Shanghai beer called "Reeb". Look at that word closely and tell me whether a beer with this name could taste good.
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Old 11-29-06, 07:50 PM   #17
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Old 11-29-06, 07:58 PM   #18
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Hey, KT!

I go away for a few weeks and Jason's not just a mod, but a head of cabbage again!
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12 hour days? Isn't that considered banker's hours in China?
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Old 11-30-06, 12:19 AM   #22
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Yes, and that's why they're going to take over the world . I don't mind so long as they let me keep my bike and guitar...
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There is a Shanghai beer called "Reeb". Look at that word closely and tell me whether a beer with this name could taste good.
After the first few, don't they all taste the same?
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