LETTERS FROM SHANGHAI

31 Mar 2017

Toto, we're not in London anymore 

If you’ve ever been to China and had dinner with a Chinese person here, you will inevitably come across a very simple yet gargantuan question. To welcome us to Shanghai a lovely friend of ours took us out for dinner where she casually...

20 Mar 2017

All Shanghai women match their knickers to their surroundings

We are now settled in our new flat, the nagging maintenance is finished and the slightly stale smell present when we moved in has gone. A housewarming gift arrived from my sister, a gorgeous paper cut map of...

13 Mar 2017

A lonely week, not through boredom, but through a feeling of isolation, like I’ve suddenly gone deaf.

I’m sure most who have ever migrated to the other side of the world, to a vastly different culture have experienced this. While Mark is at work, I spend my day wanderin...

6 Mar 2017

My grandfather, Xu (Zee) Bao Shan and grandmother Doris Zee 

Do you remember what were you doing this time last year?

I was cooking and shooting images for my book, waiting for the rising and setting suns for the right light, not too dark and not too bright. Mexican brea...

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