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Just a walk, good times and good snacks in the way.

Well, one week ago today, I went to Huashan Hospital for a 2nd opinion about a booboo I had. 8 hours later, I was in surgery. I spent two nights there and finally got home soon after. However, I have to go back everyday for a tortious cleaning…. seriously, this experience has sucked so bad!! The silver lining though this has helped remind me that sometimes, Life’s dog takes a poop on… Read More

In 8 years I only remember 4 times that it snowed in shanghai. I love it, just wish it would accumulate a bit.

Leo, Tingting and I went out to the Place, just to get out and have some fun. We ate lunch at Sounds Good, and we are happy to report that it was good! 🙂

Only 4 months old, and Leo has already set his eyes on the good stuff!!

Just a short walk through Huangjincheng Dao, also called the Golden Street. It is so beautiful today. Everyone was out taking photos.

This how I should always grade papers! Nice cafe, good music, great food! Oh ya!

I know I am leaving Shanghai soon, and that I’ve already said goodbye to so many wonderful friends and people who have already moved on, but tonight I had to give an especially hard goodbye. When I moved to Shanghai, my life was completely different. I came here in 2011 on a two year mission to land a job in Moscow with my then wife, Natasha. She however, had other plans and… Read More

It seems having the appropriate apparel is not enough for my ever inquisitive and outgoing middle school students…. “Mr. Sutton, how do you KNOW you belong in Slytherin? Have you been sorted at Pottermore?” Well, yes I have in fact, I have!

“Who am I? No, I’m not Draco, though he is a dear friend of mine. No, I am from America, though I attended Hogwarts as an exchange student many years ago. Slytherin was, and still is my beloved house though. Now muggle, if you don’t mind, kindly get out of my way as I have much to do!” Below: A few students also dressed up as Hogwarts house members. My colleague and… Read More