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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

I bought this super cute Totoro hoodie for Tingting at least 1 or 2 years ago, she finally decided to wear it! Hahah

We took Leo out for a brief picnic this weekend. Tingting did not want a coat, so she of course ended up taking my sweater… so cute!!

Tingting arranged to take Leo to a baby spa last weekend. The whole experience was interesting with mixed results for the kid. He was scared, happy, angry, laughing, and often confused. He got to swim (float) in a baby pool thing with a floaty that really concerned me. Later, I spoke to a few “experts” who said, that if properly monitored, it should be totally safe. Indeed, it did not hurt or… Read More

Tingting and I took Leo out for another picnic today. Of course, he fell asleep almost immediately so we did not get many good pictures. Tingting and I ate some fruit and ordered Indian delivery. Many, I love the curry and butter chicken here, it’s so good. I’d love to go taste the real thing in India to see the differences.

We took little Leo out for a long walk today, and stopped off  in a small park to just sit and enjoy the weather.

We don’t  take Leo out much, but last night was an exception. Our good friends Vera and Claes joined us for a short walk and dinner. They’re expecting a baby girl any day now and will move shortly after that to Sweden. I’ve known Very since 2012, and she’s been one of my closest friends while living in Shanghai. I will miss her very much when she leaves, but I’m so happy… Read More

It was a beautiful day here in Shanghai. Tingting’s sister and parents came to visit. They brought us some duck, homemade bread, corn on the cob and some other great yummies. The food was good, but naturally, they just wanted to see Leo. 🙂