Movin On Up..
So I’m updating you all from my new home, 36 floors up at the top of the JW Marriott. I was moved from my previous hotel to the M1NT company Apartment; a 3 bedroom penthouse ‘SWEET’. Full living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking all of Shanghai. I’ll be sharing the space with an Australian fellow who is here working in the M1NT offices, as well as one of the owners of the club, who just walked in off his flight from the UK (Don’t think he expected to see me sitting here lol).
The new view from the living room (this doesn’t come close to doing justice but):
Last night I was invited by my local buddy Mino to Chinese Hot Pot. Among the series of meats, seafood, and vegetables were some questionable items such as black tofu and duck blood (???). It was actually my first REAL chinese meal since i’ve been here, and delicious!
Also got to meet a dozen other foreigners, all whom have moved here from their home countries- France, Berlin, Germany, Austria, and Mexico to name a few. Interesting how many people are coming here from other countries to live. The overwhelming consensus from the people that live here is they all absolutely love it, and i’m starting to see why.
Aside from the language barrier, everything here is fantastic. Getting around is extremely cheap and easy, very inexpensive living, yet lots of new development and money to be made here. Not to mention clubs close at 4-5am, and you can drink 24 hours a day, ANYWHERE. Feel free to take your open bottle of Tsingtao beer from the club, outside, in the car, and off to raging afterhours for more. Ever pounded a beer in the back of a cab? You should try it sometime.
The highlight of my week had to be back at Jacobs house at 3am, and ordering McDonald’s for delivery. DELIVERY! Not only was it about $9 USD to get food for 3, it showed up in about 20mins by a little man who I can only describe as a “McRobot”. He had is McDonald’s branded helmet w/ facemask, maching jacket, and large square backpack to transport the food. I was told this is all executed on McScooters!! Ohhhh I wish I coulda got a pic of that. However:
Other misc things of interest..
Chinese homes don’t have ovens. You want baked good? You go to the bakery. Instead they have sterilization drawers for dishes. Can you buy an oven you ask? Yes, but they are insanely expensive, not to mention finding someone to install it.. assuming you can convince whoever owns the property to let you change it out. Doh!
Still can’t get over these intersections!!! Chaos.
Next update will hopefully be more from M1NT, afterall that is the reason i’m here.. I promise! Just no good club photos yet. Stay tuned