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Monthly Archives / September 2006


September 28, 2006 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

As you may have guessed, I will be away from my computer for the next 10-12 days. But I promise great new pictures and stories when I return. I’m also brainstorming new topics. So keep reading and writing me emails or comments. I may not respond for the next few days, but I will read […]

Encounters with Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2006 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Last night I went to a meeting of the Shanghai Entrepreneurs Group (SEG), so thought today I’d write my first post about Entrepreneurship. But first let me comment on that group. It is a rather eclectic group of both entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. Although the majority of the fields were something related to […]

Hong Kong–things I love and am excited to return to

September 27, 2006 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

Having lived the majority of 2005 in Hong Kong for my exchange program and internship, I am very familiar with the city and grew rather attached to some aspects of it. Therefore, I am very happy to being going back to Hong Kong late next week. So this post is All the Things I Love […]

Death-Defying Traffic in China

September 26, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences | by TofflerN

Traffic in Shanghai and Beijing, and presumably in all overcrowded megacities in China, is dangerous, maddening, frightening, bordering on death- defying. Due to lax enforcement, traffic laws are little more than suggestions and lanes no more than distracting lines on the street. The only regulator of traffic seems to be stop lights but motorscooters, bicycles, […]


September 25, 2006 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

中国的朋友们,大家好! 欢迎光临! 我来自美国,现居住在上海。2006年5月, 我毕 业于坐落在洛杉矶的南加州大学(University of Southern California) 国际 商务专业。 2006年7月我来到上海居住。 我在上海开办了自己的公司,成为了一名企业家。此外,我还教授英文。 我希望你们能够对我的网站发表评论,以帮助我了解你们的想法和观点。你们的任何意见对我来说都非常重要,因为我想要通过自己的blog向世界展现一个真实 的中国。 我希望你们会看英文,并每天关注我的blog.

Always so much to do in Shanghai: events & activities

September 25, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Tourism | by TofflerN

More and more friends and acquaintances are asking me what’s going on, what can we do this week, where to eat, and where to buy something (at least this one makes sense, given my company). I’m not sure why, maybe its because I’ve been here longer than many of them (shocking isn’t it, considering I’ve […]

Qibao — a Shanghai water town

September 24, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Tourism | by TofflerN

Since Shanghai is situated in a delta (the Yangtze Delta, to be exact) the natural landscape is extremely flat. Also because of its location on a delta and because people have been living in the region for hundreds of years, there are small ‘water towns’ in Shanghai’s suburbs and in the surrounding region. These water […]

How I’ve benefitted from going abroad

September 23, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Learning through Foreign Cultures | by TofflerN

Ways that I’ve benefitted from spending time abroad: Independence: Spending significant time in time-zones vastly different from that of my parents’ has allowed me to develop into my own person. Without their nearness, I have become more independent, resourceful, and capable. I also now have my own aspirations, hopes, dreams, views, and opinions. Name Brands: […]

Establishing a New Blog

September 22, 2006 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Well although this website was much easier to setup than my other one (, it has been utterly time consuming, and obviously I still have some kinks to work out. Nonetheless, here we go… When I first mentioned the idea of going independent and severing ties to xanga, my friend Luke told me, if you’re […]