Category Archives: Literal

Colorful Disco Twinkle, The Bund

I got back from my Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Hong Kong trip just in time for the Dior Homme afterparty on the Bund last night… I was so exhausted I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but after reviewing my pictures from … Continue reading

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You Are Not My Father, South Bund

Yesterday I participated in the first “Blog Talks” event organized by Sandy Chu of I really enjoyed presenting CPHNS (as well as and, but I also loved hearing other people talk about their blogs and why they … Continue reading

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One Fine Day on “Cheap Road”, Zha Bei District

Aside from super feminine and slightly ridiculous styles on Qi Pu Lu, I also came across a good amount of literal t-shirts. This one, which read “YOU, ONE FINE DAY, ME”, was one of my favorites, although the Chinese girl … Continue reading

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Strawberry Music Festival, Pudong

Rambunctious Chinese youth and music enthusiasts traveled all the way to Pudong for the three-day Strawberry Music Festival this past holiday weekend. It was my first time attending such a festival in China, and I have to say I was … Continue reading

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Pretty Fly for a Little Guy, French Concession

Shanghai Fashion Week FW12 starts April 11th, which is technically tomorrow!! That means it’s time for another week of a few great shows and a lot of mediocre ones, but the true show is outside the tents… However, I’ve never … Continue reading

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April Fools, from China

What do you think of when you see this Chinese lady? You probably don’t think of this: But this is no April Fools’ Day joke, this is real life in China. Respect.

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Funky Punk Gangsta, Xin Tian Di

There’s not much else to say, as his coat says it all.

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Leap Day 2012

It’s Leap Day (and CPHNS’s 200th post) everyone!! Today is an extra day we’ve all earned from getting through the past four years, so I propose we literally leap for joy on this special extra day like the Chinese guy … Continue reading

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Literally Losers, People’s Square

This literally hilarious submission from my friend Nani is of a t-shirt one of her students at Raffles wore to class one day: It reads: “Look at all these losers you find them everywhere”. Although not very nice, I would … Continue reading

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Literally Wishing You “Gong Xi Fa CAI”, Greater China

It’s officially 2012 on the East Side!! The streets are littered with red paper and the people living here slightly more deaf than before, but China will be mostly cleaned by daybreak and people should mostly have their hearing back. … Continue reading

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