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How About Girls in Shanghai

29<Shanghai Girls> is a 2009 novel by Lisa See, this novel is committed to her cousin, the novel mainly describe 21 year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, their lives both are lovely, contemporary, and carefree until their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he should sell them as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to seek out Chinese brides. Pearl and her sister set out on the journey of a lifetime, from their own country towards the shores of America. Though they are the inseparable and best pals, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face extremely hard alternatives, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but the two heroines of this outstanding novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls. The novel obtained an Honorable Mention through the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. “Shanghai Girls” is really a well-woven narrative that flows properly and Lisa See credibly evokes the bond among two sisters, whose enjoy for each other is powerful, yet also fraught by rivalries. This can be not just a story about siblings for it’s also in regards to the clash among East and West as the sisters struggle to discover their footing in a new world. Continue reading

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Chinese New Year’s Eve at Bar Rouge in Shanghai

Time:

February 9, 2013 – February 10, 2013

Saturday   9:30 PM – Sunday 4:00 AM

Introduction of Bar Rouge

18Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife, with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays and always runs early in the morning on Friday and Saturday. This bar must-visit for out-of-towners sampling the high end of Shanghai nightlife.

BAR ROUGE Address:

Bar Rouge 7/F, Bund 18 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu Shanghai, China

Shanghai, Shanghai

Details of Activity

This Saturday sees off the dragon year, whereas Bar Rouge will be fully prepped to welcome all of you and celebrate this most important Chinese festival in a fabulous way. Enjoy the amazing skyline view from our legendary terrace, get ready for our stunning performances, have a sip of champagne – the best tradition only available in Bar Rouge! Dress up in your favorite costume, snake dance with our resident DJ spinning the best tunes.

Note:

Cover: Free entrance until Midnight if you RSVP at cny@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise 100RMB.

For table bookings please call: 139 1648 9071

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Happy Spring Festival in Shanghai

Spring Festival is also acknowledged as Chinese New Year, it truly is one of the most widely-celebrated and most important festivals in China. In Chinese culture, the celebrations of Spring Festival can last for more than twenty days. 2013 would be the Year of the Snake and also the first day of the new lunar year will start on February 10th, lasting for 20 days. all the celebrations in Shanghai are associated to sacrificing to deities, ancestors, and Buddha, cleaning away the dirt on the past 12 months, and welcoming the new year, happiness and good fortune.

The Spring Festivals held in Shanghai every year has the features on the city itself. Old Shanghai and conventional Chinese culture are stored beneath the contemporary and extraordinary rises of the city. Spring Festival in Shanghai isn’t as same as it in Beijing. Spring Festival in Shanghai has its own characteristics. After “sacrificing to the Kitchen God”, all people will be very busy to get the 51preparations for Spring Festival. They’d acquire a variety of foodstuffs which is necessary in the course of Spring Festival and grind powder to create rice dumping or rice cake, together with the former meaning “unity” as well as the latter implying “joyance” and “progress”. Meanwhile, they would put together new garments, caps and shoes. Beauty of New Year’s Eve is displayed after the nightfall. All family members would get together in house; these staying in other areas would try out their best to come back property and spend New Yr days with their loved ones. They would sit around the table, possessing New Year’s Eve dinner. With the midnight, some people would head for temples in the downtown spot to burn up “the 1st Incense”. In the first day of New Year, Some people would stroll about in the open air; many of them would pay a visit to Town God Temple and West Backyard. Continue reading

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