My little trip to the United States for some rest and relaxation was both restful and relaxing, but now I’m back (alas, even the best of vacations have to end sometime it seems). A big thanks to Kenneth Tan and our lovely contributors for holding down the fort the last month! In case you were on a long trip out of the ‘Hai like me, here’s some highlights from the past few weeks:
- We covered the rise of the Obama Club, debated it’s message of change to the Shanghai nightlife scene, showed you videos of its insides and heard from the designers (who insisted they didn’t design the parts we found tacky).
- After years of preparation, the Shanghai World Expo opened with a bang and managed to fit in 200,000 people its first day! It’s been giving us a ton of crap to cover since, what with angry Expo volunteers being harmonized, miffed Czech Commissioner Generals, really unclassy insults hurled at the German Pavilion and so much more! In fact, you can read it all here.
- We went to the Great Global Kiss-in in Shanghai, which commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia. Shanghai was the only Asian city out of about 60 around the world to take part… so kudos to us (and all you sexy kissers).
- We got excited about China’s Got Talent!, an actual legitimate Britain’s Got Talent copycat. Unfortunately, our giddiness was soon marred by news that the producers and judges are bigoted against transexuals and fat people, which made it so schadenfreudetastic when their mailbox got hacked.
- We raised an eyebrow at City Weekend editor Nick Taylor’s experience with Velvet Lounge double charging him… and then raised the other when City Weekend harmonized his story after Velvet Lounge complained.
That was just a smattering of great posts from the last month. If you want to read more, check out the site archives!