August 30th, 2005
|08:22 pm - Chris Dickson is the third|
I'm sorry, that should read "Chris Dickson is ill". The MSO was busier, more successful and more fun than I had feared it would be, but while I was there, I picked up some sort of viral infection. I have had a very sore throat for the last 40 hours or so and a malfunctioning nose, which has more recently developed into a headache giving me an extremely restricted attention span, so this will be a very short post. Am sleeping lots, drinking lots of orange juice and had some chicken soup a while back. Will eat chocolate, too. (More prosaically, am taking paracetamol-plus-codeine, and am wondering whether you can safely mix it with ibuprofen.)
Current fascination: World cities. Brussels ahead of Amsterdam? Really?
Latest thing going around LJ is the "snaps cup" meme - post your name and people anonymously compliment you, because random compliments are good. The question I ask - anonymous replies, please, with IPs unlogged - which compliment or compliments would you like to have received as a result of this but have not yet done? Be as vain and as insecure as you feel comfortable with being behind the veil of anonymity.
Current Mood: sick
|Date:||August 31st, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)|| |
I certainly remember Beijing as having much worse pollution.
Maybe Shanghai is just more western. People speak more English and there are more Western chains operating there. It certainly feels like a richer city withs its shops and posh cocktail bars and skyscrapers, and things like public transport are better.
But I've spent more time in Shanghai than in Beijing so maybe I just haven't seen the more upmarket parts of Beijing. Also they've probably both changed significantly the last few years, especially Beijing with the Olympics.
It seems weird comparing them though, they're such different cities.