Shanghai | Week 4 (6/19-6/26)


A letter to Gong Gong, a Mother & Baby Market seminar, dinner and ice cream with my Chinese teacher, and a visit to Longhua Temple. 


 Rainy walk after work.   

Rainy walk after work.   


 An example of a typical lunch at work - ordered in Cantonese food. 

An example of a typical lunch at work - ordered in Cantonese food. 


Interesting projects I got to be involved in at work this week include:

  • Creating questions for an interview of a client via WeChat & using interview content to create a summary description of the client's brand identity and message
  • Participating in a brainstorming meeting of different possible brand names for a client that was striving to be a multi-layered retailer; later, wrote consolidated descriptive blurbs about the concept of each brand name option and compiled them into a slide deck

 Rush hour at the metro station after work. 

Rush hour at the metro station after work. 


 While waiting to meet a friend at Qibao station, I sat down and decided to spend about 40 minutes handwriting a letter to my late Gong Gong (I know, I know - my written Chinese is full of mistakes, haha). When I came back to Texas, I sent this handwritten letter to my Po Po at the beginning of August in celebration of Gong Gong's birthday celebration and third anniversary of his passing. 

While waiting to meet a friend at Qibao station, I sat down and decided to spend about 40 minutes handwriting a letter to my late Gong Gong (I know, I know - my written Chinese is full of mistakes, haha). When I came back to Texas, I sent this handwritten letter to my Po Po at the beginning of August in celebration of Gong Gong's birthday celebration and third anniversary of his passing. 


 Dinner at mall near Qibao station. 

Dinner at mall near Qibao station. 


 Had dinner and ice cream with Ela, my Chinese teacher, and other classmates.  She talked about her love life, school, academic major, and the fact the she wanted to bring frozen durian next class and have one of my classmates, John, bring and play his guitar. 

Had dinner and ice cream with Ela, my Chinese teacher, and other classmates.  She talked about her love life, school, academic major, and the fact the she wanted to bring frozen durian next class and have one of my classmates, John, bring and play his guitar. 


 Taken on the way to work. 

Taken on the way to work. 


Mother & Baby Market Seminar

Attended and took notes at a Mother & Baby Market event with my supervisor, where people from different companies spoke and showcased various research, products, and services related to the Baby & Maternity industry. 


Lunch at Nanjing Impressions (南京大排档)


 Peeking through kaleidoscopes at K11 Art Mall.

Peeking through kaleidoscopes at K11 Art Mall.


 Napoleon dessert from Jade Garden. 

Napoleon dessert from Jade Garden. 

 Pineapple melon bun dessert from Jade Garden. 

Pineapple melon bun dessert from Jade Garden. 


 Dim Sum (点心) meal at Lynn sponsored by Absolute Internship. 

Dim Sum (点心) meal at Lynn sponsored by Absolute Internship. 


Longhua Temple (龙华寺)