After months of trying to adapt to my new environment- the food, the people, the streets, the buildings; I still miss my home. The locals here are terrible. Believe me, when I say terrible I mean really terrible. Although some of them are actually quite decent and all but majority of people are just…
The first thing that I spotted about people here that they really like talking loudly. When I was walking towards MRT station, a man was talking on a phone and he could be heard from across the station. He was literally screaming. But what is absurd to me that was nobody was ever glancing at him. It was like him talking loudly, or I might say screaming, is just a normal thing.
The second thing that I really really hate is that they just like to spit everywhere. It was unbelievable that they even spit on airport floor and on the train. It is just so disgusting and not hygienic. On top of that, the taxi here.. CRAZY! They drive like super fast and the driver just doesn’t care about the passenger if they are nausea or not. That is why I prefer riding the MRT rather than taking a cab.
But on the other hand, the food here and the shopping places are amazing. I can find a lot of shopping stores that are high-end that I cannot find back at my home town. But things here are really expensive (branded clothes and bags). When you come to Shanghai, I recommend to NOT try Shanghai traditional food in the streets unless it’s famous or there are a lot of positive comments on either forums or blogs. The reason why I say this is because the taste of their local food is entirely different that the ones I had back at home and in the other countries as Chinese food at other countries are already modified to suit the taste of that country itself. I have tried several dim sum and Chinese food along the streets and even in the restaurants, they were not as great as I tasted back in my country. You need to believe me cause, I’m half Chinese. And after a lot of effort spent on finding Indonesian restaurants in Shanghai, my friends and I finally found one. It’s not as good and rich in spices as back at home but, it will do, for now.
Here are some of the pictures taken.