The Baby Ness Bear

The Babyness Bear

Baby Ness Comes for a Visit to the Office in Shanghai

Baby Ness Comes for a Visit to the Office in Shanghai

The Babyness Bear Toured our office today. He gave out balloons and we took his picture. Cute.




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Day One at the Portman Ritz in Shanghai


Day 1 in Shanghai

Luggage Stack

Just a few pieces of Luggage

I arrived yesterday with all of my baggage in tow. So happy everything arrived safely. See picture attached. Thank heaven for Pilates so that I could stack all of my bags.

I took a walk trying to reset my circadian rhythm and noticed that I saw 4 Starbucks during my walk but only one nail salon.

Bear, Not Dog

This is a Bear Breed…

I also saw this cute little bear breed dog. I could easily sneak this little cutey into the hotel with me-look at that little dog. I am thinking of bringing Lilo with me in the Spring-but she will need to diet to fit on the plane.

Today I had the physical.
It took about 90 minutes-I am not sure if I am super impressed by the workings of the Chinese government or freaked out. The place was wall to wall people but my escort Tim, told me today was a slow day because of the holiday. In 90 minutes, I met with the Chinese official to file my paperwork in order to receive my work VISA. The physical was interesting and freaky- we had to cover our shoes with plastic shoe bags and then change into a ‘one size fits all’ robe which did not fit the European men going through the process-embarrassing for all. I had my measurements taken(I am so on a diet), eyes checked, an EKG, a chest X-ray, blood taken, and an ultrasound of my lungs-for less than $100 USD. All of those medical exams would have been more than $1000 USD at home.

The thing that freaked me out was

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