The Oyster Pail

'The Oyster Pail' is an expatriate's take on Shanghai life. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city.
'The Oyster Pail' is an expatriate's take on Shanghai life. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city.
Look at me (looking at you) (looking at me): Time to let go of toxic comparison - China Opinion
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Look at me (looking at you) (looking at me): Time to let go of toxic comparison

Cycling down Nanchang Road, I saw her: 5ft'something of intense gorgeousness rarely found in the real world. She was beautiful. She was powerful. She was perfect.
Fear in the community: A terrifying tale of The Oyster Pail girl - China Opinion
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Fear in the community: A terrifying tale of The Oyster Pail girl

We're back from a seasonal break, and while privileged to be here, I'm also in a tricky position. Failure frightens me. What about you?
Those that can: the carefree life of teachers - China Opinion
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Those that can: the carefree life of teachers

Teachers aren't superhuman; they're just another form of life. Nevertheless, the good ones do everything in their power to make a sincere difference in the lives of their students.
Beyond the pail: Here's what I haven't told you - China Opinion
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Beyond the pail: Here's what I haven't told you

How Chinese is Chinese when it comes in a Western box?
Nobody speak: the fear of cancel culture - China Opinion
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Nobody speak: the fear of cancel culture

Is cancelation an effective way to hold people to account, or is it punishment without hope of redemption?
Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra - China Opinion
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Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra

When we believe that those who live their dream do so on merit alone, we accept that those who don't couldn't be bothered.
25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah - China Opinion
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25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah

Getting away from it all needn't involve airport security and dodgy tan lines. With a change of view, we can discover rewarding experiences closer to home.
Happy birthday: We're all getting older, so let's end ageism - China Opinion
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Happy birthday: We're all getting older, so let's end ageism

The one thing everyone reading this is going to get? Old. And yet, most of us are scared stiff. Why?
Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us - China Opinion
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Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us

Those that have quit the rat race in favor of a quiet time are loud about the ways rolling hills and babbling brooks cure all ailments. Well, I know bullcrap when I smell it.
From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home - China Opinion
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From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home

Communities are built on the backs of neighborhood entrepreneurs. Spending our money close to home has far-reaching benefits that shopping online or in chain stores can't offer.
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