Shanghai is ‘mafan’

A great word to know if you ever visit Shanghai is ‘mafan’, which basically means ‘annoying’ or ‘troublesome’. Everything here is quite a bit more mafan than I’m used to. For example, there is serious construction going on everywhere around me, including right above my friend Matt’s apartment where I’m staying. Every morning I wake up to ‘bam-bam-BAM’ ‘zzzzRRRRRRzzzz’ and other wonderful sounds – the noise is unbelievably loud, so I’ve started sleeping with my headphones on which helps a little.

Regardless of the mafan here, I’m having a fantastic time – Matt and his girlfriend Vicky have been showing me around this massive, chaotic city, and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it (except perhaps the morning parts).

More Stephanie H

I had quite the adventure running around with Stephanie this weekend taking photos. We visited several interesting locations, including the ‘Cathedral of Junk‘ and the remaining rubble of ‘The Bitter End‘ restaurant which burned down a couple of years ago and is finally being demolished. Not only is Stephanie a great model, she’s a great photographer as well, and has been teaching me all kinds of new things about model photography and photoshop.