Hi! I just got back from the young and vibrant Shanghai City. I was smitten by the beauty of Shanghai and if ever I would leave Manila for an overseas assignment, Shanghai is on top of my list. The Shanghai city skyline is one of the best in the world. I was fortunate to have seen this magnificent beauty and capture it with my camera. It was a short business trip so I did not really have the time to explore. I have a few photos to share with you and I do hope I get to have a chance to go back to explore this city. I love Manila but Shanghai is number 2 in my list of favorite cities in the world.
Just one unsolicited advice, the new generation of Filipinos need to learn Mandarin. There is no doubt in my mind that China will be the next economic super power and Shanghai is a glimpse of China’s dominance in the future. The next generation of global Filipinos will be speaking three languages English, Tagalog and Mandarin to become successful in this information age. I would make sure that my son, Aidan would learn to speak Mandarin. ( Let me know your reaction to this… )

Shanghai is photogenic with awesome buildings with fresh air and blue sky as background.

I was excited and proud to see Jollibee in Shanghai. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to eat in Jollibee during my trip.

Taichi exercising folks are a common sight in Shanghai.

Bikes and Motorcycles contributes to the clean air atmosphere in this city.

I love Shanghainese food and this is a glimpse of the menu from Tan Wai Lou fine dining restaurant.

Even the hole-in-the-wall 4 table shanghainese restaurants have cult following so we have to go in early to get a table.

Sweet soy sauce crunchy chicken– I’ve never tasted a chinese cuisine this good.

Si Chuan Fish — I love spicy food and I was craving for this type of food!

Si Chuan Chicken — Sweet and Chili Chicken is not enough to describe this dish. I’m missing it already.

I love Shanghai because of their food. I was wondering where can I get authentic shanghai dishes or even si chuan dishes in Manila to satisfy my craving? Please please let me know.