Today's Sunday and we passed up Cousin H's invitation to a scrumptious "very special and fine" lunch buffet because we prefer to be at Yi's office, to help her with her next project. The office heater is off and my fingers are stiff. I have a sort of heat pack on my back and it feels so weird because my back is hot while my fingers and toes are cold and numb. It's not a good day out because there's a wind. But I'm not complaining because sunshine is forecasted for the next few days and the rain will start just when we leave.
We were at the fabric market this morning, 10 minutes' walk away from Yi's office. You can have a dress made for RMB180/RM90/USD30 in one day! Many gweilos were having their bodies measured, as suits cost only RMB700 (before discount). Shanghai is well known for its barbers, tailors and skilled construction workers.
Zaijian for now as Yi has decided that she can spare some time to take us to some of her favorite places. Shanghai is so different when you have a local to take you around. If you are on a tour, it's a totally different city and you'd go away thinking that all Chinese cities are alike. We can see the difference now.