Things that make me happy in Shanghai

It’s funny the things you appreciate when you’re in a whole new world out of your comfort zone!

Gone are the days of Seaford beach walking, cups of teas with the girls, KX Yoga with Maddie and Jo, pretending to help Julie garden, painting my house with Janni and cooking up a feast with Chris…

# One: Social Media

Despite most of my sources of entertainment, stalking or chatting being temporarily gone… I still have viber, skype and pinterest. Therefore I have not quite dropped off the face of the earth.

Despite my horrible china phone, I am getting used to this wechat and meetup business – it’s a source of new friends and a social life!

However, my contribution to china social media needs a bit of work haha

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# Two: Jurlique

I’m enjoying my lengthy (well for me at least) morning and evening routine for facial care – it was so expensive but so worth it… Ahhh, eye cream and facial oil I love you… Don’t even get me started on the Rose facial mist I keep at work.

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# Three: Special K and 3 in 1 latte coffee mix

Not the flashest things around and only healthy in a macca’s do salad kinda way, but for some weird reason I’m looking forward to having these every morning. I’m getting my calcium!!!

# Four: Starbucks

I’ve always been quite anti Starbucks, but it definitely has its place when you’re away from western comforts. Sometimes you just want to know exactly what you are going to get. Plus you seem to find them just at the right time… When I’m lost, exhausted, overwhelmed or in need of wifi for my Aussie phone…

# Five: Walking

Before I left I was getting quite disappointed with my lack of progress on making it towards for aim of 10k steps a day on the jawbone… And it felt so out of my way sometimes to even get to 7k steps.

In Shanghai, I’m loving exploring and there are some really beautiful tree lined streets to get lost in – I guess it’s just more interesting walking around exploring a new place.

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