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The Madness Blog

The purpose of this blog is to give an account of my adventures during my stay in Shanghai, China.


Shanghai 2007 - 2008Posted by Gard-H. Madsen Thu, June 05, 2008 11:44:30


Woke at 7.30 a.m. Morning routine.

Met the girls at Bettina’s at 9 a.m. and got to work. We still had half the analysis and the strategy to go through today. The level of detail that we had implemented was followed also today.

We went out for lunch around noon. I went up to Kowloon Ice-house and ordered from there. As I sat waiting for my food, I couldn’t help be amused by the interesting choice of music in the restaurant. A selection of traditional American Christmas songs came blasting out of the speakers as if they were the latest chart toppers. They are bonkers, these Chinese.

After another pleasant lunch in a garden pavilion, we returned to our computers and continued working. Through, hard work, perseverance and vast quantities of sugar, we managed to go through the rest of the paper and called it a day around 9 p.m.

Over the last 50 hours we had trimmed the paper by cutting away over 4000 words and tightening the language to near perfection. Every source has been identified and quotes checked.

I returned to my room, had myself a beer and relaxed a little with an Episode of Boston Legal. In bed at 11 p.m.

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