What a reserve in fortune! Last week I was really stressed and bumbed out, not knowing where I was going to live, and my xbox and iphone stopped working as well.
But yesterday my buddy Brent and I found a nice place (really big, probably the nicest apartment I've ever lived in!) for a reasonable price in a good location. The landlord is also really nice - he even wants to spend time with us (its difficult to leave when we talk to him because he just won't shut up!). He has a son studying in Germany, and he told us that because foreigners are taking such good care of his son while abroad, he also wants to be helpful to foreigners in china.
Finding a landlord that is fair is hard to find in Shanghai.
My xbox will be out of the shop tomorrow, fixed up. And if the internet rumors are true, there is a method for re-activating my iphone coming soon.........
Yesterday we had dinner with the Ayi and her friends. They cooked us really delicious Shanghai dishes, then we drank tea and talked for hours. Good times.