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Shanghainese ballet

Thanks to the holiday break, I’ve been enjoying my week off of work. Taurin got me a sound system for an early Christmas gift, so I’ve been blasting music and cleaning my place. I rearranged some furniture as well. Here are some self-portraits from my living room!


These wool shoes from Hongkong are so comfortable


A couple people have asked me what I do for living. Well, I’m a full-time teacher! I work at a big international school in Shanghai owned by the Chinese government. Last week we had a winter talent show, and it was really adorable. I’m still not sure how I feel about the bright red backdrop..


On Monday my co-workers and I headed to the center to see Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by a local ballet troupe. They also had a bright backdrop. I suppose red is a lucky color!


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    December 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i'm loving all your recent entries!

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    December 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Cool ballerina pics! wow!

    following your blog now, hope you do the same for mine : )


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    jada and jon
    December 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    love the amazing colors!


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    December 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    looovely post!

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    December 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Instead of seeing the Nutcracker with my family I tried to go to the Bull Run Festival of Lights, but the traffic was backed up miles and miles so we went to a crazy lit up house instead, and they had literally a hundred vintage plastic light-up santas in the front yard with a big sign above them that said "Santa Town." It was weird. Anyway, still loving the last photo.

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    D E E R
    December 24, 2010 at 7:44 am

    That ballet is too funny…Just in case you forgot where you were….The wall can remind you. Have a happy holidays dear. Enjoy the break and eat lots of yummy food. <3

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    December 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The Nutcracker with the red backdrop is such an interesting twist! You always see an icy/blue backdrop. Also, I have been looking for shoes like your black ones forever! They seem comfortable but still have a little bit of a wedge heel that isn't like "omg wedge heel"–I like that its subtle 🙂


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    December 24, 2010 at 9:40 am

    You've got a really lovely blog. Its so organized and clean haha. I noticed in your about me that you were in mexico city now in shanghai, thats so awesome!! The ballet looked really beautiful as well (:

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    December 24, 2010 at 9:59 am

    love love love those shoes!!!!

    merry christmas!

    xx christie

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    Jazzy E (hivennn)
    December 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

    beautiful x hivennn.

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    December 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely shoes!
    Please check out/follow my blog-love yours!


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    December 26, 2010 at 7:31 am

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    The Fashion Writress
    December 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Amazing, that ballet performance!!! Love ur pics girl 🙂

    U've got a new follower <3


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    Hope Adela
    December 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    cute shoes! i love watching ballets! =)

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    Fashion Fabrice
    December 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    great pictures! I love that couch you're sitting in:) And the wedges are lovely:) You have an amazing blog! Im so hapy i ran into it! It's a great read! Your posts are great and i toally like your style:)
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    Have a fabulous day!

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    Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys
    December 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I like your cute colourful living room! And those lovely shoes!

    Are you an English teacher? I was for three years or so, and I expect I will be again at some point…

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    December 29, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Nice shoes..realy great designs..

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    December 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Love the last photos!

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