I got a laowai (老外) cup

I usually go for a cup of coffee after lunch at Secret Recipe near Zhang Jiang subway station before heading back to the office. Still, given that Secret Recipe was crowded on that day (January 31), I decided to go for a coffee at Starbucks. So far, this does not look unusual to the reader,, … Read more

After Tunisia, Is Egypt next?

This is the big question these days in the newsmedia. After Tunisia’s revolution, it looks like a domino effect is taking place in the Middle East and Egypt seems to be the next country to follow. After about nine days of continuous popular uprising against Egypt’s Mubarak, things seem to have taken a dramatic turn … Read more

Tunisian revolution: a look back

Exactly two weeks ago, dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country after a people uprising of more than four weeks. I was glued to Facebook and Twitter ever since it all started with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi (may he rest in peace) (which sparkled the ignition for this revolution) to follow the latest … Read more

Back to (visiting) my former university in Tunis

Today, I decided to make a trip and visit my former university (Faculty of Sciences of Tunis), where I did my BSc of Computer Sciences. I graduated from there in 2002, so eight years later, many things have changed there. As I was walking around, old memories kept on coming back like the amphitheaters where … Read more

From Pudong to Puxi by ferry

I have been in Shanghai for more than three and a half years now, and my transportation choices were always limited to Bus, Subway or Taxi. However, today, I decided to give a try at another means of transportation, which is … Ferry. As weird as it sounds, it is not possible to go by … Read more

My first post

I never had a “proper” blog until today. Hopefully from now on, I will be able to blog on a more regular basis. 🙂