Day 50

Shanghai Lockdown Day 50: Big (free) food deliveries today from the government and “The Foundation,” our employer. Includes a huge bottle of caramel popcorn.

Day 43 Tension Rising Story

Shanghai Lockdown Day 43 ”Tension Rising” story: Warning: Mom, you may not want to read this. Ignore language. So, that man—168-201 Roy—sent out this pic of me. He’s telling a community group of 374 people how my—“a male foreigner”—mask was only over my mouth. In his post just below photo, he adds an “@,” addressing…

Day 43: Tension Rising

Shanghai Lockdown Day 43: Tension Rising He took my pic, so we went to his door and took his. Then, the crap hit the fan…but all’s well that ends well, okay😃😃

Into The Underground

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 35: “Runners Find a Way” Note: Thank you for reading! 0548am and I was out the door, running. Shanghai Lockdown Day 35. The security apparatus in these past few days especially required me to try an early run on for size. The rules have tightened after three Covid cases were found…


Shanghai Lockdown, Day 34: YES! Our company delivered two large bags of foods and toiletries, including this great Japanese cereal. Ordered two bags three weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. But finally got some. Traded that big box of non-vegan yogurt with a neighbor for a variety of veggies. Going to trade the coffee…

Day 27

Day 27 Pretty much sums up my feelings about it today.But I did run my .29 mile short loop nearby for 1 hour 31 minutes 17 seconds. 2 minutes after, announcements to stay inside started up again. Didn’t hear those at all yesterday or this morning.

Hysteria or Just Dancing?

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 26: Some people are not in their best moodin lockdown times….or, maybe they just like dancing in public? Note: I cannot confirm location.

Bartering Days

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 23: Top: Bartered 10 eggs and a packet of chicken flesh (received against my wishes) for 2 bags of PEANUTS.Finally found some! Some may say I got a raw deal, price-wise. But in lockdown times, these are hard to come by and they’re a staple snack of mine. Bottom: 10 more…

Day 22

Just another normal day of picking up a grocery order. Just like in the U.S., or New Zealand, right? Note: Stricter line up procedure now and more hazmat equipment. Shanghai Lockdown ‘22: Day 22


Shanghai Lockdown, Day 20: I rush to crouch down between edge of the track path and the row of hedges. A government official or community volunteer—pretty much synonymous—approaches, bullhorn blaring that blasted announcement telling us to not go outside. A young boy of around 9 rushes over next to me, lowering his head. He is…

Day 19

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 19:Touching moment An elder couple living with two grandkids does not really know how to buy foods online. Especially in this lockdown scenario, we are looking out for each other so Serena and I brought over a box of foods my colleague did not want. The grandparents were touched and kept…