Sunday, July 10, 2005


Slow Day In Shanghai?

Just say no to news stories about Beijing on Shanghai community news sites.

Wubi-ist is disturbed to notice that posts on Shanghai community news site Shanghaiist (Shanghaiist is a website about Shanghai.) have taken a turn towards national news, and in particular news coming out of Our Neighbor To The North (the notorious B.E.I.J.I.N.G.). Sure, Danny Did It, but unless there are substantiated rumors that he's going to do it over the Suzhou Creek, it doesn't really affect Wubi-ist's social schedule. And yeah, the Beijing Tigers could win the Milky Way Series but Wubi-ist couldn't care less; we're rooting for the Shanghai Sharks et al.

Yeah, I know, Wubi-ist is supposed to be a contributor. And anything Wubi-ist writes will definitely be a local Shanghai story. So we'd better get moving. Especially since the official launch is coming sometime in the next 36 hours. What Wubi-ist would really like to do is bring some articles to the weblog that only a Chinese-literate contributer could write. Every time Wubi-ist buys a paper, we see an article or two that we would like to partially translate and write up for our weblog; Wubi-ist thinks those would make nice Shanghaiist posts.


At Jul 11, 2005, 4:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is a Wubi?

And just so you know, it wasn't Shanghaiist's idea for everyone to refer to themselves as Shanghaiist. That was Gothamist.

And the Shanghai Sharks play basketball.

And, most importantly, we are all anxiously awaiting Micahist's Shanghaiist debut. And we are confident he can find creative ways to write around any absurd first/third person referencing.

At Jul 11, 2005, 5:52:00 PM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

Hehe, I wasn't implying that I dislike the third-person writing style of Gothamist and Co, just warming up for a post in that style.

The Sharks do play basketball, I was just too lazy to look up the SH soccer team, hence the et al.

Wu Bi = 无比, a pair of characters that literally mean "without comparison" and is used in combination with adjectives to make four-character phrases that mean "the most ___".

At Jul 12, 2005, 8:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not soccer, either.

The Beijing Tigers play baseball.

And their Shanghai "rivals" are the Shanghai Eagles.

Although the Shanghai team is historically pretty bad.

Could be why no one knows they exist.

At Jul 31, 2005, 6:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

i still haven't gotten around to reading the rest of this post, but everybody knows, the true definition of "wubi" is "any thing like Linus's security blanket"! :O


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