Before going to the World Wide Pillow Fight, I bought a cheap pillow at IKEA. This was the first time I've been to IKEA in over 15 years.
On the driveway in front of the Shanghai Sculpture Space is a Mercedes carved out of stone.
The lawn in front of the Shanghai Sculpture Space.
More of the lawn in front of the Shanghai Sculpture Space.
A sculpture of a bull that's half mechanical in front of the Shanghai Sculpture Space.
The Shanghai Sculpture Space has a Transformer!
The World Wide Pillow Fight begins.
The pillow fight begins in Shanghai at the World Wide Pillow Fight.
Pillow fight action in Shanghai.
Pillows start to break open at the World Wide Pillow Fight.
More pillow fighting in Shanghai for the World Wide Pillow Fight.
Someone takes a hit to the head with a pillow at the World Wide Pillow Fight.
Two Germans going at it for the World Pillow Fight.
Taking a hit to the head in the pillow fight.
A late comer was first mob attacked and then took center of the circle in a pillow fight match.
A kid passing by wanted to join in and became the center of a pillow fight match.
The kid takes a 'Thunder Crunch' hit by a pillow.
The kid had tenacity... he stuck out the pillow fight to the very end.
Team Purple (they had purple pillows and purple football-face paint) going in for an attack against Team Cushion.
Team Cushion vs. Team Purple at the World Wide Pillow Fight.
World Pillow Fight Day in Shanghai, group photo.
Group photo of the pillow fighters in Shanghai for the World Pillow Fight Day.
Group photo for World Pillow Fight Day, organized by Bad Cat Pros in Shanghai.
Hitting eachother with pillows in the group photo.
Sculptures by Bruce Beasley at the Shanghai Sculpture Space.
George, Brandon, Pung, and Jim out for dinner at Zen in Xintiandi.
George, Brandon, Pung, and Jim before dinner with the DevDiv China leadership team and Team Engineering managers.
A breakfast offering at the cafeteria that no one seems to know an English name for. It's pretty good as things go, especially for this cafeteria.
A fish dish on fire at the 'Secret Garden' restaurant.
The DevDiv China leadership team with Jason Zander and Larry Sullivan for dinner.
The lights at Xujiahui during fog and rain.
Xujiahui at night as seen from Grand Gateway mall.
The subway for Line 1 at People's Square.
Line 1 at People's Square just as the train arrives. It's always busy on Line 1.
The march of people walking from Line 1 to Line 2 at the People's Square metro station.
People walking to Line 2 at the People's Square metro station.
Waiting for the Line 2 train. This is a light crowd before 7:00am when the morning commute starts.
Street food vendors outside the Lujiazui metro station.
The Oriental Pearl Tower as seen from the Lujiazui metro station.
The World Financial Center next to the Jin Mao tower.
The Toyota Coaster that took the PCP team on tour around Shanghai.
Brandon on the Bund with the Huangpu River and Pudong in the background.
The Bund with the Westin Hotel in the background.
Steve is popular. Many locals wanted pictures with him.
Making offerings at the temple of the Jade Buddha.
The temple of the Jade Buddha.
A statue of a protector of Buddha at a temple.
The temple of the Jade Buddha in Shanghai.
A marble Buddha donated by Singapore to China.
Another protector of Buddha.
Selena Wilson, Linda Heffernan, Lynne Hill, Zac Hill, and Brandon Bray at a tea house.
A gateway at the Jade Buddha temple.
The PCP entourage watching the silk strands collected from cacoons.
Silk loom collecting silk strands (with a cool meta-picture).
The two silk worms in a double cacoon used to make silk duvets.
Stretching silk to make a silk duvet.
Stretching silk to make a duvet.
The prices for silk duvets--pay by weight instead of the size.
Selena Wilson at lunch under the picture of Hillary and Bill who had lunch in the same place.
The market square at the Yuyuan Garden.
Coy fish and ducks in the ponds at the Yuyuan Garden.
The outer garden of the Yuyuan Garden.
Scenery at the Yuyuan Garden.
The PCP entourage and Brandon at the Yuyuan Garden.
Brandon and Linda at the Yuyuan Garden. They are not getting married, although marriage customs were discussed all day.
Taking a picture of Steve taking a picture.
Brandon at the Yuyuan Garden.
Bamboo at the Yuyuan Garden.
An interesting gateway between the outer and inner gardens of the Yuyuan Garden.
A dragon wall within the Yuyuan Garden.
The dragon wall at the Yuyuan Garden. The dragon does not have five toes, so it's technically not a dragon and thus the emperor spared the wall from destruction.
Rock formations around the inner garden of the Yuyuan Garden.
One of the set of figures atop the roof around the Yuyuan Garden.
Another pond at the Yuyuan Garden.
Steve and Brandon at the Yuyuan Garden.
The theater with the elevated stage at the Yuyuan Garden. Steve thought it looked like the Globe Theatre in London.
Haibou, the logo for the 2010 World Expo. Haibou is the monster child of Gumby, a smurf, and Bob's Big Boy.
A martial arts demonstration in the market at the Yuyuan Garden. At this moment, it looked more like Tai Chi.
The Oriental Pearl Tower as seen from below.
Linda Heffernan at the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Brandon at the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Haibou in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
The World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Tower as seen from the bottom of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Brandon in front of Haibou. Haibou means baby of the sea.
The Oirental Pearl Tower. Like the Eiffel Tower, it is a TV broadcasting tower.
The World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Tower as seen from the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Linda Heffernan inside the observation deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
The view of the Huangpu River seen from the Oriental Pearl Tower.
The Huangpu River and the Bund as seen from the Oriental Pearl Tower. In the far back, upper left, you can see the sky scrapers next to where I live.
Looking down inside the Jin Mao tower in the Grand Hyatt hotel.
Looking up to the top inside the Grand Hyatt hotel within the Jin Mao tower.
The skyline as seen from Pudong. Many of the lights were turned off.
A "great American achievement"... Hooters is in China. Our culture has been exported!
A sign in the cafeteria at my work building in Shanghai.
The view of the indoor ski area from the bottom of the slope.
While on the moving walkway, the view fo the indoor ski area.
To get up the first third of the slope, we had a moving walkway.
The full slope that can be skiied at the indoor ski area in Shanghai.
The indoor ski area even had jumps, which only snowboarders would really be able to do.
Brandon at the indoor ski area in Shanghai, with the top of the slope behind me.
With the bottom of the slope in the background, Brandon at the indoor ski area in Shanghai.
The outside of the indoor ski area in Shanghai.
Homeless sleeping in the Metro Line 1 station of Xujiahui. I walk by them every morning on the way to work.