Why are you here?
You see it on a lot of people’s faces in this city. Not everyone, but I’d say most people that have been here for less than 5 years. This look, between foreigners. I look that says: “I know why I’m here, but how did you end up here?” Because no one just happens to end up in Shanghai, sure there are people who are sent here for work, come here on vacation and never leave or are in search of financial opportunities but this is land very different to the Western world that many of these people came from.
You have to WANT to be in Shanghai to end up here.