After our shenanigans in Beijing, we were pretty sure that the more international and generally more western city of Shanghai could provide more fun or at least more familiar experiences. We found a little convenience store kitty-corner to our hotel, so Rebecca Shoval ’08, Sun Managing Editor, and I went over there to grab some drinks. Rebecca was the person on our trip arguably most interested in doing what the Chinese do, so she picked out a random liquor and some Diet Cokes (which are harder to come by in China for some reason.) We went back up to our room and she mixed some “ ________ and Cokes,” and we continued to getting ready. She tasted hers and made a sort of squelching noise that can’t have been good for her esophagus.