A small traffic accident in Shanghai and the big pain after

A few days ago I was in a seemingly small traffic accident here in Shanghai. In previous posts I have written about the craziness of driving a scooter in this city, the fact that you as a driver really have to be awake and prepared for anything to happen, literally anything. I am grateful that this time I was not on the scooter but instead in the back of a car.

The car I was sitting in was driving a long peacefully when suddenly we were overtaken by a taxi. The back of the taxi touched the front of our car as the taxi was moving back into the lane. The taxi spun around and crashed into an iron cast fence. We ended up stopping abruptly against a big tree in the middle of the road after first crashing into the 30 cm high concrete base of the median strip.

I was sitting in the back with the seat belt on but still three days after the accident I can feel in my back, neck and head that something is not right. The impact on the body is much bigger than one can imagine.

I have been to the hospital and did a wide range of examinations and know that there are some damage to the vertebrae of the back and neck. I got some anti-inflammation tablets as well as some strong painkillers. Now it is a waiting game, 3-6 months and hopefully the pain will be gone.

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A good friend in Shanghai

I just wanted to take a few minutes to write this blog post to tell you all about my morning. I am daily dealing with some problems related to my business here in Shanghai and I have been complaining a lot in past posts about the cultural differences and personal communication problems I feel occur daily here.

But today I finally experienced the opposite!

One of the problems I am dealing with for the past weeks finally reached a solution thanks to a Chinese friend of mine here in Shanghai. Before I wouldn’t refer to this person as a friend but after our phone call this morning I feel friend is the correct title.

So the lesson of today, do not judge people of what they did in the past, look at what they do today and decide your feelings towards them based on their latest actions.

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Jogging in Shanghai

Yesterday morning I decided to take charge of my life and health again and not only work 24/7. To achieve more while working I believe the number one key is to be healthy.

So decision made, let’s get healthy again!

Last night I went jogging around the Bund area here in Shanghai and it was awesome! I really enjoyed the 60 minutes run and the air was clean and it was even sort of warm.

Jogging is a great way to clear the mind from garbage and get back to the state of mind where you need to be, to be happy and focused and be more certain about what to do and how to do it. I am not saying that one hour run is enough, to keep the mind happy and healthy the exercise need to become a daily routine.

I will keep posting here from time to time to keep you all up-to-date about my new healthy life! Do you want to go jogging with me here in Shanghai? Send me an e-mail and let’s get healthy together!

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