In the lift this week:
I got to ride up to my flat with both Brad Pitt and a number of scooters. Since parking in the subterranean garage costs money, and scooters are stolen constantly in Shanghai, people just walk them through the lobby, into the elevator, and park them in their apartment entryway. The fact that (a highly photoshopped) Brad Pitt is being used for advertising in China is quite interesting. After he made the film Seven Years in Tibet, China banned him from entering the country. Curiouser and curiouser.