You can actually create your own msoquito repellents. It's cheap and it usually works in most homes. Do remember that they dilute if you go swim, add sun lotion and sweat. You should also check adding these oils on a small area first to see if you're allergic to it.
These rules have to be observed in order to avoid food poisoning and other serious infections transferred through food. Improper cooked or prepared food can be deadly and it’s estimated that 0.05% of deaths in the western world is related to poor food handling.
Foreign residents who have been in the city since October 1 with valid passports and visas, but haven't registered at communities where they live, are still eligible for free Shanghai World Expo tickets.
The tickets, being given to foreigners who have lived in Shanghai for six months as of March 31, are being distributed to households.
It is a common misunderstanding in especially Shanghai, that ayi's are pretty good. But if you think about the work they do; I am specifically thinking about the quality of work, and then the salary they get in comparison to a fresh graduate with a Master Degree.
The fresh graduate gets no more than RMB 4.000,- a month, and he/she has to work 10-12 hours a day, sometimes 6 days a week. The ayi has no education, and she's usually from another city and for them Shanghai has become a goldmine.