On November 15th, 20 guytais (along with assorted visiting fathers-in-law and daughters) were provided with a guided tour of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center by its owner, Yang Pei Ming. After a quick tour of Chinese history and a look-see of the ~500 posters and prints on display (and a few purchases in the adjoining gift shop), the group adjourned to lunch with a six-beer degustation at the nearby Boxing Cat Brewery, courtesy of resident brewmaster Michael Jordan.
On Wednesday Oct 24, Seventeen lucky Guy Tai’s spent their afternoon at the Kerry Hotel Parkside learning the basics of making the perfect cocktail. In addition to learning about the origins of the cocktail we obtained a complete education on the do’s and don’ts for making cocktails by the book including the difference between shaken and stirred and how to coat a martini glass with just the right amount of dry Vermouth.
As more professional foreign women are posted to Shanghai, they bring along their trailing spouses known as guy tais who man the home front. Yao Minji says it's a guy thing.
Briton John Downham and Canadian Howard Firestone are separated in age by 15 years and have different backgrounds and careers, but they have formed a firm of unlikely friendship through the Guy Tai Community of Shanghai.