Hello! My name is Emily.
My Shanghai friends call me Crimson, therefore the name of this blog.

Here’s a few things that I think distinguish me from others:

– I’m am an early bird, but a late bloomer.

– I write my shopping lists on the back of my hands and avoid subways like the plague.

– I am the only person in Shanghai without a Mac Book, I think.

– a friend once said about me: ‘Crimson doesn’t organize events, events organize her.’ and I think that’s pretty accurate.

– I like drawing ballpointpen smileys on my knees.

– If I could choose just one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be sweet potatoes.
If could listen to just one song … ah, nah. What a terrible imagination, having to listen to the same song for the rest of my days.

– K-Pop is my guilty pleasure.

– My childhood heroes taught me two things about life:
‘Unverhofft kommt oft’, (expect the unexpected), and
‘der Sinn des Lebens ist Abendbrot’ (the sense of life is dinner), and until today these remain my two favorite life lessons.

– Apart from that, Adam Green once sang the following wise words: ‘not so many strawberries grow in the sea.’, and I can absolutely subscribe to that.

– If I could send a message to my 15-year-old self, I would tell her to care less about becoming thin and pretty and to please please stop listening to Enter Shikari.

– If I could send a message to my 30-year-old self, I’d ask her if Quater-life crisis is a real thing and whether this friggin’ pandemic is over yet.

So that’s me! I’ll leave the rest to yourself. Make yourself at home in the crimson casa, take a seat and a beer from the fridge. I’ll be reading a book in the kitchen and hope you enjoy the crimson perspective.