Lately I rediscovered my childhood’s passion for painting thanks to my friend and Art Zone 523 gallery. Art Zone 523 is located in a cool and modern district of Shanghai and this month everyone who is interested in art or simple enjoys painting (as I do) is welcome to come by and paint. I find it very relaxing and so different from my usual life in Shanghai. This city can be so chaotic and living on a campus means that you’re constantly surrounded by people, not mentioning the amazing (and very loud) Shanghainese nightlife. So painting in peaceful and inspiring atmosphere is a quiet unique thing to do. I’ve already been there twice and I can’t wait to go back.