Monthly Archives: August 2011

vancl.com

i have discovered on-line shopping in China. i have also found enabling friends who are willing to translate product descriptions and reviews for me and let me buy through their accounts. DANGER, y’all.

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starbucks in china

i can get a bowl of hand-pulled noodles for less than $1 at the school cafeteria, and — for better or for worse — that has become my standard for all prices here in China. it’s become my own little … Continue reading

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smelly anniversary

consummate consumer and The Husband were married one year ago today. we had plans to celebrate by going to Modern Toilet, but instead had to celebrate in our dorm room when i came down with an unpleasant chinese cold*. so … Continue reading

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this thing changed my life

oh, how interesting. did the consummate consumer get a new tennis racquet in china? or is this a badminton racquet, perhaps? is she suddenly really into exercising or something? mwahahaha, no, my friends. this is something far more amazing. this is … Continue reading

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chinese yogurt: i love thee

it’s official: china has the most amazing yogurt. this one also has the most amazing name: “Classy Kiss” — as opposed to, you know, the not-so-classy kind. what that has to do with yogurt, I have no idea. but the … Continue reading

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another day, another shopping excursion

yesterday, i went out to Rainbow Mall with a few new friends from the program. as usual, we took a cab from the school to the shopping area (less than $5 round-trip). one of the first things we did after … Continue reading

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grocery shopping in shenzhen

we dared to venture off campus yesterday into the gritty village beyond the campus walls. but first, we stopped by a neighboring Harbin University’s food court for some early dinner. we had all this for about $5 — it probably … Continue reading

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*real* shopping in shenzhen

i can be a bit of an agoraphobe sometimes, and being in a new environment can exacerbate those tendencies. but i am married to my exact opposite, and he decided yesterday that we should break out of our little apartment … Continue reading

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ni hao!

hello friends, greetings from china! the husband and i have safely arrived in shenzhen. our apartment is on the peking university campus, and we have several food courts and convenience stores outside our building. but because school isn’t officially open … Continue reading

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gourmet on the go: part 2

Sara of Kickass Cupcakes sent me this enlightening message about why I’ve been seeing gourmet food trucks all over the place. Thank you Sara!! Hi Eunnie- You’re seeing food trucks all over Boston now because the City just made it … Continue reading

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