Monthly Archives: September 2011

things people like in china

i have lived in Shenzhen about 1.5 months now, and during this time, i have observed that the following are quite popular in China: Abercrombie and Fitch. people of all ages, gender, and style wear A&F here. we noticed this … Continue reading

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retail therapy

i was having a bad day, so i bought this dress from Nordstrom.com. i know, i know, i have a serious problem. i’m trying, but it’s just so hard. i’m sorry. you don’t understand what it’s like  — sometimes i get this uncontrollable thirst for … Continue reading

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freebies in asia

one of the major differences between shopping in asia and shopping in america is that in asia, consumers are often getting fun freebies with purchases. many retailers have a little reward system set up that allows you to earn gifts … Continue reading

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obsession: SKG Electric Stock Pot

living without a kitchen has made me a very happy woman for the most part, because there is 1. no cooking. 2. no cleaning. 3. (virtually) no grocery shopping 4. no rotting stuff in the fridge/garbage and 5. did i mention no … Continue reading

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a black hole called Luohu

a couple weekends ago, The Husband and i finally made our way to Luohu Commercial City, a magical 5-floor mall full of counterfeit everything. it was… i don’t know… like being in a casino, where you lose all sense of … Continue reading

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don’t flaunt what you don’t got

you know what makes me mad? so so mad? when retailers mislead me. when they put a picture of a lovely outfit that they are not selling. Banana Republic, i am looking at you! that awesome, vintage-y wool suit you … Continue reading

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bare-bottom babies in china

there are a lot of interesting, weird, somewhat amazing things about china, but if you asked me to choose just one, i’d say it’s the bare-bottom babies. they are everywhere — these half naked, diaper-less babies, no more than 6 … Continue reading

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green hats in china (Nike’s folly — possibly)

The Husband is a huge Celtics fan, and in the U.S., he is rarely seen without his green Celtics cap. in china, however, wearing a green hat has other implications. basically, you are announcing to the world that your wife/girlfriend/whatever is cheating … Continue reading

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how did i ever live without you?

if you’re east asian and you have an east asian mom, you’ve probably used /seen/smelled tiger balm at some point in your life. i don’t remember the last time i used it, i don’t remember what i used it for, … Continue reading

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toilet seats in china

i’ve been in China for about a month now, and i’ve used several different toilets in several different places. and i’ve noticed that every single one of those toilets have seats that are smaller than the bowls (see picture). i’m … Continue reading

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