Monthly Archives: November 2011

happy cyber monday!

oh, hello! sorry i’ve been MIA. i’ve been too busy traveling around the world and spraying money in four different currencies. the consummate consumer is making a major comeback, y’all! i have lots to talk about, but i need time to … Continue reading

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an american consumer (in china)

i haven’t been writing much lately because… well, i haven’t been shopping very much. at least, i haven’t been shopping very much in china. i’ve been spending most of my time “window-shopping” — going through all my favorite american on-line … Continue reading

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one is the loneliest number

today is 11-11-11, and while americans are celebrating with horror flicks and random promotions by marketing imbeciles like Spirit Airlines, the chinese are celebrating Singles Day, where you eat fried dough sticks in the shape of 1s for breakfast. usually, they … Continue reading

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pffft, took you long enough

oh, look, Neiman Marcus has finally decided to join the rest of the world by accepting Mastercards and Visas. well, it’s about time, isn’t it? i’m always a little irritated by these stubborn businesses that only accept American Express or cash … Continue reading

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cigarette games

can you see what’s in this claw crane machine? this happy yellow claw machine decorated with that jolly lamb cartoon that kids in China seem to love? it’s a pile of cigarettes! yes! CIGARETTES! the kind you smoke! why do … Continue reading

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chinese arcades

The Husband and i went to a mall last week where, basically, the only thing we could afford were some snacks from vending machines. seriously, this mall was ridiculous. i nearly had a heart attack when i went into some … Continue reading

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