Monthly Archives: January 2012

changing korea: blind news anchor

i haven’t been in korea in about 7 years, and i’ve been noticing that a lot has changed since my last visit — especially the TV content. for one, there’s a lot less emphasis on weight loss. during my last … Continue reading

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house of spirits

when we were in thailand, we saw these little houses in front of just about every home/building. we also passed a lot of stores selling these little houses, all lined up outdoors. at first, i thought they were super fancy … Continue reading

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enter the (black) dragon

hello world! welcome to the year of the black dragon! i’ve been totally MIA lately because we’ve been busy traveling again. we were in Thailand and Cambodia for about a week and a half before arriving here in Seoul, Korea, … Continue reading

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holidays in hong kong: part 1

my family celebrated new year’s day in hong kong. after spending one week going everywhere together in shenzhen, we split up for several hours to explore hong kong on our own. this was the first time the husband and i … Continue reading

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pet peeve: salespeople in china

the single most annoying thing about shopping in china is the hovering salespeople. they don’t leave you alone, not for one second. as soon as you step into a store, they shadow you closely through every aisle, talking in chinese, asking questions, making … Continue reading

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end of an era: filene’s basement

this is a sad day for consummate consumer. filene’s basement, the amazing destination for senseless bargain shopping, is gone. it was one of my mom’s favorite stores, and when we were living in boston, the husband and i used to go … Continue reading

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