Category Archives: fakey makey

“The Hunger Games” poster in China

“The Hunger Games” was never released in China, but that has not kept the Chinese people from ripping off the movie poster. Prominently displayed all over Shenzhen are these ads for Suning, a major Chinese electronics retailer. Katniss and Peeta are … Continue reading

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milk powder in china

I’ve been talking to my Chinese friends about starting my own business. My idea was to create a little on-line jewelry shop, but they keep telling me that the money is in importing milk powder to China. No one trusts … Continue reading

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across the border

whenever i’m returning from a trip to Hong Kong, i like to look around at the border to see what people are bringing back to China. and without fail, i always see people carrying many packages of diapers. we have … Continue reading

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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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’twas a few days after Christmas

i feel like i’ve really let down my readers (yes, all four of you) by not writing anything about christmas. i mean, this is, like, the most commercial, consumer-driven time of the year, isn’t it? shouldn’t this be my time … Continue reading

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the curious incident of skulls and roses

one of my favorite items from etsy is this Rosa Muerte Antique Skull Red Rose necklace. i got it for a friend a couple years ago, and i’d been going back and forth about whether i also want one for myself. … 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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an american craving

being the overweight*, meat-loving americans that we are, it’s been pretty tough getting through the past 3 weeks without consuming big hunks of fattiness that cling lovingly to our arteries. so this weekend, the group trekked out to the Shekou neighborhood, … Continue reading

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faking it: part 2

ooh, interesting. it seems i’m not the only one thinking about designer knockoffs these days. A new legislation seeking to grant copyright protection to designers has been introduced, and Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have been in … Continue reading

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faking it

in less than one month, The Husband and i will be moving to the “holy grail for fake handbags, fake art and fake monuments,” also known as Shenzhen, China. and since i plan to do a lot of shopping while … Continue reading

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