Category Archives: lesson of the day

Chicken or Beef?

I’ve been on a lot of international flights in my lifetime, and because I am loyal to no one but my own wallet, I almost always fly on a different airline. Whatever is cheapest, that is what I fly. And sampling … Continue reading

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Chinese food for Koreans

FYI if you’re on the prowl for some Chinese food in Korea: Chinese food in Korea ≠ Chinese food in America ≠ Chinese food in China. Please adjust your expectations accordingly. Describing Chinese food in China is too complicated (and … Continue reading

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ask and ye shall receive

The last time we were in Hong Kong, The Husband and I made a spontaneous decision to go see a movie. I say it was spontaneous, because we usually bring sweaters and jackets with us, as it is usually, like, … Continue reading

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Watching “Food, Inc.” in China

Friday nights are movie nights at our school. Our friend EM, who shares my interest in ethical food consumption, was hosting a screening of “Food, Inc.,” so I went. And I winced, gasped, and cringed through the entire movie. Those … Continue reading

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hard beds in China

Our school recently had to buy new Ikea mattresses for several visiting American faculty members, because they were too uncomfortable sleeping on the hard Chinese beds. It’s true: the beds in China are quite hard. The husband also complained a … Continue reading

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custom-made clothing in china

in case you missed it, The Husband and i went to Luohu many many weeks ago to get some clothes custom made. i had been looking forward to this forever, and i was blogging about it long before we ever … 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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lesson of the day

barneys.com = barney.com = important distinction when you’re looking for a designer shoe sale.

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