Category Archives: love/hate relationship

baseball games in Korea

Before this year, I’d been to baseball games just two times in my life, and they were both soOOOooo mind-numbingly boring. I’ve come to associate baseball with the highest level of boredom, on par with watching paint dry. No, wait, … Continue reading

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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … 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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big boots for big calves

i have a love/hate relationship with shopping for boots. LOVE because boots are amazing and they keep your pants from getting all dirty from the snow/wet ground, and they pretty much go with everything — dresses, skirts, jeans, whatever. HATE because … Continue reading

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starbucks in china

i can get a bowl of hand-pulled noodles for less than $1 at the school cafeteria, and — for better or for worse — that has become my standard for all prices here in China. it’s become my own little … Continue reading

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