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Sephora in Hong Kong

Why are there no Sephora stores in Hong Kong? We have quite a few Sephoras here in mainland China. And it seems like Hong Kong people wear more makeup than Chinese women, so wouldn’t a city like Hong Kong be … Continue reading

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the most wonderful time of the year

There may come a day when I dread birthdays. There may come a day I think birthdays are unimportant and when I even forget that it’s my birthday. But for now, I still love love LOVE birthdays. I love all … Continue reading

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fat jiggling machines in asia

The first time I went to the gym in China, I made a beeline for one of these fat jiggling (vibrating belt?) machines. While The Husband lifted weights and ran on the treadmill, I just stood around with this band … Continue reading

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modern toilet: our belated anniversary dinner

we discovered Modern Toilet restaurant during our first week in china, and we vowed to celebrate our first wedding anniversary by dining at this fine, poop-themed institution. unfortunately, we got sick on the big day and had to celebrate closer … Continue reading

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how did i ever live without you?

if you’re east asian and you have an east asian mom, you’ve probably used /seen/smelled tiger balm at some point in your life. i don’t remember the last time i used it, i don’t remember what i used it for, … Continue reading

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hello world

welcome to my new home, consummateconsumer.com. please bear with me as i try on a gazillion different outfits themes and find one that’s most flattering.

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flash (sale) flood

this morning, i got an invitation to MyHabit.com, which is basically Amazon’s version of flash sales (e.g. Gilt.com and Ruelala.com). i poked around a little bit, and it looks…well,  just like Ruelala and Gilt. they all basically rotate the same … Continue reading

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brand vs. beliefs

i recently learned that Mickey Drexler, the CEO of my beloved brand J.Crew, is a major water hog who used 18.4 million gallons of water last year — or 115 times the average for the country — on his $10 … Continue reading

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best things in life are free

there are few things i hate more than paying for shipping. i know it makes no sense, and shipping & handling are real costs to the seller and i know first hand as an ebay seller how expensive shipping can … Continue reading

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shopping for electronics is boring. there, i said it.

  after selling our car, couch, kitchen table, bed, dresser, and a gazillion other things, we started poking around craigslist to see if there’s anything we want… like MACBOOK AIR. we’ve been talking about getting one for me for quite … Continue reading

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