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afternoon tea at The Peninsula

I got uncharacteristically classy this past weekend and went to The Peninsula in Hong Kong to meet my friend E for afternoon tea. We got seated right at 2 p.m., when it opened, because E got on the line at … Continue reading

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things to do on tomb sweeping day

We had a day off last week for Tomb Sweeping Day (yes, this is a real holiday), so we and a couple of friends decided to hop on a bullet train and run away to Guangzhou together. I’d been hearing so … Continue reading

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Survivor: Shenzhen Style

The Husband and I went on a school trip last Friday. We were told that one of the activities would be a cooking contest at a “green ecological garden,” and I went along envisioning a peaceful hippie-style organic farm where … Continue reading

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celebrating women (who like to shop)

Happy Women’s Day! I got an email yesterday evening announcing that all women employees get a half day today in honor of International Women’s Day. So we got to leave the office at lunchtime and got all sorts of treats, … Continue reading

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pets that keep giving

The husband and I recently decided that we want to raise chickens. We never even talked about it, but we somehow agreed on it. I think a couple factors contributed to our decision. For him, it was hearing Alice Walker … Continue reading

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clearing tables

All Ikea cafeterias seem to have this sign that says, “Why should I clear my own table?” We have them in China, too (in both English and Chinese), but these signs seem particularly important here, because Chinese consumers are not used … 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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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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first world problems

my friend at Sweet + Condensed sent me the link to this hilarious quick meme page, and i’ve been cracking up the past half hour. the sad fact is that i have actually complained loudly about 99% of the first … Continue reading

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