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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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exotic hot pot in China

Since coming to China, we’ve had hot pot on numerous occasions. The husband and I are actually not huge fans — most times, it’s just too damn hot in Shenzhen to be sitting around a steaming, boiling pot, and the super … Continue reading

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“ondolbang” in korea

one of my favorite childhood memories is of our family sitting together on the toasty floor, talking, laughing, and watching TV during cold winter nights. we would crawl around feeling for warm spots and beckon others to come sit: wave, tap … 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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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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instant game scratch-offs: chinese style

many restaurants in china give you a stack of these tickets after you pay your bill. at first, The Husband and i thought they were gift certificates and got pretty excited. but then our chinese friends set us straight: these … Continue reading

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tissues vs. paper handkerchiefs

i never leave home without a pack of tissues, because i have unpredictable allergies. i also tend to spill things a lot and get weird stuff on my face.  so one of the first things i did after arriving in china … Continue reading

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something awesome: seats at McDonald’s

you know what i LOVE? when someone finds a simple solution to a common problem. take, for example, these totally smart seats from a McDonald’s in Chengdu, China. common problem: when i’m at restaurants, i often hang my bag on … Continue reading

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