Tag Archives: shoes

I don’t mean to be judgey, but…

I don’t think little kids should be wearing high heels. Especially 2-inch platform T-strap sandals that are this ugly. Seriously, what the fug. Ok, ok, so maybe the ugliness of these shoes is irrelevant. What I mean is, two-inch platforms should not … 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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flower bouquets in china

Everything is different in China —  even flower bouquets. I don’t know how I’d describe the flower bouquets in the U.S., but I would say that in general, they’re pretty un-fussy, wrapped in some clear plastic and maybe tissue paper. … 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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someone needs to re-evaluate their meaning map

what?! zappos.com sells beauty products now? and also housewares? is zappos trying to become the next Amazon or something (actually, i’m pretty sure Amazon owns Zappos)? can a retailer known almost exclusively for selling shoes really convince its customers that it … 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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things people like in china

i have lived in Shenzhen about 1.5 months now, and during this time, i have observed that the following are quite popular in China: Abercrombie and Fitch. people of all ages, gender, and style wear A&F here. we noticed this … Continue reading

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rage against: Piperlime

i have very little tolerance for poor customer service — mostly because i don’t think it’s very hard to provide good customer service. i feel that businesses rarely lose customers over something major and catastrophic — like an e-coli outbreak … Continue reading

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