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selling deodorants to strong women

The commercial for Degree Clinical deodorant goes something like this: “Women are strong. Not strong with an asterisk. Not strong but. Women are strong. Period.” The slogan for this product is “Unapologetically Strong.”  I was wondering why it sounded so… … Continue reading

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friends don’t let friends shop at Hollister

I hate Hollister for soooooOOOOOoooo many reasons, and some little evil part of me is excited to see that they keep living up to the epic-level doucheyness that I’ve come to expect from them. The latest is that Hollister just opened … Continue reading

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wtf moment of the day: “18 Again” from India

There are not enough WTFs in the world to describe this commercial for 18 Again, a “vaginal tightening and rejuvenating cream” that supposedly makes couples want to prance around the family courtyard singing about how they feel like virgins again. … Continue reading

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Ace Power from Korea

Ohmygod, Korea is killing me with these weird weight loss/fitness contraptions. This one is called Ace Power, and it’s supposed to give you the workout benefits of horseback riding. Which sounds fine, except… it looks like this. And you thought … Continue reading

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elevators at The Gap in Hong Kong

Every time I go to The Gap in Hong Kong Central, I shake my head at this elevator on the lower level of the store. Can you see in this picture what I might be complaining about? Yes, the stairs. … Continue reading

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“Yeah, that’s not a good idea”

Motorbikes in China are like clown cars — there’s  no limit to the number of passengers they can hold. This one, from a photograph taken by The Husband’s new friend Stephen Woolverton (that he aptly titled, “Yeah, that’s not a … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” poster in China

“The Hunger Games” was never released in China, but that has not kept the Chinese people from ripping off the movie poster. Prominently displayed all over Shenzhen are these ads for Suning, a major Chinese electronics retailer. Katniss and Peeta are … Continue reading

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food safety in China

Food safety in China is no joke — and it’s not a concern that’s limited to a handful of paranoid foreigners. It’s something that Chinese people also discuss constantly. Every other day, my coworkers would warn me about some random … Continue reading

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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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not cool, MBSKY, not cool!

We were walking through a tiny department store in Pingshan Village the other day when the husband noticed this rather disturbing poster for MBSKY, a Chinese fashion brand. In case it isn’t obvious, let me spell it out for you: … Continue reading

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