Eggs at the Supermarket

22nd December, 2011

non refrigerated rotten Chinese eggs

Eggs come in many flavors and colors in China, including rotten, and always non refrigerated. Yum!

Corn on the Cob Ice Cream

21st December, 2011

corn on the cob ice cream

Think black corn was cool? Try corn on the cob ice cream… all the rage in China during those warm summer months…

Duck’s Blood

20th December, 2011

ducks blood

Hot Pot isn’t authentic until fresh duck’s blood is pored into the broth… right?  Gotta love Hai Di Lao.

Fat Buster Leggings

19th December, 2011

Fat Buster Leggings

“Made in Japan” so you know they’re good – Fat Buster leggings somehow burn calories while you wear them. I’m sure they are highly researched. “Let’s Diet!”

Running in a Sneaker

13th December, 2011

There’s something inspirational – and weird – about running on a treadmill in a giant sneaker.

Chinese Parking

30th November, 2011

Not the first thing I was expecting to see at the base of the Great Wall… Chinese parking not at its best.

Sanity is the Most Important

29th November, 2011

While washing your hands might not help you, we agree with Paris Baguette that sanity is the most important…

Female Chinese Military Singer: I’m Every Woman

28th November, 2011

Today is a special day at we have a multi-photo post of the CD catalogue for China’s most coveted female military singer. Feel free to make up your own captions for this “I’m every woman” photoshoot:

Cheap Haircuts

25th November, 2011

When you live here, there’s no reason to cross the train tracks to find a decent haircut. Fancy hairwash-while-sitting not included (nor necessary).

Pizza in China

23rd November, 2011

“Rome’s Pizzeria Italiana” – serving nothing but… Chinese food that looks nothing like pizza besides the fact the dishes look circular. Pizza in China; not the same as pizza everywhere else.

Flummery at the Supermarket

22nd November, 2011


The local supermarket  - where items like flummery, puffed food, mi congealed, and aquatic products all get their own sections.

Magical Turtle, Chicken, and Ginseng Soup

21st November, 2011

Magical Soup

This is one magical soup – helps insomnia, irritability, soft knee lumbar acid (?), relieves coughing and shortness of breath, and of course, acts as an aphrodisiac. Who comes up with these health benefits anyway?

Apfrgrowelb & Fitch

18th November, 2011

Me: “This is a knockoff of Abercrombie & Fitch!”
Store: “No, this is Chinese designer: Apfrgrowelb & Fitch.”

Bicycle at the Airport

15th November, 2011

airport bicycle

There’s something about airport employees biking around the tarmac and waving goodbye to passengers that’s just so friendly.  Goodbye Hangzhou!

ariport bicycle 1

Shot in the Butt Cake

14th November, 2011

Happy shot in the butt!  I don’t know why anyone would give this cake to someone else.  ”Congrats, you’ve been vaccinated!”

Black Corn

11th November, 2011

Black corn, yummm!

Teenie Weenie

10th November, 2011

Teenie Weenie – one of the more emasculating clothing stores in China.

Toilet Paper…

9th November, 2011

“Toilet paper available at the entrance” – not something you want to read once your sitting…

Similar To…

8th November, 2011

It’s sad knowing “Similar To As Seen On TV” is a selling point in America for a plastic shoe rack.  Where on TV could one find this product? And why does that make anyone want it more?

Clean Veggies at the Supermarket

3rd November, 2011

You can safely assume your produce has been thoroughly washed when the guy inside the supermarket selling them is smoking a cigarette; his job must have been completed.