Archive for November, 2011

Chinese Parking

Wednesday, November 30th, 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

Tuesday, November 29th, 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

Monday, November 28th, 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

Friday, November 25th, 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

Wednesday, November 23rd, 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

Tuesday, November 22nd, 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

Monday, November 21st, 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

Friday, November 18th, 2011

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

Bicycle at the Airport

Tuesday, November 15th, 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

Monday, November 14th, 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

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Black corn, yummm!

Teenie Weenie

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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

Toilet Paper…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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

Similar To…

Tuesday, November 8th, 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

Thursday, November 3rd, 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.