Archive for the ‘Places’ Category

Eggs at the Supermarket

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

non refrigerated rotten Chinese eggs

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

Running in a Sneaker

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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

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).

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.

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

Teenie Weenie

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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

Deformed Man End Place

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Some people call it a handicap bathroom, the airport in Chengdu calls it a Deformed Man End Place.