December 2010

December 18, 2010

Unfortunate Women's Clothing Store Name

Categories: China

We spotted this store in the Kerry Centre Mall, near our apartment in Beijing. The women inside didn't seem to match the named target audience.

Shop sign saying "Ho's Fashion"

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Panda Puppy

Categories: China

It looks like the idea of dyeing dogs to look like pandas is still going strong. Here's a much smaller dog than the one in my previous post (see link above) waiting in our neighborhood doggie salon for his owner to get him.

Poodle dyed to look like a panda bear

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December 13, 2010

The Ultimate Bacon Lovers Gift Guide

I think my friends know I like bacon. After my previous post about The Bacon Enthusiast Gift Guide, my hometown friend Steve sent me this link to The Ultimate Bacon Lovers Gift Guide. It's another winner full of great gift ideas for the bacon lover in your life (so, pretty much everyone, because who doesn't love bacon?!)

I'm hoping there's a My First Bacon under the tree this year. Just sayin'.

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The Ultimate Bacon Lovers Gift Guide from The Bachelor Guy

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December 8, 2010

The Bacon Enthusiastic Gift Guide

Categories: Food and Drink

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Nothing says Christmas like bacon. My good friend, Craig, passed this awesome list of bacon gift ideas to me. (Ignore the irony of my Jewish friend sending me bacon gift ideas for Christmas.)

This Bacon Moon Pie looks insane. I hope I'm on Santa's nice list...

Uncrate's Bacon Enthusiast Gift Guide

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December 6, 2010

Tang Hu Lu

Categories: China Food and Drink

It's definitely winter in Beijing now. With the cold weather comes a typical Beijing treat -- tang hu lu (糖葫芦). These are Chinese hawthorn fruits on a stick that are candied in a sugar glaze. The fruit is cut in half and pitted, then put back together on the stick. It's really a great combination with the sugary goodness balancing the tart hawthorn. I think they're quite lovely too. You can now get other fruit like kiwis and strawberries done this way sometimes, but hawthorns are the real deal.

In addition to shops and stalls, you'll see people selling tang hu lu off the back of a bike. Regardless, they're always poked into a round stand like below.

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Here's Michael (10) enjoying his tang hu lu this evening (artsy photo courtesy of More Lomo, an iPhone app.)

Michael eating tang hulu

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