December 18, 2010
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.
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.
December 13, 2010
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'.
December 8, 2010
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...
December 6, 2010
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.
Here's Michael (10) enjoying his tang hu lu this evening (artsy photo courtesy of More Lomo, an iPhone app.)