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Archive for October, 2009

HK Again Posted by on Oct 17, 2009

Today I went to HK in search of 壶铃 (kettlebells) at one store and imported 辣椒酱 (hot sauce) of a particular brand at another.  While I ended up searching for the kettlebells on 淘宝 (Taobao, an online Chinese retailer), I’m still happy to have made the effort to look.  I was able to find some…

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Pizza Is Never On Time Posted by on Oct 13, 2009

For those who remember the entry where I spent an hour looking for a pizza place in Beijing, the hunt is on again in Shenzhen.  There is a great pizza place here run by a 华裔 (overseas Chinese – in this case ABC) from New York- rather than a 海归 (Chinese returned from abroad) or…

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Back to Shenzhen Posted by on Oct 11, 2009

I got back to Shenzhen from Beijing, and found myself coming down with some 水土不服 (stomach problems)- I surmise that I was somewhat 不习惯 (unaccustomed) to the dietary changes from the wedding and being up north, but I drank plenty of 热水 (hot water) and 粥 (rice porridge) to aid my recovery.  I’m still waiting…

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Leaving Beijing Posted by on Oct 8, 2009

When I was moving out of my apartment in Beijing, I felt a strong sense of 留恋 (reluctance to leave) as I reflected over 喜怒哀乐 (all [the] types of emotions) that had taken place in that room.  When my landlord talked about 补偿 (compensation) from ending the contract early, I had feared that he was…

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National Holiday Celebrations in the SARs Posted by on Oct 6, 2009

Hello readers! Apologies for the brief posting gap- I’ve been running around the Pearl River Delta and closing out my apartment up north (more to follow on that). As a result of the national holiday, there were large celebrations throughout the 大陆 (mainland) including a large-scale 游行 (parade) in Beijing, a 假期 (vacation period) of…

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