Monthly Archives: September 2011

Door of the week

These cabinet doors are fastened to prevent dogs and drunks from peeing on the hubcaps. Seriously. You see these make-shift wheel protectors in Beijing’s hutongs. Advertisements

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Youth is wasted on the young

Back in the good old days, melons didn’t waste their lives hanging out on the corner or on the front stoop. They worked hard and made something of themselves, be it soups, stir fries, or even hearty stews. They were … Continue reading

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How do you like my new car?

Just kittying.

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Tissue in hand …

… and ready for action.

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I’ll have the fairy pork chop rice …

… or maybe the curry chicken rice hundred. Can’t decide.

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Oh my gourd!

The first pumpkins of fall. There’s a dessert-like dish I’ve had in Southern China that I need to find here in Beijing: a sweetened oven-roasted pumpkin that is slightly firm when you bite in, and then it melts in your … Continue reading

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Creative parking …

… for narrow hutongs.

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