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Category Archive for 'China'

Advancing

I take it as a moderate personal succes, that my wife now finally starts asking for the electronic weight when packing her sisters suitcases for the airport.

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Frogs

So… My wife Just came back from China with a bag of dried out frogs. “Unfortunately” I’m not allowed to taste since it is a gift to C from her sister. According to C eating a part of the intestines helps to keep you young. Somehow I missed the young looking 80 year olds last […]

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China’s real estate bubble

Very interesting: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-real-estate-bubble-lesley-stahl-60-minutes/

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…. your in-laws bring this home from a trip downtown: I helped carry my wife’s rucksack into the house and got a distinctive rotten smell in my nose. My mother-in-law bought this pack of Durian wafers and had opened it slightly. Neither my wife, nor my father-in-law likes them or the smell. I decided that I didn’t need to […]

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In-laws are here

There are plenty of stuff to write about, but only fractions will be fitting to write about here. :-)

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At the market an early morning.

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Dad and kid.

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A dog waiting for his owner to finish the days sales at the market.

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Street along the river in Yilan.

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Girl working hard to make a buck at the market.

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Local market in Yilan.

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From the local market in Yilan. You have to hurry to get a good deal.

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Shot while “racing” past in a motorized bicycle taxi. It was a very hot day as you might notice from the girl’s hand position.

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Cow stomach in chilli sauce with cucumbers. It tastes well at first, but after chewing away for a while, you notice that mostly its due to the sauce. I’ve eaten this many times now, but I’ve begun avoiding it after a very rubbery mouthful that balled up in my mouth and just wouldn’t go down. […]

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Sajiao (撒娇)

This might interest you, if you’re married to a Chinese. Never heard that term before, but it I’m not entirely unfamiliar with the mild form of Sajiao. Thank god I’m the lazy stubborn and sarcastic type.

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Fish with tofu.

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Chicken dish. Very yummy, but lots of bones.

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