February 2010

food fun II

OK, guess what this is: above: a tea egg chick fetus, a Hangzhou delicacy. Yes, the chickie fetus gets eaten with the rest of the egg. Beak optional. (Is this vegetarian or poultry? Hmmm…) below: Bruce Lee has a fast food chain in China! (Boy, is he turning in his grave?) My cousin says that …

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Shanghai’ed: favorites

Here are some of my favorite images from roaming around Shanghai: above: in an alleyway of the painfully hip commercial art area called the Taiking Road Art Centre above: the view of Pudong River from my hotel room. Yes folks: that’s SMOG. above: one of the many the Mao Tse-Tung tribute sections of the Shanghai …

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the cake that fell from the sky

Above: China is the proud home of the world’s fastest train, which I took from Beijing to Shanghai, a 9 hour trip. “the cake that fell from the sky and landed in my lap” My China Pangaea colleague Thomas uses this saying when something awesome unexpectedly happens. After working 150 hours in the last 10 …

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food fun

Chongqing’s hot pots are famous for being “han la!!!” (very very verrrrry spicy). Not being brave enough to go ALL RED, I decided to do it socialist democratic style and get the yin-yang half-and-half, with one side spicy and the other not. I dunked probably a pound of mushrooms into this pot… quite lovely. And …

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this is what liberation looks like

The Liberation Monument in Chongqing stand in a city center square with a Rolex clock at the top and surrounded by massive multi-level shopping centers and street vendors. Somehow in China, the free-for-all-capitalist market coexists with so-called communist propaganda… and nobody seems to bat an eyelash at the irony. Kunming is one of the most …

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fun with Chinglish

This is the tea that shouts in the morning, “Boy Sophy, you look terrible today!” For China’s new super-rich class: Just in case it’s not enough that you’re a top manager, you can also be first-class. If that’s still not enough, let’s be clear that it’s only for the few. Gotta keep out those commoners!