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April, 2015:

Miffy

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Someone isn’t happy with the air quality

This graffiti was spray-painted this week on a wall that I walk past on my way to work. I can’t condone graffiti, but I certainly appreciate the person’s frustration with the air quality.

To live and not to breath (breathe?).

To live and not to breath (breathe?).

This is Hell

This is Hell

Park Dancing

Retired old ladies like to dance in the park. It’s a good form of exercise for them. Sure, they look like dorks, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, don’t we all look like dorks all the time?

Chrissie, I think I found your bag.

"Big enough for your life."

“I’m big enough to fit your life.”

Who needs a sewer?

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Indoor plumbing is so much simpler when you don’t have to worry about pesky sewer pipes and drainage systems. Who needs that all that, when you have a perfectly good sidewalk?

Genius.

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For your fungus teeth?

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The Chinese name is “exposed dentistry.” Doesn’t help me understand the choice of English name.

 

There there, dear, you’re doing fine

 

I need a little bit of reassurance

I need a little bit of reassurance

Found it

Don't let them tell you there's no justice in China.

Don’t let them tell you there’s no justice in China.

What’s worse for you than cigarettes?

Why, cigarettes from North Korea, of course!

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No, of course I didn’t try them.

 

Funny Food in Beijing

I was in Beijng for a few days this week to attend a conference at the embassy. Nearby is a street that the local employees call “food street.” There are a lot of small restaurants with interesting names.

I love Chinese food, but sometimes I crave pulled pork, tacos, and pizza.

I love Chinese food, but sometimes I crave pulled pork, tacos, and pizza.

There is no Chinese character for this noodle dish, so they write it in English" biang biang" noodles.

There is no Chinese character for this noodle dish, so they write it in English: “biang biang” noodles.

 

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No judgement from me.

 

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This place has pretty good hummus.