Some of the mad things that Chinese in HK sell, and presumably eat:

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Dried dicks, anyone?

 

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Or perhaps some tasty dessicated lizards. Yum-oh!

Chinese moms get crazy with their daughters' hair.

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What planet do you think she's in contact with?

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Chinese moms get crazy with their daughters' hair, continued:

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Not quite a tiara, but I've seen those also...

like this one

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And this one.

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Ya gotta love the crown with the Mickey ears...

 

This defies explanation.

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If you can tell me what animal parts these are, I'll send you a free ebook.

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Not the stuff on the left. I know that's intestines. The material in the middle and on the right.

How about some nice snake gall in your skin cream?

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Yum, yum.

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Pre-work exercise is common at Chinese businesses

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Here a group goes all-out playing tug-of-war, though drill team-like routines are the most common, followed by tai chi.



Someone posing as an adult watches a "pleasant goat" cartoon at my gym.

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This insipid show is the most popular cartoon in China.

For international women's day...

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...my employers kindly gave us some laundry detergent and toilet paper.

Navigating the cultural gulf...

...sometimes seems impossible. I recently learned that I have mortally offended some of the Chinese teachers at my school by, among other nefarious acts, referring to them as "women" rather than "girls" in a business meeting. Apparently calling a female a woman if she's young and unmarried implies she's had sex or is promiscuous. Whereas in the west, calling a female a girl in a business context would be considered offensive and disrespectful if not outright degrading.

Sigh.

Windows were wide open even in midwinter.

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