Category Archive: 12 Day Countdown to Christmas

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!! I hope you have the luxury of spending all of today in your pajamas as well! Even if you have to ride a bike or scooter, you… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 12 – Have a Merry Christmas Eve!! (in your Pajamas)

I hope you are all having a relaxing Christmas Eve in your pajamas! And if you need to go outside for something, take a page from China’s book and don’t bother changing… I… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 11 – High Spirits

After taking care of my visa to come home (in Pu-Jersey), I spotted this truck with a giant load of red and green chairs: Naturally I chased it down on my scooter (I… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 10 – Who’s Your Santa?

It’s hard to see but this guy’s shirt reads “WHO’S YOUR SANTA”: Disturbing…

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 9 – Hair

Hair has always been one of CPHNS’s favorite categories, but the artificial red hair color of these Chinese ladies renders them perfectly appropriate for the holiday season: I also have a few pictures… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 8 – The Grinch

This “Bag Man” is the only person I’ve seen in China that can compete with the “Box Lady” in terms of efficiency: His load was hyperbolic-ally large, and reminded me of the Grinch:… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 7 – PRESENTS

It’s Monday, which means you have less than a full week to get those final Christmas presents bought and wrapped… So get on it like this Chinese lady on her bike!! This is… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 6 – Back in the US

So I’m finally back in North America, and I actually arrived more than 5 hours before I left Shanghai (because the time difference is more than the flight time). I’ve flown in through… Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 5 – Higher and Higher

It’s the 5th day of our countdown and also December 17th, which means today I fly back to the US to spend Christmas with the family!! (hence the title “Higher and Higher”) To… Continue reading

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