Category Archive: Literal

To the Shanghai Aquarium!, Pudong

The renowned Shanghai Aquarium lies across the river in Pu-Jersey, but I made the trek the other day since my friend was leaving Shanghai and to see what all the fuss was about.… Continue reading

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What’s Going On China?, Xin Tian Di

When I first came to China, I quickly became disinterested in the oodles and oodles of (usually fake) Burberry, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton products that pollute the Chinese fashion system, and I… Continue reading

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Me So Horny, Shanghai Mart Exhibition

Last week I was at a tradeshow at Shanghai Mart when I saw the desperate girl again!! Or at least another desperate Chinese girl wearing the same jacket… Ugh. These Chinese girls really… Continue reading

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Literally Fashionable, Shanghai

I’ve posted quite a bit about Chinese people dressing very literally before, but I’ve seen some more ridiculous “English” sayings on clothing than “Just Kiss Me Baby” and “Loud Beats Saved My Life”… Continue reading

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Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!

Although the Chinese have their own Valentine’s Day on August 6th this year (the 7th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar), they have been borrowing and celebrating the Western Valentine’s… Continue reading

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Teenie Weenies, Huai Hai Road

This girl’s outfit is pretty standard in China, but I thought her coat was particularly humorous and thus post-worthy: The jacket itself is nothing special by any means, but the name of the… Continue reading

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Literal and Desperate, Xin Tian Di

I’m done moving!! But I don’t have any comments about this girl I saw in Xin Tian Di as her jacket does all the talking… I wish it was more abstract and subtle,… Continue reading

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Loud and Literal, Shanghai and Beijing

Clothing with words on it is certainly not a novelty in the US, but there really isn’t any “standard” by which the Chinese apply English words and phrases to their clothing. However, I… Continue reading

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