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Chinese Living from www.Puddingandchopsticks.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 27, 2012

Here is a good post from http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com
The author is also a bad-assed photographer and has some pimp football pics. Anyho, the guy is talking about a typical Chinese scene …instead of editorializing, I’ll let you take a look ( I am pasting an excerpt from the middle of his post, but go check it out in its entirety. The author is talking about sitting next to a Chinese woman and how the locals act.)

From here : http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com/2012/02/25/little-babies/

“…Up until now it was all in Chinese. My Chinese is getting good enough to where I can eaves drop, which I find fun. No one thinks I can understand so I get all the juicy bits.
After qq it was a phone call to a guy who is a foreigner. I heard his voice for a second and could tell right away he wasn’t from China.
Ok so this is a little bit of a coincidence. Is it because I just happen to be sitting next to her while she talks in horrible English to a foreigner, or is she calling him to show off to me?
I bet the latter. It happens more often then you think. Especially because in this area not many people speak English. Now if I was in Beijing in the foreigner district and had Chinese girl seating next to me speaking English I wouldn’t be writing home about it. But this is a Podunk city in the country so; it’s a little weird.
And just to paint a picture, this girl has an iPhone 4, a Nikon D3000, and a bunch of other expensive things all spread out over her table. Obviously to show everyone that she has money….
…Oh and to justify titling this post little babies. She acts like a child. Playing with her phone, acting bored out of her mind, pouting, etc. Think valley girl from Cali with a ton of money.”

2 Responses to “Chinese Living from www.Puddingandchopsticks.com”

  1. Brewskie said

    I love puddingandchopsticks.com; I agree, he’s a stud-A photographer, and his pictures of China rock.

    Another really good site, if you haven’t checked it out already, is ministryoftofu.com: it too exposes some delicious (in china… really: delicious?) material of China’s dark, necrolytic underbelly you don’t hear in the US press (which frequently clamors, or “fetal positions,” to China’s Jupiter-drawing gravity), though your site is better.

    In recent Ministry of Tofu press we have… the the iPhone gas stove (it resembles a portable electric stove popular among 1970s-era college students), complete with Apple logo, seized by the reds. Oh, on the single-burner stove, we have “Quality Certification by Apple China.”


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