Wednesday, July 8, 2009

china cat




I promised to share some of the 2000+ photos I took in China, but I forgot, until now. The dozing kittycat was discovered outside of a traditional house in Hangzhou (note the dynasty-era style lock on the door).

This top I bought in Zhengzhou reads: "what to focus on" and the word in the middle of the target says "happy". The day I bought this top I learned that I absolutely fail at haggling! The salesgirl said it was 80 yuan and I managed to get it down to 60, about 10 bucks. Feeling pretty pleased with myself, I told my cousin about it and she told me that everyone knew that the prices in that area are grossly inflated and I could have easily gotten the top for one-fourth of the asking price, 20 yuan, like 3 dollars...

PS: You can still enter my contest to win an Elizabeth&James tee, click here.

29 comments:

  1. when it comes to haggling in China.. I am a loser too! sigh... so i totally know what u mean. but the top looks grungy nice... I like the happy in the middle! we shld all be happy!

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  2. The top looks gorgeous...love that it's a little sheer and the happy in the middle is very cute!

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  3. nice photos!

    i fixed the pics on my blog :)

    http://siqlogic.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love that top its so pretty!
    You have a really awesome blog too!

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  5. ooooh, i love him!
    :) i love those doors too.

    lovely blog, miss.

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  6. Wow this is my first time here and I think I am in love with your blog! And that cat too. I'll definitely be back for more.

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  7. oh, that t-shirt is just the most darling thing i've seen today! I might try one out for myself (:
    i liked your china cat, thanks for the kind words about my one-eyed cyclops cat - if he wasn't such a cool customer he'd admit you made his day ;)

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  8. oh, that t-shirt is just the most darling thing i've seen today! I might try one out for myself (:
    i liked your china cat, thanks for the kind words about my one-eyed cyclops cat - if he wasn't such a cool customer he'd admit you made his day ;)

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  9. Cool top!:)
    P.S.Thanks for commenting:)

    Angie
    www.thefashiontale.blogspot.com

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  10. aw, supercute kitty and i adore the tee, cant wait to see you rock it!

    xx raez

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  11. I just need a tee like that ;)

    LOve cats so much, I would like to have one here :)))

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  12. Thanks for passing by NQQxxx and showing some love <3

    Hopefully your next visit will be shortly…

    P.S - I've added your blog to my blog list :-) –will be back shortly...

    Much love
    xxx


    www.nqqxxx.blogspot.com

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  13. oh giiiirl that shirt is so delicious, i want it!

    haha, and THANKYOU for letting me in on the GIMP secret haha, im stoked on that. The books im reading are by Megan McCafferty, there are 5, the first one is called sloppy firsts, haha its SUCH a 'young adult' series with boys and high school drama, but i honestly cant get enough, ha.
    and the glastonbury pictures were off of a random uk news website, like the sun but more official. i'll try and remember and get back to you!

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  14. I adore that tee! How cute!
    Thanks for your comment.
    xoxo

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  15. Thank you for the comment! Your blog is fabulous!

    FM~FP~AF

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  16. Hey my dear...
    thanks a lot for your cute comment on my blog :)
    I really do like your blog!
    You're totally fashion addicted - like I am !

    xoxo

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  17. Beautiful photos and that shirt is fantastic - right on!

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  18. that door looks so eery yet romantic - and the tshirt is great.

    and dont worry, i suck at haggling too haha

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  19. i went to china last year & have yet to post my photos haha. love that 1st pic & u have a lovely blog :)

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  20. I've never been to China, but its on my wish list! That cat is really neat looking. I don't know why, maybe it's face is different? Oh, and your comment on my blog made me laugh out loud (thanks for that) =) Happy travelling!

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  21. That cat looks so sad :(
    It breaks my heart.

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  22. ack, i HATE haggling. i'm such a wimp.
    looove your shirt though! hey, 10 bucks ain't bad anyway.
    and i absolutely have fallen in love with that door. :)

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  23. what a sweet kitty cat! such sad eyes

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  24. (this is late and you prob. won't get it)
    just wanted to comment on the haggling- i totally know what you mean; vendors in china outrageously inflate prices for foreigners (and they always know who the outsiders are)
    i also spent several days in hangzhou last month. it's gorgeous; did you visit taihu origins?

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