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Friday, August 20, 2010

Fw: Fabric Shopping

My favorite days (not counting the ones with Cheryl, which were my Very
favorite days) in China have been the ones where we have ventured out on
own . Today we decided to go to the fabric market. The people at the
desk write something on a piece of paper which we hand to the taxi driver
(being careful to have the hotel's address in Chinese in our pocket) and
we go hoping the ride won't be Too long and the driver knows where he is
going. Then we end up in a place where we will not see any western faces,
but when we say 'how much?" everyone can type it on their calculator. The
fabric store turned out to be more than one building each with 3 or 4
of fabric. Since most of it was silks and glitzy fabric (SC would be lost
there for days) and I needed a heavish cotton for summer curtains (25
meters) I didn't have alot of choices but did manage to find something that
will give us a cheerful change in the living room and dining room next
summer. We wandered around the neighbor and found a nice/ cheap place to
eat lunch and discovered an electronics market. Everything seemed to be
more expensive than we can get on sale in America (have heard that
electronics in Hong Kong is cheaper) so we ended up only buying a suitcase
to carry the fabric and books and new clothes we have purchased home. As
can see the taxi driver found our hotel and returned us safely.

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