Monday, July 18, 2011

So I bought a backpack yesterday

And I was pretty proud of it. I paid 25 kuai for it, about $3, so I thought I had done a good job shopping. Today, one of the straps has already broken. I'm hoping the other one will hang on longer, because as long as I have one strap and a zipper working I'm going to be pretty happy. I'm just amazed at how cheap some of the stuff you can buy is.

And I'm not sure if I've mentioned this, but we found out where they sell pirated movies in this's in the movie theater. Let me repeat that: they sell pirated DVDs in the movie theater. It's the last place that I would have looked, but they've got a pretty big collection of DVDs that were clearly not legitimately purchased.

When I was shopping yesterday I also managed to get a new local sim card, which I'd been needing to do for a while. So, I have a phone number again which is really pretty exciting (at least for me).


  1. Re movies in China: I heard a rumor that there'll be no foreign blockbusters in the PRC until enough people go to see the Mao epic--so better get cracking, kids! Or else you'll be stuck buying Cowboys and Aliens for $1.50 in the movie lobby.