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Archive for February, 2012

Posted by sprague on February 25, 2012

Mmmmmm, nothing beats the taste of freshly-made tofu. (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on February 12, 2012

Pottery Barn rule in Chinese: you break it, you bought it. (Taken with Instagram at Blue Zoo Beijing Aquarium 富国海底世界)

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Posted by sprague on February 11, 2012

Perfect day for a team hike on the Great Wall. A little chilly is better for climbing. (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on February 2, 2012

In 1960, income inequality would have separated you from the construction worker… but remarkably little cultural inequality. You lived a more expensive life, but not a much different life. Your kitchen was bigger, but you didn’t use it to prepare yogurt and muesli for breakfast. Your television screen was bigger, but you and the construction worker watched a lot of the same shows (you didn’t have much choice). Your house might have had a den that the construction worker’s lacked, but it had no StairMaster or lap pool, nor any gadget to monitor your percentage of body fat. You both drank Bud, Miller, Schlitz or Pabst, and the phrase “boutique beer” never crossed your lips.

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Posted by sprague on February 2, 2012

Watching TV ads from Elle TV in the back of a Beijing taxi. Seems surreal but it actually feels normal at this point. (Taken with Instagram at Workers Gymnasium)

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