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Beijing Supermarket Sells Crack, Aisle 4

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We haven't seen this Jingkelong supermarket sign ourselves, but reader Randi sent it in, adding, "Apparently, their marketing strategy is to appeal to customers at two different ends of the spectrum -- or maybe this is a brilliant plan to encourage people with a bad habit to try to offset its effects." Classic. ...

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Disgusting Chinglish from a Tasty Buffet

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Not that many nights ago, WooLand and I were thrilled to be invited to one of the great linguistic banquets of the season. Government ministers, foreign diplomats, prominent magazine editors -- it was a real who's who of language and culture. And then we saw what was for dinner... Oh, boy... ...

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Non-beach Things from Beijing’s Fake Beach

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They're strict about this.... They were out of this.... We didn't understand this.... This was the only way out.... All this, and more, at Crab Island.

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No Nearing, No Spanning, No Spitting Please

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“Watch Out!” 13 Unique Ways to Say Be Careful

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Cute Subway Sign

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I thought this was so endearing...."Please take care oldster and child" on the Beijing subway escalators.

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16 Awesome Menu Items

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A sampling from the menus we've seen in the last year....And, for Woo...

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Now that’s just rude…

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(At the Beijing Zoo.)

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The 100th Post? Miss Puke Massage, of course.

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Could we resist?  Central Bangkok.

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Hungry for a Kaka Burger

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I'm so sad this Taiyuan fast food joint was closed for Chinese New Year...  I really, honestly craved a burger.  And a Kaka Burger?  Oh that would have hit the spot!

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Hope you get buckets of mruk this year!

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Where the Real Work Gets Done

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From our publishers' expert rumpus room offices in southern Beijing.

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Ecologically Aware

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Friendly Tips from a Beijing Toilet

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Choose Life!

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Found in Tianjin's Painting and Calligraphy Village, near Gulou. Eagle eyes courtesy of Michelle.

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Rules Posted outside Tianjin’s Catholic Church

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I think my favorites are "No love" and "Do not destroy everything."

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