Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Forever 21 Sale

Cute sponge skirt from Forever 21 now $13.99 from $27.80:

You can find this and more here to see forever 21 sale items.

Swirl By Daily Candy

The online website for daily deals, Daily Candy, has a sister site for fashion, Swirl is having a sale on American Apparel items today. Dresses and skirts worth $36- $42 are going for $15- $20, hoodies are going for $19 and sweat pants for $16.

Check it out at www.swirl.com

Monday, August 16, 2010


I bought some marvelously high wedges from a
Chinese store called Hotwind, www.hotwind.net,
for 169 kuai on sale, so about $24 US for some nice leather

I am in love and hope to post up pictures of my shoes soon!

Bubble Tea in Shanghai :)

I love bubble-tea like anyone who grew up in Asia should.
Of course the best, cheapest bubble tea is in Taiwan, where they
have a boba store on nearly every street. But you can get naicha
in most other countries in the Far East.

In China, Happy Lemon or 快乐柠檬 and CoCo Bubble Tea
are popular. And who can complain? For 5-7 kuai for a cup,
the price and taste are sure to cause a couple of unwanted pounds.

After some confusing incidents, I have finally learned that milk-tea with pearls is zhen zhu nai cha 珍珠奶茶。


I have been in Shanghai the last two weeks and simply loving it.
Shopping and eating, lets go:

For shopping, I seriously suggest going to some markets.
Unfortunately I only made it to two markets in Hongqiao district,
and I've heard the ones on Nanjing lu are really crowded and crazy.

So for touristy things and touristy prices go to Hongqiao Pearl Market.
I was able to find vendors who haggled with me for a while until I got some cheap prices. This place has souvenirs, fake bags and shades, overpriced headbands ($25 yuan?!) and a large shoe selection on the 3rd floor.

*While shopping in markets in Shanghai, make sure you start buying on the top floor, because that is where business is slower, so they prices will be better when you bargain with them.

The second market which I prefer is HongQiao Da Tong Yang Market 大通阳商厦 on JinHui 金汇 lu, it is also called KoreaTown because there are some stores with Korean things. This market may be where the older things from the Pearl Market come, so it is cheaper. Da Yong Yang has silk robes, pajamas, shoes, fakes, accessories, a tea store, electronic accessories, and stationary. I could spend a whole day here!