Friday, January 24, 2014

BEIJING: Nanluoguxiang / Yandai Xiejie / The Box


We visited a few of the famous hutongs, two of which I remember are Nanluoguxiang (South Gong and Drum Lane) and Yandai Xiejie (Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street), which are located in the same district.

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I don't support real fur. I had always thought that angora fur was obtained differently from, say, bear fur. I had always assumed that it was produced by shaving the fur off the angora rabbits. Only found out how cruel it actually is when I happened to watch a video on fb - after I bought this angora beanie off ASOS. It's such a pity, because I really like it! I love how it's so chunky and folds at the back.

When I was back in SG, I also found out that ASOS stopped carrying angora/other rabbit hair related products on 15th Dec, a few days after my purchase. Which also explains why this beanie cannot be found on the website anymore - not because it's out of stock; ASOS removed them.

Anyway, I also willingly walked into a few tourist traps:
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1) I think it's maltose candy, which cost us a freakin 10SGD. He made it into a shape of goat, because that's my zodiac. It should be edible, but we didn't see anyone eat it; they were just strolling and holding it in their hands. So I'm not sure if you're supposed to eat it? But I did. Haha.

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2) Just the usual cotton candy, in the form of a flower.

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I was so in love with this piece, made from a piece of Chinese porcelain which dates back to the Ming/Qing dynasty I can't rmb. 2000SGD++ o.O

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How do you like my sexy lips?

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I couldn't decide on the colour so we bought both instead (5SGD each). As ridiculous as it looked on him, I think he totally pulled it off hahaha. Both beanies are somewhere in China right now because we decided not to bring it back.

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Cotton candy gave me a blue tongue!

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Told ya~ lamb skewers everywhere! They were so yummy!!!

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The Box

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The poutine which we went there for! Even though the gravy wasn't as tasty as we'd like it to be, this was a really good dish nonetheless! Better than the one we had at Hummerstons.

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Very generous with the toppings!

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Lamb burger, which I thought was okay, but he loved.

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Don't know what happened here, but it sounds really scary... and the place was deserted and quiet and kinda creepy.

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Saw a man try to get the dead fish on the frozen lake.

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