Lord. he works wonders on toilets. we found him under our sink.
people here love children. Even men in their teens and 20s will stop to briefly engage my babies or just pat them on the head and smile. the friendliness crosses the language barrier easily.
The effect that having no access to organic products has been interesting. On the one hand when we found a single organic product in just one store we bought every last box as if we had found a thread from our old lives in Austin (it was a box of organic rice milk flavored like almond–of all things). But on the other hand I feel an unexpected sense of relief! No pressure to buy the more expensive thing. No mental argument over spending more money for less product vs the positive effect on health. No sense of having other more organic moms looking over my shoulder and measuring up. Of course I do still avoid preservatives and hydrogenated oils and HFCS…and sugar…but we eat what we have.
THE LIGHT OF MANY FUNCTION BALLS. In the lightbulb section, with all the normal lightbulbs. just so no one is bored. though probably this is a chinese translation so really it doesn’t belong on this blog…but I thought it was funny just sitting there on the shelf innocently.