Let's take a neighborhood stroll, shall we?

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Let's head on over to the open market. Oh, don't be lazy! It's only about a 10-15 min walk.

First we start with veggies.



Now we need weekly fill of fruits.


Uh Oh! Winter is coming! Got to get some cured dried meats.


Look close. Closer! CLOSER! See? See the heart still beating in this cut-up carp?


Now where would we be without dried fish intestines! A very important ingredient in Chinese soups.
 

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Fish balls, beef balls and pork balls for soup. How yummy!


And there's the market Grandma! Gotta say hello and ask what the hell she's selling!


Dried beans and nuts.


Oh goody! Dried sharks fin and....and....some other unidentifiable stuff to the right!


Sugar cane. How about some sugar, sugar? Hehehehehe.
 

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Oh gee. You look tired. Let's head back home.

Old village house dating back 100 years in the village I live in.


Looking to the right of the village.


The village temple dating back 800 years.


Now, we've got to go into the village. Behind the temple, so let's take this back way.


And here we are. Home sweet home. Second floor. Lovely, isn't?
 

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Miscellanea photos of the market:

Turtle for eating.


Pre-made teas for the itchy throat, headache or muscle ache. On the go tea!


Market


What that stuff hanging down there! Oh my! Don't show this to Jenn. It'll upset her.


Kommiekat some 30 years later!
 

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And then there's this little gem in the mix :)







Dude, Kommie lives in a ghetto?
Now now, there was no way you could have known that!
I paid the crack ho's to hide off camera for those shots. And the cars sitting on blocks....those were removed days before.
Graffiti? Photo-chopped.
Black hoods? Gave them a basketball to play hoops at the nearby grounds.
 

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Dried shark fins:
I want to stab every motherfucker involved in killing sharks, then fuck those stabwounds.
That was my first thought....minus the fucking the wounds after.
KUDOS for that bit of added humiliation.
 

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Kommiekat some 30 years later!
Is it REALLY a 30 year waiting list to sweep behind a garbage truck there?

Just givingya the hell you've come to expect...

serioulsy though..other than some of the stuff that disgusts me and a couple that pisses me off (why no pics of filleted puppies?)
that ws a pretty cool thread.

Maybe, if ya could translate the signs..or better yet, do that AND give the cost in US dollars it would be even better...

just gives a reference to things is all.
and an insight to things there

good post though
 

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Interesting thread... some odd "things" but it does provide some info about a different culture...

But shark fins? Really? It's 2010 (almost 2011) and not 960 A.D.
 

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Really interesting stuff, I love seeing some different culture, and can't wait to visit when I'm older.

I'm sure I saw you around my neighbourhood, is this you?

 

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Is it REALLY a 30 year waiting list to sweep behind a garbage truck there?
Actually that is a recycling center

Maybe, if ya could translate the signs..or better yet, do that AND give the cost in US dollars it would be even better...
Any number you see, divide it by 7.8 for the US$. So, go back to the Fruit pic. See the green pears on the left? You bet 4 pears for US$1 and 90 cents.
Those are imported.

I'm not sure that's a widely excepted practice any longer.
Hong Kongers would never go for that, though you can find dog restaurants on the Mainland.

But shark fins? Really? It's 2010 (almost 2011) and not 960 A.D.
I've tried it though not habitually. To the Chinese, it's medicine. I don't justify eating it.

I'm sure I saw you around my neighbourhood, is this you?
No. This is my wife and I with her family having a pig-out.