Monday, July 26, 2010

Like Living Above Target

A few years ago, when a new Target was being built in Rockville (with a condo complex above it), I joked with Steve and the kids about how cool it would be to live there. Take a day when we're running a bit low on toilet paper.

Hey Z! Can you run downstairs and grab a six-pack of Charmin?

I imagined this as a household commonality.

Well now we are having exactly that experience...Chinese style. Living in a Beijing high-rise that sits atop a four-floor market has been a lot of fun...and very convenient. While not a Target, many of the same products are available.

So the other day, when we were running a little low on TP, it was Z to the rescue.

Hey Z! Can you run downstairs and see if you can bargain for some Vinda? [The Chinese equivalent of upscale toilet paper.]

Twenty kuai for a ten-pack.

Not bad, Z. Not bad at all...



At 7:57 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

Haha! That's why my grandmother will never move out of Oakland Chinatown. Absolutely everything she needs is within a block of her condo complex.


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