Too tired to blog, here are some pictures with captions. I will catch up later – it’s actually quite hard to find time to type away without feeling like a social recluse or an obvious avoider of my parents.
I’d never noticed how many different types of flowers there are on a flower truck
Love the multi-colored plastic bags – a staple at any traditional market
My fish said hi
So did my chicken feet
Chopsticks for sale – $1.85 for 10 pairs
This is the size of watermelons out here…
Chinese donuts chilling on the sidewalk
Picking out papayas for a quick snack
No idea what this is called. It smells kinda like Secret Wish by Anna Sui though
Pig kidneys, anyone?
Someone’s dinner artfully arranged over a manhole in plant trays…
Adzuki bean cakes being made
Traditional egg crepe for breakfast
Another traditional breakfast staple – the flat one on the fork is the unbaked version, and you can see one baking next to the fire that’s all puffed up. Yum!
Hot soy and rice milks – the cups with which you scoop them look mighty mingy
That’s what green onions look like out here – and they’re much more flavourful
We’re adapting the Parisian bike thing – but you can use your MetroCard with it here!