Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year 2nd. Day Dinner with Friends

We have a new baby: 2 months oldcnyd21 (1024x493)A little baby boycnyd22 (1024x678)Uncles Tim and Johncnyd23 (1024x768)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year 1st Day Dinner with Friends

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Back at our local Bike Store–Chang Ping town

A GIANT dealer with an amazing range of bikes. The store owner and his manager are great guys and fun to visit with and talk bikes. They also own the Trike Shop.bs1 (1024x768)New Bikes just arrivingbs2 (1024x768)bs3 (1024x768)bs4 (1024x768)The bike in the window: 16,998 RMB .. now when the average months rent for an apartment in this area is about 1,500 RMB .. ask yourself  “Would I pay about a year’s rent for a bicycle?”  bs5 (1024x931)Contrast with this USA store offer for any bike OVER $2,999.99 = about 18,000 RMBimage

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Local side street shopping

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Tea Room Update

Back in June 2013,  I managed to finish a new shelving unit and Dragon Seal Pu-Erh display case .. This is proving to be a functional lay-out20140101_10455720140101_104623

Utility Tricycles

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