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Two perfect winter coats

Bad news: I think I’m getting sick again. My throat is sore and I’ve been sneezing all day long!

Good news: I’ve been looking for warm coats for this winter, and last weekend I found the most perfect black fur coat. And tonight Taurin surprised me with an early Christmas present–the tan fur coat that I’ve been eyeing for a few weeks!

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Another good news: My Chinese is improving. I successfully called a Shanghainese restaurant and made a dinner reservation in Mandarin. We ate the most delicious crispy pork and drank copious amounts of ginger oolong tea.

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“‘You must not let fatigue set in,’ she warns. ‘That is what my mother said. Let your body work until it is spent, but keep your mind for yourself.'”
–An excerpt from Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

17 Comments

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    Hope Adela
    December 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    this has got to be one of the most adorable and stylish outfits in the history of fashion!! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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    explicit.rex
    December 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    woah, in the whole history of fashion? dang girl!

    I love your coats. Especially the fur one! Yesterday I was running around the house in my mom's giant white mink coat, feeling luxurious. Fur things are so warm. I am at work and feel like a zombie today, so I'm happily wasting time on your blog. I like the new layout, and I really like that brooch you took a photo of. Anyway, miss you!

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    Spence.
    December 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Gorgeous photos, I love your fur trimmed coat!
    Thanks for your lovely comment btw.
    x

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    Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller
    December 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    The same thing happened to me, I went from no coats to two! Yours are lovely, by the way.

    And yay for improving your Mandarin. It's always especially terrifying speaking a foreign language on the phone I find. Um, I can't even imagine that in Chinese….

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    A. Kwan
    December 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Holy hell, that pork!

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    Sewon
    December 14, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Arthur: I'm delighted you noticed the pork! Look how crispy it looks.. :]

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    beth
    December 14, 2010 at 3:32 am

    those coooooats
    so good

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    Dallas Shaw
    December 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    pretty sweater
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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    Aśa :)
    December 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Are You originally from Mexico City?
    What are You doing in Shanghai?
    Cool photos. :)

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    anabella
    December 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    yes that pork looks wonderfully crispy! its like a cloud of crispiness. lol. i will never be able to pull off your style. + that bun is too cute.

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    Esther
    December 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    oh gosh that pork (it somehow looks more like chicken though!) is seriously tempting me so much. so yummy-looking! & congrats on your improving chinese :) chinese is seriously one of the most difficult languages to learn

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    cas
    December 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    awww sewon
    u could probably use some ancient chinese medicine or smthn
    btw, that pork looks AWESOME, looks like its 10x better than carnitas
    ITS CRISPY! D:
    miss ya

    pd:http://negativeyouth.tumblr.com/post/2311360023/lo-mejor-del-2010

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    reckless daughter
    December 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I love that coat! you're making me want to buy a new one :)

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    T.A.P.S.
    December 16, 2010 at 12:07 am

    WOW that coat is drop dead, insane to the membrane gorgeous!!!!!

    CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com

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    kirstyb
    December 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

    oh no wrong time of the year to be sick – hope you feel better xxxx

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    Mary Lee
    December 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    really loving those boots and that crystal thing :)

    hope you'll visit/follow
    http://www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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    Nina
    December 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    all this food looks sooo good, and I love your furry friend too!
    Come enter my giveaway!!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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