24 Aug 14
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This picture depicts a fun selection of pig parts for sale at our local supermarket. As of yet, I have not ventured too far past whole chickens and the occasional recognizable cut of pork. I should ask my neighbors how to cook some of this stuff. :)

Right before I took this picture, an old man walked up to the pile of intestines. He picked one up, sniffed it, and then put it back down and walked away. I was curious as to why, but didn’t have the courage to ask him or to smell the intestine myself. Oh well.

This picture depicts a fun selection of pig parts for sale at our local supermarket. As of yet, I have not ventured too far past whole chickens and the occasional recognizable cut of pork. I should ask my neighbors how to cook some of this stuff. :)

Right before I took this picture, an old man walked up to the pile of intestines. He picked one up, sniffed it, and then put it back down and walked away. I was curious as to why, but didn’t have the courage to ask him or to smell the intestine myself. Oh well.

24 Aug 14
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This is a lovely example of homemade “yao jiu” (药酒), or medicinal alcohol. People keep bottles like this one soaking in their house for years and slowly drink it to cure various ailments or maintain youthful vigour. This two-year-old bottle has goji berries, white rice liquor and sea horses. :)

This is a lovely example of homemade “yao jiu” (药酒), or medicinal alcohol. People keep bottles like this one soaking in their house for years and slowly drink it to cure various ailments or maintain youthful vigour. This two-year-old bottle has goji berries, white rice liquor and sea horses. :)

23 Aug 14
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This man is, in fact, not selling piles of weeds. He’s selling piles of freshly-plucked Chinese medicinal herbs to make medicinal soups or teas. The stuff in those piles there could probably lower your blood pressure, increase your life span, improve your skin, etc…most Chinese herbs tend to do those sorts of things.

This man is, in fact, not selling piles of weeds. He’s selling piles of freshly-plucked Chinese medicinal herbs to make medicinal soups or teas. The stuff in those piles there could probably lower your blood pressure, increase your life span, improve your skin, etc…most Chinese herbs tend to do those sorts of things.