Shopping around the local shops in China is really interesting because almost everyone, except for the super swanky shops are “one-stop center shops”.
For example, I passed by a shop selling some high-end Chinese and Western wines yesterday evening. I’m walking by and I’m seeing the familiar shaped bottles, the red-and-golden-hued boxes and then suddenly, I’m looking at a row of umbrellas! LOL
Since it’s the summer turning into spring now, I guess it made sense for the owner to provide this “service” – they may not want their shoppers or the special boxes getting drenched now, would they?
Then, there’s the supermarket. I do my grocery shopping there and will
- begin with the milk, the juices in TetraPaks,
- move on to the seafood (avoiding the live prawns although the kids love to see the fish swimming in the tanks),
- then the meat section for our pork ribs, lean meat (pork and beef),
- on to the fruits,
- on to the milk and yoghurt and the frozen mantou and
- finally to the plasticware, household stuff and
Turning around the corner where the dishwashing liquid, tissue paper, floor cleaners, towels and bathroom slippers are placed, I find three ladies seated on plastic tools having their hair coloured hahahaha!
Honestly, I couldn’t help being amused but the ladies looked *so serious*, I would smile in a “Looking good, ladies…” kind of manner and move on.
The poor dears – they all looked like housewives. I guess we’re just SO pressed for time, it makes sense for us to squeeze in a styling session right after we get the meats and mantou 😀
The supermarket has practically EVERYTHING under its roof, I woldn’t be surprised if I chance upon horse tack among the brooms and mops one fine day 😉