Shanghai: pretty jewelry and ugly market

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you’re having great time celebrating with your loved ones. I didn’t celebrate last night but I did spend good time with my loved ones. 🙂

Everyone is writing a recap and/or 2010 resolution post. I don’t have clear new resolutions in mind because I am not good at planning, I’m more living in the moment and completing short term goals kind of person. But one thing I do want to do is BE PRESENT, MORE STRESS TOLERANT and do my best to make my loved ones HAPPY! 😀

Okay. I have a lot of show you in this post, so let’s start!

Look how Shanghai is decorated for the new year!





I did some girly shopping 😉

Hair pin:

















All these bought in <2 hours! I am soooo happy with my purchases! They’re sooo pretty and chic! 😀 As you can see, GLOWING resolution continued! 😉

Next, a local market that offered local food from different part of China.

Warning: animals pictures ahead!


smoked pork, fish and wild rabbit


seasoned fried dough twist


salty duck, salty chicken, salty fish and sausages



chinese pastry (made with sticky rice)




beef jerky


another variety of chinese pastry, filled with pork, veggies and bean paste


chinese red dates


roasted chestnut


China is actually the union of 56 nations, each of them with its own language (dialect), culture and cuisine. That is why chinese food has so many varieties. I love trying different style of food in one place. It’s like the heaven of any foodie! 😀 But to be a real foodie in China, you must be open to try new things (pig feet, pig nose, pig ears, rabbit, etc) and unblock your judgement 🙂

Q: What’s the wildest food you’ve ever tried?



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17 responses to “Shanghai: pretty jewelry and ugly market

  1. Wow – what an amazing post of pictures. Love all the new accessories you bought. And all those pix of the food and such – wow! I’m not a huge fan of Asian food, but spent 18 months in Germany and had plenty of weird stuff there. Probably the worst was eating horse. Didn’t know until after the fact though! Ack! Just stopping by from SITS to welcome you aboard & say hi! Happy New Year!

  2. The jewelry is gorgeous!! I love those earrings. Those animals are kinda scary 🙂 Happy New Year, Coco!!

  3. OMG, what beautiful jewelry!!! It must be so fun to be able to shop in new place with such a different culture. Totally unique… love them all!!!

    Yikes, not sure how I feel about all those animals. I realize that every culture has its own foods, so I guess we just have to keep our minds open. Thanks again for giving us another tour!


  4. wow that jewelery looks awesome! SO weird about their foods! the craziest thing ive tried is octopus..thats not even too crazy!

  5. Wow, what beautiful decorations! What is that gold flower made of? And blue sky too?! 🙂 Chinese accessories are always the cutest (okay, Asian accessories in general), but they’re really bad quality—at least, the ones I’ve received from my family in China. 😦 But whoa, those earrings are simply gorgeous! I really want to try rabbit meat, but I’m kind of scared I’ll cook it wrong. 😯 Everything looks so colorful and delicious, especially the pastries! 😉

    Craziest thing? I haven’t tried anything too crazy… is chicken feet “crazy”?

  6. I love the jewelry. It’s beautiful!

    Happy 2010! 🙂

  7. Well I have not had anything as wild as your pictures…but I have had ostrich, which to me is pretty wild!! It tasted like dry chicken, but in a good way 🙂

    Love all the new jewelry you purchased! I love buying fun jewelry, especially earrings and necklaces. I got a lot of fun ones form Nick’s family this year for Christmas, which was nice.

    Happy New Year Coco!

  8. Shanghai looks so pretty and festive for the New Year. I bet the celebration was fantastic.

    Love your new jewelery purchases! Happy 2010!

  9. Shanghai looks so amazing! Food, jewelry, city… AMAZING!

    Happy New Year!

  10. The city is decorated beautifully! I love all the large gold ornaments. And all that jewellery is to die for. Love the hair pins especially. Every time you post pictures of a market I’m amazed at the selection of foods that are offered! It must be mind boggling if you’re not sure what you want…

  11. Happy New Year, Joy! Wow, that huge gold rose is so gorgeous! I love all your pretty hair accessories and jewlery!!

  12. What awesome pictures!

    I am sorry to say that I don’t get too wild with my eating. Probably the wildest thing would be the eel on my scallop rolls when we go out for sushi!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We’re happy to have you with us!

  13. I love those hair pins. can’t wait to go back and shopping 😀 they are really beautiful.

    they have food marketing again?? that’s awesome. last year i got so many good stuff there 😀

  14. LOL, all the wildest things I’ve eaten were in China!

    pork palate (roof of mouth)
    beef tendons
    chicken feet (with the talons)

  15. The necklace you bought is really beautiful… it looks like a ginkgo leaf, and they are my favourite.
    I don’t know what the wildest food I’ve tried would be… maybe bison, venison or rabbit? Dog meat is very popular in Korea, but I was vegetarian while I lived there, so I didn’t try it. OH, I had one odd type of seafood that might have been called a ‘leathery sea-squirt’. It was a tough little sac that burst open when I bit into it. You don’t eat the sac, just spit it out after it bursts and some sea-water stuff comes out. Very strange.

  16. Weinberger

    hey guys, any chance of getting this in RSS?

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