Shopping in U-Town, Beijing

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My cousin is here, to celebrate her arrival, I brought her to one of my favorite restaurants in town – Element Fresh, located in the famous Sanlitun shopping center in the embassy district.

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Of course, I had to show her my huge earmuffs that I just bought a week ago.

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Absolutely LOVED them – first ever in my life too… No, I haven’t tried them on before I struck a quick deal with the vendor, so I had no idea they were just HUGE….

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Our foods are here, perfectly served as it always had been.  The fish was definitely my cousin’s favorite.

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And conchiglie.

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Big Christmas tree in the center of the outdoor shopping center.

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The embassy district was decorated in Christmas lights for the season.

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Despite it was a Saturday, I had a meeting the next day. After the meeting, the cousin and I visited U-Town Shopping Center right across the street.  Ever since I started working for this company, I’ve always wanted to visit this shopping center but yet had the time.

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Our hot pot lunner at one of the most popular chains in town.

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and sauce bowl.

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Passing a piano and guzheng shop, found this guy teaching his baby piano.

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After a few minutes, they went for the guzheng.

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The shopping center.

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Went in Häagen-Dazs for afternoon ice cream.

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Trying to squeeze a lemon while it was in the glass.

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Murals in the shopping center.

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I suppose this is a girl horse….

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The weird tree in front of the shopping center for the holidays season.

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My cousin’s company, Sinopec, has headquarter pinned not far from my workplace.

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We were still too hungry after the ice creams, so we decided to order some meat buns in the snacks district.

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And lamb soup.

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I finally decided to build my own do-it-yourself air purifier – by putting a filter right in front of a fan.  A lot of expats resorted to this method instead of falling dizzy from hundreds of purifier brands.  We’ll see how will this work for me. 

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