On the left: Hula Girl or as it says on the box it came in, "Hawaii Style Haiboa Doll."
On the right: Fireworks Boy ("Tang Suit Haiboa Doll"). I think he needs safety goggles or else he might become the "Law Suit Haiboa Doll."
Haibao is Chinese for "Gumby" (OK, no it isn't.)
Together, they became part of my desk display. The shelves are too wimpy for books, so what are you going to do, eh?
Shanghai literally means, on the sea. Shang=on the; hai=sea. When Greenland melts, Shanghai might well end up in the sea, but, in the words of Joni Mitchell, let's not talk about fare-thee-wells now.
Bund is not a German word, as many people had mistakenly told me in the past, but a variation of band, which is Hindi for esplanade, which is French for embarcadero, which is Spanish for waterfront.
I have several thousand photos from my 2008 trips to the Orient to share. Time to dust off those folders and put them into some essays.
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