In China, everybody's got a guy for everything. I've got a light bulb guy on my block, a noodle lady in my 'hood, an extension cord elderly couple just a short walk away, a beer and cigarette shop run by a family a few doors down, etc. Every little storefront in China is packed to the gills with whatchamacallit's and whozamawhatsie's, and every store is different. Neighborhoods have different tastes, and the adaptable nature of corner store operators has made each and every store unique. Over October break, a photographer traveled across China and visited corner store after corner store and asked each proprietor what their highest selling item was. He went on to take a portrait of each one, and was kind enough to share it with the world on Danwei, a great web magazine about China. Turns out people love cigarettes and the lottery.
And finally, to go along with our piece on Traditional Chinese Medicine from last week, we've got a story over on the blog Seeing Red in China about Chinese doctors opinions on TCM. It's great to hear informed people on the topic, particularly doctors who've studied and practice western medicine, but who have lived their lives in China and around TCM. And, as the posts always are over at Seeing Red in China, it's a good one.