Happy 'Thanksgifting'

(Beijing Today)
Updated: 2006-11-21 09:57

Americans like celebrating things. In Thanksgiving, they even appear to have a celebration of merely saying 'thank you', which probably explains why their service industry personnel are so damn polite. Here in China, if we want someone to say 'thank you' we have to give them something first. Just like this page is a kind of 'thank you' for my salary. Anyway, here's some stuff you could give on Thanksgiving.

Bio-Line Peel Cream

If you've been '30' for the last 10 years, then whenever friends are around, you're probably wondering how to convince your prune faced mother to hide out in the attic so as not to ruin your scam. Well no more. This year, simply daub her crinkly body in this stuff and watch the years peel away. She'll scrub up like a ripe turnip.

Available: Bitherm shelf in big shopping centers

Cost: 580 yuan for Line Pearl, 650 yuan for cream, 450 yuan for Eye Cream


This is a cigarette lighter. Perhaps your dad could light his cigarettes with it. If he doesn't smoke, buy him something else.

Available: F/1, Grand Pacific (Juntai) Shopping Center, Xidan, Xicheng

Cost: 400-800 yuan

Treat yourself

Samurai knives

No Thanksgiving is complete without eviscerating a turkey, and where better to hang your 'exhibit A' tag than a samurai knife?

Available: Kuli's, No 43, Xinjiekou Nandajie, Xinjiekou, Xicheng

Cost: 289 yuan

Mixed Fruit Drops

I think, therefore I am (Rene Descartes), I produce the shopping page, therefore I suck (Gan Tian). Of course, I'm referring to the candies.

Available: Lotus Supermarket, Wudaokou, Haidian

Cost: 34 yuan



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Eating out: Food with dances and songs
Bars&Cafes: Cigar together with mojito
Weekend&Holiday: Happy 'Thanksgifting'
Shopping: Discounts and bargains
What's on: Blind wine tasting and quiz

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Eating out: New Shanghai style cuisine
Bars&Cafes: Meet at Bar 505
Weekend&Holiday: Hot-rock treatment hits the spot
Shopping: Cartier for the eyes
What's on: Pause festival comes