Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's Getting Cold...

...In Here

Sure some people know that winter in Beijing has begun because the municipality utility authority starts providing heat (check previous post here & here) but I, personally, have another way to know the start of the seasons (spring & summer) and winter for me starts when I see this:

1 yuan for 3 jins (€0.10 for 1.5 kg – for €1 you’ll get 15 kilos!)

Chinese family usually buy their 葱 (Cong – leeks) and 白菜 (BaiCai – Chinese cabbage) for the winter and stack them on their balcony where they will dry out a little bit but the inside will keep fresh.

Going home and letting them dry