Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Asian Persuasion

Cool Asian Weaponry
A large part of the attraction here is the shopping. If you want something really cool and you what it cheap.. get it in Chinatown. I’m not really big on shopping personally, although I am sure that being broke plays a fairly large part in that. Yet, it is times like these when it is probably a good thing that I don’t have any money, otherwise I would most likely buy EVERYTHING.  I know that while I am here I have to walk away with something, no matter how small. So the hunt was on.

There are so many wonderful collectibles here that I really am quite content to
Now that's how you turn a profit! Time to learn origami.
just window shop. If I had a home, it would most certainly be fully decked out in some sort of Asian-style Feng Shui type d├ęcor. It is all very beautiful and wonderfully ornate. The creativity involved in the design of such eye-pleasing souvenirs never ceases to amaze me. However, the main thing that I was searching for was a charm. For many years I have been wearing one around my neck, and now through attrition the cord is nearly broken.  It is the kanji character for "Dragon". I can think of no better location to replace such an item than right here in Chinatown. Besides, I’m pretty much a sucker for anything with my symbol on it. I managed to find a couple of them at a very inexpensive price.  It is certainly worth letting go of a little bit of pocket change to proudly display my Chinese Horoscope. The Year of the Dragon.

It's not much.. but at least it is something to hold on to.


  1. Chinatown sounds amazing I think I could lose myself there for hours. I could not be happier than looking around different stalls. I love your charm you bought yourself it looks beautiful. The fact that you purchased it with little money in your pocket, breaks my heart.
    I hope this charm keeps you safe and brings you good health, happiness and a little luck with the money.
    I'll do one of my gypsy spells for you to try to help.
    Keep smiling always

  2. I definitely hope to visit Chinatown someday!

  3. adowler3/28/2012

    I have never experienced Chinatown quite the way you have, thanks.

  4. Thank you for the kind words and the gypsy spell. I can use all of the help I can get.

  5. It's worth it, but whatever you do make sure you walk away with something cool.

  6. When you dig right in there really is a lot to explore, and you can do it on a really tight budget of "broke as hell". Something I know you can appreciate.


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