Remembering that a smog reading between 151 and 200 on the air quality index at the US Embassy tells us it's 'unhealthy' to go outdoors ...
... there are times, like this morning, when the monitoring personnel just don't know what to say.
|Can I humbly suggest this is a golden marketing opportunity|
for a jeans manufacturer. You need to coordinate your ads,
Still, one embassy staffer came good with a handy suggestion when it was even higher ...
|Or was this a marketing opportunity seized upon by the|
Indonesian Tourism Board?
But considering it's China, could there be anything worse than this?
In any event, today was like any other Thursday as I looked out the window at 7.00am.
Soon it was time to take little Evie to school, looking as cute as ever.
We rubbed faces and said goodbye ...
... before stopping for a photo with some friends and their dad ...
After that I excitedly hit the shops to see what some of my favourite designers had come up with for the new season!
|Look hot to trot in this jaunty tri-tone|
ensemble! Just the thing for spring.
|Why not coordinate accessories with your BFF?|
Matching facewear's twice as nice!
|Everyone knows it's a fashion crime to wear white between|
Labour Day and Easter ...
|... but if you're a cool dude with headphones|
you can probably carry it off.
|Later on, give him those bedroom|
eyes in a bit of all-white that's a
bit of all-right!
|The in-thing for spring is now officially|
a 'must-have' ...
|... which is known only too well by these|
gatekeepers of style.
|Those with extra panache can breathe|
easy and look fabulous.
Better red than dead!
Still, dedicated followers of fashion will know sometimes there's a price to pay for feeling this good ...
... like foggy glasses ...
... and going without the odd little treat.
|And if you've got a devilishly handsome|
cleft in your chin, you might not be
able to show it off. Plus there's all that
condensation running down your face.
|And afterwards, in case you didn't already|
have enough lines on your face, you'll
have a few more - for extra character!
|Occasionally you might get that sinking feeling ...|
|But soon you'll rise up again.|
Also while out shopping this fine day ...
|Speaking of domination, it's incredible I know, but this one|
little understated shop apparently controls all cigarette sales
In the kids' store, there were several fun toys to remind the little ones that if they stay healthy ...
... they can look forward to several decades of domestic drudgery.
But really, isn't this one a bit bizarre?
|Let's hope it teaches them that there's be|
times when it's empty.
Speaking of drudgery in the kitchen, it seemed this Beijing restaurant where I had lunch didn't fancy it too much.
|Don't be fooled. It's a Malaysian restaurant.|
My multi-ethnic wife took me there for
lunch ... the other day ... at the airport.
I didn't feel like Malaysian. Thankfully,
they had a burger alternative. It took a fair
while to come.
|When it did, it looked remarkably familiar.|
It tasted that way too, although I was a bit
thrown by the extravagant plate and salad.