Tag Archive: online shopping

Latest Taobao fails

A few years ago I wrote a post about Taobao fails and I think it’s among my funniest posts. Those fails were inflicted upon other people and I was merely reporting what the… Continue reading

Shit my husband buys

A couple of months ago it was baby A.’s second birthday. I was pretty sure I was going to be in charge of getting his presents as my husband is always very busy,… Continue reading

In times of coronavirus… trust your neighbour

The coronavirus outbreak has entered a new phase as it spreads all over the world. Cases in China are becoming less and less, with the official figures being 39916 current infections, 2791 deaths… Continue reading

The strange case of Taobao vs AliExpress

The other day I was chatting with a friend who lives in Spain and I was telling her about some bib I had bought on Taobao for Baby A. She often orders things… Continue reading

Chinese t-shirts with English slogans

This morning I read this article in the Guardian newspaper: ‘My favourite salad is books’ – why the French love badly translated slogan T-shirts: “It might simply be that we have gone post-logo, with… Continue reading

The difficulty of choosing

I am an indecisive person. But I have a strange form of indecisiveness: it doesn’t really affect my big decisions in life, only the trivial, non important stuff. Like buying things. When I go… Continue reading

Women’s Day in China

Today is March 8th, International Women’s Day. When I was a child, this day was called Working Women’s Day (at least in Spain). There were articles in the newspapers commemorating it and some… Continue reading

Christmas gifts suggestions from Taobao

Christmas is almost here! Did you finish buying presents for your family and friends? What are you saying? You ran out of ideas and are on the brink of despair because you don’t know… Continue reading

Double 11: Expectations vs Reality

November 11 is almost here! I already talked a bit last year about this day, which became a major shopping festivity in recent years. It started as a celebration for single people, because of… Continue reading

Don’t leave your boyfriend home alone

I am serious. Don’t ever leave your boyfriend alone at home. If you do, make sure he doesn’t have access to the internet and/or a credit card ready to use. Because when you… Continue reading