- Hi all, I need to apologize for being MIA in the last two months! Unfortunately, reading and writing papers in Chinese is really taking a toll on my sleep cycle and stress levels. It also doesn’t help that the construction workers are working on a subway system right in front of my dorm. In China, there are no regulations that ban them from using jackhammers at 2 a.m. But anyway, I digress…
I wanted to write a post about the latest fashion trend in Nanjing and Shanghai: pollution masks also known as 口罩. In the last week, pollution levels in several cities in China soared past 400 (pollution is usually at about 100-150 in Nanjing). When I first moved to China, I thought the masks were unnecessary, but last week the air was so bad that it made my eyes itch and you could physically feel the particles in the air. I thought that pollution was nothing to freak out about until I experienced all of this. At school, everyone was talking about different models of filters and designer mask brands. One of my American professors even wore a $75 pollution mask during the entire class. Another professor talked about the supply and demand of products that pollution would cause: one of the more well-known brands of masks called 3M sold out on Taobao last week. Below are some images of the popular things sold amid the pollution frenzy.
Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am very excited to be a new guest blogger at heydoyou. Yvonne and I met this summer while I was working for an online jewelry company called BaubleBar. We had been in contact since then and now I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to write for such a great blog!
Ten things about myself:
1. I am half-American and half-Filipino.
2. I grew up all over South East Asia (mainly in Hong Kong and Singapore).
3. As of this past May, I am a Vassar College alum with a degree in Asian Studies.
4. I will continue to study Sino-American relations at a Johns Hopkins graduate program in Nanjing, China soon.
5. I love fashion so much that two of my classmates and I started a personal style blog featuring our friends at Vassar called The College Catalogue. Since I have already graduated from college, it only seems right to graduate from managing this blog by moving on to new things!
6. So…in the next coming months, I plan to merge my interests in China and fashion by blogging about cultural trends seen in Nanjing and Shanghai. I hope to share some of my exciting adventures and interesting stories with you all.
7. I have a terrible case of food envy. Whenever someone is eating anything that looks good, I have to eat it too.
8. My other weakness is shoes. Oh my god do I love shoes. I can never get enough!
9. I’m currently obsessed with Lianne La Havas since I saw her perform at Central Park this summer.
10. I spill on myself. A lot.