Angel always carries an umbrella outdoors, to preserve his fair complexion. I'm too cool to carry an umbrella, because I've been on an unexplainable anti-umbrella strike for my entire life.
Their version of a dollar store?
I can actually read that sign! It says Lao Dong Men Xu Shi Tu. Now you know. Oh, what's it mean? It seems to mean something along the lines of: these are pictures of what DongMen used to be like back in the day.
This is what I had had to purchase on our shopping adventure: a little notebook that I have named The Golden Shining Notebook of Joy. Have you ever seen such a sparkly notebook? I'm sure you understand why I had to buy it on sight. I needed The Golden Shining Notebook of joy to take notes from my Chinese class in.
This is what tempted Angel, the candy store. He got himself a back of strawberryish candy. I didn't have any, so I can't report on how worthwhile the purchase was, but he devoured it quickly.
There was also a real, live Transformer in DongMen. It's Bumblebee, right?
This was the secret entrance of the mall that we stumbled into and got lost in a gigantic labyrinth of shopping for more than an hour.
We came out of DongMen after having spent a total of 52 Yuan ($8.50), on a DVD, my Golden Shining Notebook of Joy, Angel's candy, and a bubble tea. It was a grand mini-adventure and I'm sure we'll be back if we find ourselves in need of something that we think could possibly be found within the depths of these malls.