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Fashion Treasure Hunt China Style – The Biggest Online Shopping Site in China

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February will be a very happy and busy month. We can see it is coming! There are 30 days to go to Valentine’s Day from now on. Four days before the Valentine’s Day, there will be the Chinese New Year, which falls on 10 Feb. Let’s celebrate in style, shall we?

While in China, we found the biggest fashion treasure hunting place! seems very popular for young people in China to shop for their wardrobes and for good reasons, too.

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We had a look and there are virtually every brand under the sun in For the next 30 days, we will show case some nice clothes from There are many Australian, Asia, and USA brands there. So many that we lose count!

We love sportsgirl, cotton on, Jacquie, basque, wish, witchery, David Lawrence and many more brands back in Sydney. We have picked up a nice Basque dress during our China trip. A little black dress on

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Mrs D wearing her new little black dress. Very happy girl.

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It’s a full length black dress, quite formal, so you won’t find Mrs D wearing this at any Jakarta shopping mall for sure. 😀

basque label black lady dress size 8 not only serves the China, Hongkong area, it also has started its Singapore market, and some other Asia markets. Their ambition is to expand to the rest of the world, like EBay.

So if you are in the China and great Asia regions like us, you might want to check out? But first, find a friend who knows Chinese, one of the most difficult languages in the world!

Good luck, taobao (means treasure hunt in Chinese). 😀

For an easier task (minus the difficult in learning Chinese), to see all the brands we are interested in, why not head to our very own midnightvisitor’s fashion online guide? This is another project we have been working on, and it will be updated over time to show you all the goodies we found in the fashion department!


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Turtle Neck and Hoodies – What we bought this month

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Hi, happy Friday, dear readers,

Can’t believe it is the last day of Nov, and we are only 25 days away from Christmas. Are you excited?

We have a big trip to make to the winter land (actually Miss D will have to make two trips as she will go with her Honours choir to China in early Feb next year). Since we live in sunny hot Jakarta, you wouldn’t expect us to have any winter clothing, would you?

Actually, we do have a few winter items that we can wear. Shows how good a planner Mrs. D is, she just knew that we would need them on a rainy winter’s day.

Well, our winter clothes are still not quite enough, and it is always fun to shop for more anyway. So here’s what we bought for our trip:

A pale white coloured hoodie by Junk Food. On sale for USD 40, down from USD 80.

A grey hoodie by Aerie for American Eagle. USD 49.99.

A grey turtle neck long sleeve top . On sale for USD 19,99, down from USD 39.99.

Pretty boring, right?

Ambitious as we are, we dress in a conventional way. Especially for winter clothes, we stick to our grey, beige, black, brown. You know, the safe colours.

But every story has its twist, a bit of a complication, a bait, that keeps the readers coming back…

Well, is this a writer’s 101 post? It sure sounds like one now. 😀

So our twist is like this:


Actually, it is Friday and we have a dinner party to attend tonight. Soz, no time to finish the writing. Can you come back tomorrow?

We will finish whatever is needed tomorrow, if we get over our hung over, that is. Promise. (seriously, this is NOT the twist, OK. The twist is due out tomorrow!)

Good night, and see you soon.

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Things We Bought In October

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We have gone crazy on Halloween this month. Of course, we have to buy a few things for Halloween.

Miss D got her new black witch toy (it makes a scary sound, and its evil eyes will shine once you touch her), her new devil’s mask and her new black witch hat. She is one little happy Halloween enthusiast at the moment.

Look at the black witch and the Babies at the back. How fascinating! Indonesia babies in full traditional costumes, and a black witch. East meets west?

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Miss D will be the tour guide in her school’s haunted house tonight. For this job, she saved us an entry fee of USD 2. How great!

Mrs D has bought a new dress (OK, she has bought more than one new dress, but this is the one we are going to show you.) You know, the holiday and party season is officially upon us now that we are in November. Why not buy yourself a nice piece before all the other girls rush in? Have you got any ideas for this year’s Christmas gift yet? Hurry up. We are working on ours now.

This dress is by Ralph Lauren. On the official Ralph Lauren website, it is on sell for USD49.99 now. But Mrs D got it for a mere USD 15 from one of the factory outlets in Jakarta.

Factory outlets are a great place to hunt for bargains. Sometimes it can be a hit and miss. We can’t always win. But it is kind of addictive and every now and then, we can find some authentic pieces at bargain prices.

In our bathroom – We love Clearasil and we are using the Clearasil PerfectaWash – an automatic dispenser that provides the perfect amount of cleanser for our face.

In our study –  Miss D is still reading the perfect joke book ‘National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles’. Miss D cannot stop reading it as it is hilarious.

Miss D has also done a 3 minute video for her French Beginner’s class. We don’t know how authentic her French is. Or, does it sound more like English? Why not have a listen for yourself. It’s based on the Simpson’s characters and is a fun to watch. We all love The Simpsons, don’t we? The video will be uploaded soon. So stay tuned.

What are your favorite cartoon characters? Do drop us a line as we love to share a few laughs in the MidNightVisitor’s house.


We are working on our lust list at the moment. Do you have something you really, really want this Christmas? Do drop us a line. We love to hear your stories.

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What We Bought This Month?

(Drawing by Miss D)

Miss D’s New Blinkpen

Miss D is in love with her new Blinkpen.

It is her favorite. She can’t stop using it.

She drew stars with it. She drew flowers with it. She drew cute little cats with it.

And, she had drawn a Catress with it (Yep, it is a brown tree trunk with a blue cat’s head. We wonder why.)

She said she is going to use this Blinkpen for her new Poster. It is going to look FANTASTIC. She promises.

‘Now I don’t need to search my pencil case for different colors.’ Miss D said. ‘It is so convenient!’

This blinkpen is fast to get out of her pencil case and can freely change Colors because it is 8 colors in 1. Colors of rainbows plus one, not bad for a little girl like Miss D.

She adores it. She really, really loves it.

The price is reasonable consider the Blinkpen has 8 colors, each color only costs RP 3,000 (About USD 35 cents, 1AUD = 9925 IDR).

Miss D spotted this blinkpen in the shop the other day and grabbed it immediately. Turns out one of her beasties had exactly the same Blinkpen about a year ago and Miss D was so envy and had being dying to have one ever since. Guess it was her lucky day that day when her wish became true.

Her friend actually bought this blinkpen back in Sydney. That’s why we kind of think we cannot find it here in Jakarta.

Well, we are wrong. We found it in Lotte Mart, a supermarket chain here.

It is a small world after all.

                     (Drawing by Miss D)

Do your little ones have any favorite things in their mind? Share with us your stories. We’d like to hear that.

Other Things We Bought

Apart from this Blinkpen, we also went pants shopping for Mr. D this month.

Mrs D has bought a cute IPad case. Her old one is a bit dated and she is in love with her new IPad case.

Mrs D is also setting her eyes on a new pair of cute animal prints sunny. If you have seen one, please send us an email. We’d love to find that pair of perfect sunny for Mrs D.

In our bathroom – At the moment we are using Clearasil PerfectaWash – an automatic dispenser that provides the perfect amount of cleanser for our face.

In our study –  Miss D is reading the perfect joke book ‘National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles’. Miss D cannot stop reading it as soon as she started.

Miss D is also doing a 1 minute video book review for Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, one of her favorite authors. It is one of her English school homework. You will see the video next week some time.

What is your favorite joke book or favorite joke? Do drop us a line as we love to share a few laughs in the MidNightVisitor‘s house.


Ray of sunshine – Mrs D is in love with this Tahitian Maxi in Oceania from frockaholics, It is already sold out. But she will look for something similar. The wedding and party season is upon us and new frocks are an absolute must. What do you think?

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That’s all for this month. Bye for now. Please come back next Monday for Time to Reveal.

Also, stay tuned for next month’s ‘What We Bought This Month’.