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Rainy Season

Rainy Season
I don’t want to make this blog too much about myself, but this time I’ll make an exception because, hey, my mom came to visit me. In order to search for the real China we went to southern Yunnan and we ended up in a farmer’s hut taking shelter from the first storm of the rainy season.

Chinese Mycology

See You Tomorrow
*金针菇 (jīnzhēngū): Often literally translated as golden needle mushroom, but also known as Flammulina Velutipes, it’s a very common mushroom in Asia, where we eat it all the time. This one is saying “see you tomorrow!” because, according to popular wisdom, you can see it almost intact the day after you eat it if you are curious enough. Personally, I don’t think it’s that hard to digest and Wikipedia says it might also prevent cancer, so give it a try!