The Chinese Soldier Winter Hat
I live close to Chinatown. In fact, it is just a few blocks down from where I live in San Francisco. It is without any doubt one of my favorite places in the city. I love the place for its shopping, its vibrant culture, the food, and more. Going there is like being transported to China without leaving the country and flying on a plane. Anyway, my prayer sure was answered last December when I found a store that sold the Chinese soldier winter hat I wanted.
I actually have two of the said hat. I bought one in black and another one in brown when I traveled to Beijing years ago. They were sold along sidewalks and in public markets in Beijing and I don't think I paid more than the equivalent of $5 for each one.
However, the black one I own has begun to feel a bit loose on my head which is why I was hoping to find another one here in Chinatown. Luckily, I did. Sure, it was way more expensive here at $20 but definitely cheaper than going back to China just to buy one. I can't complain.