The first time I saw this old man selling his wares on the pavement of Chinatown was perhaps a year back and last Sunday, I saw him again. He used to own a shop selling Chinese porcelain ware, enamel mugs, stainless steel tiffin carriers, all of which had that unique Made in China branding. This is gradually being lost as China becomes the world's biggest factory and Chinese consumers begin to acquire a more Western taste in products.
I bought a quaint looking blue and white duck and turtle ware which uncle said could be used for steamed dishes or even for keeping salt in the kitchen. Serendipity makes me buy the strangest things.