One of the annoying things about China is how hard it is to find common items from back home. I understand things like baking powder (because the Chinese traditionally don't bake) but other things dumbfound me just a tad. Here's a list of things I've gone looking for and either had a really hard time finding, or haven't found at all....
-refrigerated milk. Milk is easy to find and cheap, it has just been stored at room temperature. Many even say "no need to refrigerate" which makes me wonder what they have added to it.
-index/cue cards - still on the hunt for - pretty sure I'm going to end up buying card stock and cutting it myself
-construction paper - the school has to order it from Canada
-a kitchen sink plug - I literally checked 6 or 7 places before I could find one
-cotton blend yarn that can be put in the washing machine (hand-wash wool is easy)
-tights with feet (you can find leggings or nylons)
-related, but sought out by a fellow teacher - baby onesies with feet
-terry cloth bathrobes (you want super fuzzy fleece? No problem)
-Christmas jewelry (was hoping it would be with the gaudy, glitzy, ugly Christmas decorations)
-3 ring binders - they have 2 ring, but even those are less common than other paper-holding devices
-postcards (that's why none of you have gotten one yet)
To be continued...