Monday, November 15, 2004

This does have something to do with the price of eggs in China

In China, I could get a pound of eggs (about 8) for 3 kuai (35 cents). When we moved to Singapore, it was right in the middle of a bird flu epidemic in Malaysia, where most of the eggs here originate. Naturally, the shortage drove up the prices. At one point, I saw a dozen eggs for S$6.60, which is roughly US$3.90. That's (if my math is correct, which it usually isn't) 10 times more than what we paid before. You had to reallllllly want eggs.

I mention this simply because this morning in my stroll down the market, I noticed eggs are back down to a reasonable S$1.95 (US $1.20 or so). I can't remember what we paid in the states anymore. Is that good? We had omlettes for dinner. :)


Chris B. said...

This is an interesting discussion, but my question is, what does all this have to do with the price of TEA in China?

Gina Marie said...

No, Chris, there's also another saying which is, "What does this have to do with the price of EGGS in China?" as well. I know. I looked it up on the internet. In the process, I also found out how to say that phrase in Spanish, which should come in handy if I'm ever in Mexico again.

Apparently, people around the world are extremely concerned about the price of eggs and tea in China. I can assure you that both of them are very inexpensive, as most things in China are.

Gina Marie said...

By the way, the way to say it in Spanish is, "Yo tengo una tía que toca la guitarra." That's right. "I have an aunt who can play the guitar." I think generally the phrase is simply, "What does that have to do with the price of eggs?" but I've heard it both ways. It just seemed fitting.