吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Long Distance Shopping

After I leave China I’m visiting my daughter who is teaching at an international school in the West Bank.  Besides being a mule transporting mac-n-cheese and other delicacies, I unwittingly opened the door to some long distance shopping for my fashion-starved daughter.  Apparently there are no Zara stores in the West Bank and I made the mistake of texting a photo of a Zara that I passed in a luxury mall in Ningbo, China.  The insanity began soon after.

Believe it or not this is an abridged version of the text conversation.

(Update:  She loved the sweater.  It was still cold in Nablus and she wore it every day while I was there.)

 

Zara

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Zara-Two-Sweaters

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One Response to Long Distance Shopping

  1. Iris says:

    OMG!!! We have something in common. I am a (budding) photographer and I also have a daughter who is living in the West Bank…Bethlehem to be exact! I can SO relate to the mule comment and the desperation for new more “non-West Bank” clothes. In our case the big thing was shoes! I have also been a mule for Skippy peanut butter and quinoa. Don’t ask:-) I love your photographs! I would show you mine but I am just starting to put together my website. Oh and I got your name from Mazin Qumsiyeh’s wife from the Natural History Museum of Bethlehem University. I was volunteering and taking photographs for them last month. She thought I would be interested in seeing your work She was right. Asahlamah…(Good-bye in Arabic)
    PS…I am an American from San Francisco.

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