Endlessly inspired by Beijing’s androgenous mascots, I drew this at work the other week. My teammates on the B team going to the frisbee tournament in Shanghai liked it so much that they decided to name the team “Beijing Bling” or “Bei-bling,” hence the hat in my recent Flickr uploads. I paid 35 RMB for the hat at Yashow, plus the half hour or so of walking in and out of the store it took me to get the price to that level. The silver glitter came off on my fingers once I brought it outside. They don’t make bling here like they do back home.