I needed glue to put superman logos together for Halloween costumes. I bought a Chinese barand glue at Bairunfa, a local supermarket. I glued yellow, red and black pieces together. The logo looked perfect. The big logo is for Jesse. The middle size is mine and the cute small one is for Akiva. I was ready for Halloween. Next day all pieces came off. I re-glued the pieces. But they came apart again. I wondered how Chinese students do art project at school. I had to hand-sew the all pieces.
I have been trying to make our house childproofing. I put corner protectors on coffee table. Akiva has been trying to pull off them. I bought a Chinese duct tape at Carrefour, a French super market. I put the tape over the protectors to re-secure them. Next day those duck tapes came off. I thought there might be dust on the protectors. I wiped and waited to dry, again put the tape on the protectors. They came off. I was raged, â€œHow can I live in a country the glue and tape donâ€™t stick?â€, â€œWhy China didnâ€™t want to pay 3COM to get their patent?â€ Chinese glue and duct tape are cheap, but they donâ€™t stick. Big fu*kinâ€™ waste!! In fact Chinese people know Chinese products are cheap and bad quality. Repair guys are on the street of every corners.
These are very little daily things, but I am still mad. I wish I can calm down and enjoy Chinese development.
[Jesse’s un-invited additional opinion]: While we are at it, we could bring up the busted new sink faucet, the busted water-tank cooler, the Nokia cell phone I bought that came with pirated software, 4 backpacks that all fell apart, and several broken computer components.